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  • Marriage Prayer

Say a Little Prayer for Marriage

In October a few years ago, the Australian bishops called the entire Catholic community to pray for marriage and family. The initiative was joined by around thirty other Christian churches making it the largest ever prayer campaign in the nation. It raises the question: does prayer really make a difference? Cynics might say that a prayer campaign is just a badly disguised way of making a value statement. It’s certainly true ...

By |2021-09-24T22:55:34+10:00September 25th, 2021|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • Making the Connection

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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You Have to Fight to Stay in Love

In the midst of the lockdown, we cannot go to the gym, so my wife and I walk every morning to keep fit. We both enjoy each other’s presence, so we hold hands when we walk. Fight to Stay in Love One morning recently a woman who walked past us regularly said, “You are my role models for love.” I felt like saying, “Yes, but you have to fight to stay ...

By |2021-09-11T14:54:41+10:00September 11th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Some of the Best Father’s Day Gifts Come with Cracks and Glue

I would love to say that my kids are finely tuned Father’s Day instruments honed to always make the perfect choice. Imagine them as well-trained, hawkish, retail warriors, who, with pinpoint accuracy hit their gift-for-dad target with the prowess of a sharp shooter. We don’t live in a perfect “man cave” world, so, I’d be lying to even suggest it. As much as I love their decision making, my kids are ...

By |2021-09-13T06:09:38+10:00September 11th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|1 Comment
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Relationship Breakdown: The Cycle Leading to Relationship Failure

Relationships erode constantly without your intentional attention. But it can be difficult to see the warning signs, as erosion can be well-hidden. In episode #30 of Real Talk 4 Real Men, Chris and Guy take you through the 7 stages of the Relationship Crash Cycle to help you identify exactly where your relationship is being eroded. Armed with this, you can apply exactly the right ‘fortifications’ against any further erosion. Have ...

By |2021-09-05T10:17:24+10:00September 8th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, PODCASTS|0 Comments
  • love in marriage

The 5 Types of Love You Need for a Mighty Marriage

What does it really mean when you “love” your spouse? In this episode, Guy and Chris unpack the 5 love types that you need to have working together to make your marriage mighty. “You don’t love me anymore!” says Lucy. “I do love you” says Liam. “You don’t!” Lucy fires back… You understand the scenario.  Perhaps you have experienced it.  Who is right? Perhaps they both are. Maybe they are talking ...

By |2021-09-05T10:18:02+10:00September 6th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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Happy Father’s Day to the fathers of Australia from the mothers of Australia

The young boy said in awed tones, “Is it a bird? Is it a plane?... No, it’s my father”. There are numerous types of fathers and dad jokes to suit them. Check out some of my favourites! The Sporty Dad: Seems to be always in gym clothes. Has a bright cheery attitude every day. A can-do attitude. Why did the scarecrow win an award? A. Because he was outstanding in his ...

By |2021-09-05T09:56:15+10:00September 4th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day. Many are getting breakfast in bed, Father’s Day cards and lots of smoochie kisses from their children (as Bandit, the dad in Bluey, would say). Not only that, most dads will receive their yearly supply of socks and undies all on the one day. Even more exciting is that the new Dads4Kids TV community service ad is being played on TV all over Australia. Watch it below if ...

By |2021-09-05T09:57:09+10:00September 4th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, HUMOUR, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|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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10 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children

Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This famous children’s book author was certainly across his subject. Here are 10 good reasons why you should read to your children. Hopefully you are inspired. 1. Dads Bring Something Special to the Reading Equation. Harvard-trained Dr Elisabeth Duursma said, “In most families, mothers are the ones ...

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