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Bond-building Couch Co-op Video Games

Video games can be great bond-builders. With the demise of couch co-op, options for split-screen adventures are few and far between. Computer games are not the community-building tool they once were. Companies like DICE, EA and even Mojang followed the Silicon Valley maximum profit trend by limiting customisable consumer options. Buy an Apple product, for example, and they lock you into paying for their expensive branded accessories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48NAQCSnHdQ Console-makers, game ...

By |2021-08-07T13:29:16+10:00August 7th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Men — We Need Each Other

We need each other. The saying from Proverbs is true: “As iron sharpens iron, so does a man sharpen the face of his friend.” Robert Louis Stevenson put it this way: “No man is useless while he has a friend.” Dr John Tickell, a specialist in the keys for a long life, talks about the importance of the Ace of Clubs. His thesis is that we all need friends and family, ...

By |2021-05-05T14:57:41+10:00August 16th, 2020|MANHOOD|0 Comments

Three Things a Father Can Do in the Midst of the Coronavirus

If you are a Dad, it is hard not to feel a bit overwhelmed at the present moment. The coronavirus news seems to beat down at us from every quarter. Our children and our wives are looking to us for leadership in the midst of our current situation. What is our response to them? Firstly, we need to keep the saw sharp. Who is the saw in this analogy? You are the ...

By |2021-06-29T11:19:58+10:00April 5th, 2020|Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments

The Science of Love

Two weeks ago we celebrated Valentine's Day, and by way of celebration I looked up an older article from Time Magazine called 'The Science of Romance'. I looked up Susan Sprecker's 'Passionate Love Scale' featured in Time Magazine and ran the test on myself. After 44 years of marriage, I rated as 'passionate, but less intense'. My wife tells me she scored 'wildly, even recklessly in love'. I am working hard ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00February 29th, 2020|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

Fathers & Families – The Priority of Adventure

Richard Branson said, “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” It is the priority of adventure that makes being out in the bush with a bunch of dads and their kids really exhilarating. Wollondilly River Station, the place for our annual Dads4kids Bush Camp, is set in a deep valley not too far from the famous Wombeyan Caves in the Southern Highlands ...

By |2019-04-15T07:00:35+10:00April 15th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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