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Listening is the Underdog of All Communication

The family dog has taught us a variety of life lessons, including how to communicate better as humans. Owning a pet has been a journey that has taken the better part of a decade. A year into owning a dog -- or rather being the caretaker of one -- I’m sold on the adage that dogs are “man’s best friend.” Fish were tried, but died. Cats? We’ve been there and done ...

By |2022-01-28T19:09:52+10:00January 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • marriage

Five Strategies to Improve Your Marriage

Even if your marriage is going through difficulties, taking these small steps can work wonders in reigniting your love and smoothing out communication. A lot of people feel trapped in a dissatisfying or troubled marriage. They feel powerless to ‘fix’ it because their spouse refuses to join them in counselling or a marriage enrichment course. Yet in truth, there are lots of things a husband or wife can do on their ...

By |2022-01-28T19:11:23+10:00January 28th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Seven Habits of Effective Communicators

Almost everyone agrees that communication -- good communication -- is essential to successful relationships. But what constitutes ‘good’ communication? The answer to that all depends on our goals, which will be different for various relationships and dependent on the circumstances. If our goal is to give clear instructions to an employee, it will call for a different kind of communication to what we might use when encouraging a child struggling to ...

By |2022-01-14T18:50:23+10:00January 14th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Supporting Your Child Through a Trauma

Loss and grief are naturally part and parcel of our finite lives. This does not make it any easier. How can we teach our children to handle the pain? When my father passed away suddenly, I was quickly forced to understand how a traumatic event can tip a family upsidedown. Not only was I coming to a place of living with my own grief -- I also had to be a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:05:55+10:00December 13th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • attentiveness

Listening is the Music of Love

Attentiveness and discipline are keys to listening well. When we take the time to listen to our spouse, we strengthen our relationship like nothing else. One of the most supremely loving gestures we can give another person is to listen to them. However, being heard is a rare experience for many of us. What makes it so hard to give this simple gift to each other? We remember those days so ...

By |2021-12-10T16:57:59+10:00December 3rd, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE|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
  • mate-ship


I was speaking at a DIDS meeting in rural New South Wales last night and I was commending the group for becoming real lifesavers in reaching out to each other in support. I told them that this country was once renowned for its mateship, and sadly I believe we have lost that somehow. We have lost the knowledge of what being a mate is all about. It is my belief that ...

By |2021-09-06T14:40:31+10:00August 21st, 2005|FAITH, MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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