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  • honesty

The Unsurprise

‘Shhhhh,’ I whispered. ‘Don’t spoil the surprise.’ ‘Okay.’ He whispered back, conspiratorially, as we tucked hubby’s Father’s Day present away in the storage room. ‘Remember, it’s our secret, okay? Don’t spoil the surprise.’ I continued, shutting the door. Only to hear his excited footsteps on the stairs before I’d even had time to turn around! Letting Loose ‘Don’t spoil the surprise, Daddy!’ he called out, running as fast as his little ...

By |2022-08-30T09:25:18+10:00August 30th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • love

Discover Your Unique Love Profile

How do you and your spouse prefer to receive love, and what makes you feel unloved? Here is a quick list to help you boost the quality of your marriage by better understanding one another. Do you know your love needs and love busters? Do the quiz below to determine your top five love needs and worst three love busters. Love Need: A behaviour or gesture which communicates love to you ...

By |2022-05-27T20:26:11+10:00May 27th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • love

The Science of Falling in Love

Falling in love is a common experience and a wonderful one. It sweeps us up in a euphoric passion that dominates our thoughts day and night. But is there more to it than simple emotions?   Romantic love, and its impact on us, has been the subject of study for millennia. Philosophers from ancient times have mused on it, theologians have divined it and poets have waxed lyrical about it.   More recently, it has become a subject of interest to scientists from the fields of psychology, sociology and neurobiology. Consequently, we ...

By |2022-05-13T09:10:23+10:00May 13th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • trust

Five Ways to Build Trust

Managing each other's expectations in a relationship can be challenging, but here are five steps to building the trust required for a solid foundation from which you can grow together. Today we had a meeting. Sigh… The dreaded meeting! Being a couple and working together is complex. We’re both strong-willed and passionate about what we do, so it’s easy for us to slip into a mode where we single-mindedly pursue what ...

By |2022-04-23T13:42:15+10:00April 23rd, 2022|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Dad-Life Hacks for Raising a Strong-Willed Child

Parenting a strong-willed child can be challenging, but with various techniques, it can be very rewarding. Channel their energy into productive activities, and communicate clearly with them to achieve mutual goals. I’ll begin by saying: I love my strong-willed child. She’s full of light, is daring, boisterous, spirited, and loud. Strong-willed children, as defined by Psychology Today, are children ‘who are stubborn and always have to get their way.’ Writing for ...

By |2022-04-01T18:06:49+10:00April 1st, 2022|Children, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • quantity-time

From Valentine to Valen-TIME

Quality time together is ideal to keep the spark alive in a marriage, but it needs to be bolstered by "quantity-time", making the effort to do routine things together, being comfortable in each other's company and sharing everyday moments. With Valentine’s Day approaching, couples everywhere are looking for ways to mark the day with romance. From lovestruck dating couples to couples stressed out with kids, every one of us struggles to ...

By |2022-02-11T22:56:12+10:00February 11th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • God's wisdom

On Having the Perfect Plan for Your Children

God's wisdom and plans are greater than ours. It is tempting to chart our children's lives for them, but even better is when we let God take the wheel – directing our lives and our children's lives too. Do you already have the “perfect” plan designed for your children’s lives? As parents, I believe this is a particularly difficult area to manoeuvre. Wanting the very best for our children, we can ...

By |2021-11-13T09:37:20+10:00November 11th, 2021|Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • trust in relationships

Building Trust Through Clear Expectations

The key to building trust in relationships is for both people to make their expectations clear and then commit to meeting those expectations. When we look back on our early romance, we note how quick we were to trust each other, even recklessly so. We dived into the relationship with ready abandon and little thought for the risks of rejection or disappointment. Since then, our trust levels have strengthened in many ...

By |2021-10-29T09:19:54+10:00October 30th, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • D-Day soldiers

7 Life Lessons From The Longest Day: A D-Day Film Review

More than just a movie, The Longest Day captures for us many life lessons that we would do well to take note of still today. In this post, Guy shares 7 as he watches the D-Day film with his family. Life Lessons from D-Day As I write this, I am sitting with my father-in-law, 3 of my kids and my Irish Setter watching the war classic, 'The Longest Day'.  It is, ...

By |2021-09-20T08:13:32+10:00September 20th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments
  • fear

Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm by yelling at her to watch her child from across the busy tables, so I walked toward the little girl. She ...

By |2021-08-30T11:42:23+10:00August 31st, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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