Did you know that as many as one in five Australians are affected by mental illness every year? This is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore. The impacts are being felt across our communities, both on the health system and the justice system.
Focus on the Family
It’s a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the value of family, and in particular the role of dads, as Father’s Day approaches. What are your strengths as a parent? Are there some areas you could grow in? How do you begin your journey of becoming the parent God has called you to be?
We all want to be approachable as parents, but it may be difficult to maintain composure when our kids come home to tell us they have their first boyfriend or girlfriend.
When it comes to our kids, mobile phones can be both a great blessing and a bit of a curse. Schools are just beginning to outlaw them, but not everyone agrees with the decision.
Going on holidays with family can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. One of the best things you can do is plan ahead.
How can we teach our children to be responsible? It’s never too early for them to start and we should be wary of doing things for them that they can accomplish for themselves.
How do we develop a sense of adventure in our kids? For some of us it comes quite naturally, but for others it can be more of a struggle.
God created us all with our own unique personality, but how does that affect our ability to parent our children?
We all know life can get busy, but it’s so important to take the time to pursue your spouse and find ways to make them feel special.
Grief. It doesn’t just hit you when you have lost a dear one. It hits you when plans change, hopes are dashed (even not permanently so), and when in transition. We sure have had a lot of grief to deal with this season of COVID. Find out what is grief, how we process it, and how we help ourselves and others going through it
Self-care is not selfish! How do we serve others when we have nothing ourselves to give? Brett and Kate share about the importance of self-care.
Ron and Deb learnt early on that love is always a choice, not an emotion, and that truly loving someone requires that you prioritise your spouse over other demands.
We all lead very busy lives, and oftentimes our marriages pay the price.
What’s the biggest thing missing from today’s marriages? GRACE. That was what the founders of Grace ministry found and are now passionately sharing.
Juana abandoned her husband, then met Jesus — and when she tried to reconcile, he wasn’t interested! Hear their dramatic story of reconciliation.
The kitchen. Not just the wife’s domain. Not just is a functional space to create food for nourishment. It can be the place for relational nourishment too!
Ann White’s marriage was in desperate trouble, but she was terrified to let anyone know. Hear how God helped her to break through dysfunctional patterns and finally ask for help. And yes, there is a happily ever after.
After less than two years of marriage, Clint and Penny divorced. Even after not talking to each other for 11 years, God had a plan to restore their marriage.
Secrets. Doubts. Shame. Men are cowering under the weight of society’s expectations. But there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Men, be liberated!
What makes a real man? In this Focus on the Family podcast, Dr. Harold Davis shares a passionate message, strengthening fathers in their important roles in leaving a legacy for their children.
As a kid, you had big hopes and dreams for your life. And then, reality set it. A Focus on the Family podcast about rediscovering your identity in God.
Paul Asay’s son Colin struggles with depression. After Colin overdosed on medication a couple years ago, Paul realised he’d never shared his own depression and anxiety struggles with his son.
What does it really mean to submit yourself to your spouse and love them the way that Christ loves His church?
What drives people to addiction? How should addictions be treated within the Christian community? And how to get help for yourself or someone in your family.
When Salwa found out she was pregnant it was the fulfilment of a childhood dream. However, that dream would later seem like a nightmare