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That Romantic Atmosphere

On Friday afternoon, we went on a bushwalk with Byron’s work colleagues. Although we were with other people, we so enjoyed the time together. Walking is remarkably therapeutic for us… perhaps it’s the natural environment, or maybe it’s simply the absence of the constant phone, email and text distraction. Whatever it is, is not the point. It just feels strangely normal and earthy. Like we are stepping for a few hours ...

By |2023-03-09T08:59:51+10:00March 8th, 2023|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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The Commitment Challenge #3: Sex and Committed Relationships

In a recent discussion at a youth conference, it was put to us by some of the participants that premarital sex was acceptable as long as it was a ‘committed’ relationship. Casual sex was seen to be inappropriate and perhaps dangerous, but if the couple were in a committed dating situation, then sex was okay. It sounds very reasonable and moderate, even mature; there is a certain sense of respect for ...

By |2023-02-08T23:00:08+10:00February 8th, 2023|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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Boys and Internet Pornography

A concerned mother reflects on how she can best protect her young sons from the lure of internet pornography. I don’t have a blueprint for this brave new online world, where just typing ‘breastfeeding’ into a search engine produces a minefield of lurid possibilities. Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Boys and Raising Girls, wrote an article in the Sydney Morning Herald that really resonated with me. He highlighted the fact that ...

By |2022-07-20T23:51:04+10:00July 20th, 2022|Children, FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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What to Say if You Think Your Teen Daughter is Having Sex

Parenting expert Michelle Mitchell shares pointers on how to address the thorny topic of premarital sex with your teenaged daughter. Sexual intimacy is a wonderful gift but it can also be a source of great harm when misused. It is essential to provide guidance on this aspect of human relationships, particularly as your children experience puberty. Parent Question:  My daughter is 15 and has recently fallen for a really lovely boy. ...

By |2022-01-05T21:49:46+10:00December 28th, 2021|Children, MOTHERS, SEXUAL INTEGRITY|0 Comments
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