Fighting for Your Wife

John Eldredge said in his bestselling book, Wild at Heart, “A hesitant man is the last thing in the world a woman needs. She needs a lover and a warrior.” I am sure that Chantelle, Mark Rapley’s wife, would agree with John’s prescient quote. This article in the Port Macquarie News tells the story well: Husband's actions saved her life: woman recovers after shark attack at Shelly Beach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKuL3VLjZ0M “A woman ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00August 30th, 2020|LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Celebrating Mothers

We celebrate Mothers next Sunday, 10 May 2020, but do we really celebrate motherhood all year round? Sadly, the reverse is the case. Mothering is regularly maligned and belittled in mainstream media. Oftentimes, mothers are mocked for their sacrificial devotion to their families. If you think I am exaggerating, read this relatively recent article by Dianne Anders titled: “Aussie wife slammed by Today Show hosts for loving family epic response”. Brooke ...

By |2021-06-26T22:11:23+10:00May 3rd, 2020|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day

A man once said to me, "I told my wife I loved her once, why do I have to tell her again?" Maybe that foolhardy statement is one of the reasons many men get irked by Valentine's Day. I was one of them. Men are headliners, while women are fine print people.  Men say, "Just give me the facts." Once we have those facts, we don't like going over old ground. ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00February 9th, 2020|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

Upshot of Love

On Father’s Day Sunday 1 September 2002, we launched the very first Dads4Kids weekly newsletter for men. Sign Up Here. We have not missed a Sunday since. It is up to eight hundred and ninety-nine issues later, and no, I am not counting. Let me share the reflection from the very first newsletter. I believe the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love his wife. Love ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00October 27th, 2019|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

Valentines Day and the Key to a Woman’s Heart

I have heard so many men complain to me, “My wife is very high maintenance”. In most cases this statement shows a distinct lack of understanding of the fairer sex. The truth of the matter, from a man’s point of view, is all women are high maintenance. A man’s needs are very simple: food, s*x, sleep. OK, that’s a huge over-simplification, but there’s more truth in it than we care to ...

By |2021-05-14T13:21:24+10:00February 10th, 2017|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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