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Building Trust Through Clear Expectations

The key to building trust in relationships is for both people to make their expectations clear and then commit to meeting those expectations. When we look back on our early romance, we note how quick we were to trust each other, even recklessly so. We dived into the relationship with ready abandon and little thought for the risks of rejection or disappointment. Since then, our trust levels have strengthened in many ...

By |2021-10-29T09:19:54+10:00October 30th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Making the Connection: Communication is Easy With These 3 Tips

We recently analysed the feedback from 400 participants in our online marriage preparation course. The results to the question, “On which of the following areas would you like more formation/education”, surprised us; the most requested item among eleven options was, ‘Improving Communication’. Communication and Relationships Why the surprise? Everybody knows that communication is foundational to happy relationships. The surprise is that most people we talk to believe that they are already ...

By |2021-09-17T16:59:23+10:00September 17th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Transform Your Life Through Listening

Do you find yourself finishing others' sentences, pigeonholing people, speaking over them, or multitasking when others are speaking to you? If so, then perhaps it is listening reset time… Would you call yourself a good listener?  Most people would answer positively to that question -- but when those who know you are asked that question, will their answer be as positive? From Zero To Listening Hero Real Talk 4 Real Men ...

By |2021-08-30T11:25:24+10:00August 30th, 2021|Dads, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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Are you living in the temporary?

Are you living in the now, or in the glory days of your memory? With life moving ever faster, the cost is high if we fail to keep up. This is a challenging podcast (#47 Real Talk for Real Men). There was a time when you could build your life around a single career, even a single employer. Work hard and you had a job for life and a secure retirement.  ...

By |2021-08-02T16:18:08+10:00August 4th, 2021|Dads, MANHOOD, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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Learning to Father

Yes, you can learn to father. Hear from 86-year-old Clive on how he went from having no relatable dad in his life to becoming the pivot around which many from inside and outside of his bloodline proudly call him ‘dad’. How do you learn to be a father when you have not had a good example from your father? Can you just trust instinct? Is that enough? And when you decide ...

By |2021-07-08T12:23:07+10:00July 8th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, PODCASTS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Is Recovering from an Affair Possible?

What is worse than death of a partner in a relationship? For those who have been through it, finding your partner has cheated on you brings pain that can seem to be impossible to deal with. How will your relationship survive? How will you survive? What about the kids? In this blogpost and podcast, Phil will give you hope and a pathway forward that works. Help! My Partner Has Had An ...

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

Valentine’s Day

A man once said to me, "I told my wife I loved her once, why do I have to tell her again?" Maybe that foolhardy statement is one of the reasons many men get irked by Valentine's Day. I was one of them. Men are headliners, while women are fine print people.  Men say, "Just give me the facts." Once we have those facts, we don't like going over old ground. ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00February 9th, 2020|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

The Secret to Raising Great Children

Some time  ago I wrote an article called “Ten Reasons for Eating Together” for the Dads4Kids weekly newsletter to inspire fathers and encourage families. The week after the story went out to 5,000 fathers I spoke to my wife about the newsletter. I said, “You know a lot of men are going to start eating more with their families after last week’s newsletter - 10 Reasons for Eating Together, but not ...

By |2019-07-01T13:05:46+10:00July 1st, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment

Valentines Day and the Key to a Woman’s Heart

I have heard so many men complain to me, “My wife is very high maintenance”. In most cases this statement shows a distinct lack of understanding of the fairer sex. The truth of the matter, from a man’s point of view, is all women are high maintenance. A man’s needs are very simple: food, s*x, sleep. OK, that’s a huge over-simplification, but there’s more truth in it than we care to ...

By |2021-05-14T13:21:24+10:00February 10th, 2017|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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