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7 Lessons for Fathers from Mary Poppins

I know. “Mary Poppins.” I haven’t blown a gasket. Just hear me out. Without drilling too much into childhood nostalgia, or the feminist overtones, the original film has a great deal of good in it for dads. With the help of actor David Tomilson (1917-2000), the P.L. Travers/Disney film was more about fatherhood, than a ‘magical nanny.’ George Banks (Tomilson) ‘was the Poppins’ protagonist,’ explained Nathan Morley in his Tomilson biography, ...

By |2023-08-03T17:01:42+10:00August 3rd, 2023|NEW DADS|0 Comments
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I’ve Made More Mistakes Than You

As a parent, I make a lot of mistakes. But my kids are gracious to forgive if I’m humble enough to admit my mistakes. Canadian-born Hollywood actress Mary Pickford said: You may make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you start blaming someone else. My Sad Brag – I’ve Made More Mistakes Than You If you’re a parent, you have made more mistakes than you know. Don’t you feel ...

By |2024-03-08T20:00:06+10:00April 24th, 2023|MOTHERS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Power of Forgiveness

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” These are the wise words of Robert Muller. Anne Lamont gets right to the point with a touch of black humour. She said, “Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.” Every now and again someone comes into your life that really personifies the message ...

By |2023-04-06T20:17:23+10:00April 6th, 2023|Other Topics|0 Comments
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Forgiveness is the Life Blood of Marriage

“Forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Lk 23:24). These words of Jesus as he was being crucified were meant not just for his executioners, but for all of us. His love transcends all our limitations and failures and calls us into life. We all have someone to forgive; someone who has disappointed, betrayed, abandoned or hurt us in some way. For those of us who are married, it’s ...

By |2023-03-30T09:11:21+10:00March 30th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Forgiveness – A New Year Resolution You Can Keep

Too many New Year resolutions falter because they fail to address what really needs changing: the internal disposition that compels us into unwanted habits. A few years ago, we received a letter from an irate reader. We were tempted to point out his clear misinterpretation that led him to conclude almost the direct opposite of our intent. But we recognised in his words the wounded heart of a person imprisoned by ...

By |2022-12-30T06:36:45+10:00December 28th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments
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Confessions of a Marriage Junkie

I have a confession to make. I’m a ‘marriage junkie’. Before I go any further let me warn you: this is a blast from the past in more ways than one. You see, I have written about this before, and I wish I could say I am getting better, but it is not the case. So why am I a marriage junkie and what exactly is a “Marriage Junkie?” Maybe it’s ...

By |2022-11-25T09:27:09+10:00December 2nd, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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Happy Father’s Day with a Bag of Love

This Father's Day, may fathers everywhere receive a big bundle of love from their children. May healing and reconciliation take place where required, and may fathers step up to their calling as loving dads and role models for their offspring. The team at Dads4Kids wishes all Dads, all over Australia, a happy Father’s Day. It is always a busy time for us with the release of our new Father’s Day TV ...

By |2022-09-19T17:35:54+10:00September 3rd, 2022|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|2 Comments
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