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How Senior Couples Make Marriage Better

In a culture that glorifies youth and sanctions the euthanising of the sick and elderly, it’s easy to lose sight of the gift of seniors. Here are three ways that senior couples make marriage better for all of us. Earlier this year, Pope Francis released a series of homilies on the elderly. Each one explores a theme based on a significant figure in the scriptures, including Naomi, Joachim and Anne, Simeon ...

By |2022-09-24T07:18:20+10:00September 24th, 2022|FAITH, GRAND DADS, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Being the Rock

While much in the way of traditional gender roles has shifted in modern times, most women I know still want a man who can be the rock in the relationship. But just what does being the rock entail? I asked this question in the Community, and this is what a few of the men had to say: Jamie said: “To me, that means being mature, guided by reason and my family’s best ...

By |2022-09-16T12:14:38+10:00September 16th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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Preparing for Parenting

Before we become fathers, we are free to live like children ourselves.  We work towards our own ends, we engage in relationships to satiate our own needs and desires, we enjoy leisure-some pursuits based entirely on what we enjoy. Fatherhood, by necessity, changes our focus and our lifestyle.  For myself, fatherhood was the precipitating factor in my finally and irrevocably, growing up.  I believe that most new fathers (and their partners!) ...

By |2022-09-10T08:15:43+10:00September 10th, 2022|Babies, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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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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Father’s Day Tribute to a Wonderful Dad and the Story’s Fourth Side

Editor’s Note: Last weekend, Tony Miller attended the Dads4Kids Men's Leadership Summit, where he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his lifetime service and sacrifice for the men, families, and children of Australia. See the photo above. He did not know it was coming. It was our secret. He was happily surprised. Tony's 27-year-old son Cassidy Miller had encouraged him to come. We are so glad he did. ...

By |2022-09-02T23:17:32+10:00September 2nd, 2022|SINGLE DADS|2 Comments
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Going From Good To Better

Marital health is about more than minimising conflict. If we want to go from ‘good’ to ‘better’, we need to capitalise on the positives. Most marriage counselling and education focuses on conflict and incompatibility. It seeks to help couples find constructive ways of dealing with challenges in the relationship. It’s a ‘damage control’ approach that seeks to minimise the impact of negative experiences. Conflict management and relationship repair are important skills ...

By |2022-09-02T22:21:24+10:00September 2nd, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Knowing What to Love

You can’t love what you don’t know. This saying has profoundly influenced our marriage and our faith. About once a decade, we book tickets to the opera in the expectation of a romantic date night brimming with artistic delight. We have to confess though, we usually come home vaguely disappointed. Not being particularly musical, we don’t understand the technical expertise. Nor do we know the traditions and history (or often the ...

By |2022-08-26T11:42:07+10:00August 25th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Making a Change for the Better

Change is difficult. It can also be complicated. Despite our best intentions, sustained change often eludes us. We’ve had many spouses tell us that their husband or wife promised to change, and things were good for a while, but then there was a relapse. Their good intentions were not enough to sustain their energy for change. So what can we do when we really need a change to stick? What needs ...

By |2022-08-20T16:41:02+10:00August 20th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Let’s Stick Together

“For an increasing number of long-term marriages, it’s no longer a case of ‘until death do us part,’ it’s a matter of until the children depart from the family nest,” writes Rachel Browne in a Sydney Morning Herald article, “Parents wait until children go, then do the same thing.” Suddenly finding your busy life full of activities attached to children, and a home in a constant state of noise, and endless ...

By |2022-08-18T23:27:17+10:00August 18th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Children Need Father Figures – Stepfathers Have to Step Up

We have all no doubt heard the statistics regarding separation and divorce in this country -- something like 30% of marriages end in divorce, and a huge number of Australian children are forced to cope with life after marital breakdown. The typical divorce scenario in Australia today is that mum gets custody of the children and dad (hopefully) gets access and an obligation to pay Child Support. Children from broken marriages ...

By |2022-08-13T09:11:37+10:00August 12th, 2022|SINGLE DADS, STEPDADS|0 Comments
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