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TIME – The Currency of Relationships

There’s an old adage in the world of parenting advice: Kids spell LOVE as T.I.M.E. Kids don’t need things nearly much as they need a parent’s attention and availability. It’s a classic mistake that we make all too often; we give them stuff we’ve bought instead of the thing they most need from us -- our interest and investment in them. Or we do things for them instead of with them ...

By |2022-10-27T19:45:59+10:00October 28th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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The Power of Ritual

Routines can be very useful in keeping our lives purposeful and organised. Rituals are like routines with one important difference -- they have positive emotional meaning. Rituals connect us with others by providing a focus or activity that enables us to interact together in an enjoyable and meaningful way. Almost anything can become a ritual when we make the relationship the focus. For example, some couples check in with each other ...

By |2022-09-30T16:34:54+10:00September 30th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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How to Win Gold in the Fatherhood Routine Regatta

Who remembers the days of youthful enthusiasm, going to the gym with your mates, endless levels of energy bursting at the seams? Perhaps for the fortunate ones, those days still abound. I recall as a young teenager heading off to the gym, board shorts and singlet -- the singlet was a pre-requisite: showed off the muscle definition (or lack thereof in my case) -- and water bottle in hand, ready for ...

By |2022-07-15T20:23:42+10:00July 15th, 2022|NEW DADS, Dads|0 Comments
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Intentional Relationship

No matter how easy it is to fall in love, staying in love requires attention and effort. Most people drift into love, marriage and family without a whole lot of conscious planning about the kind of relationship they want to have five, ten or twenty years down the track. Whether you are married, engaged or dating, it is never too late to be more intentional in your relationship. Being proactive in ...

By |2022-06-25T03:01:08+10:00June 25th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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