“We’re in this golden age of Christian-Jewish relationships, but it’s still in its infancy.”
“If we really want to last in ministry we must take seriously the human vocation of loving well.”
When there is something difficult we need to talk about, saying nothing may be simpler and easier in the short term, but in the long term we can begin to feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating.
We’ve all heard the term ‘opposites attract’. While this can lead to an initial attraction, it can also lead to potential downsides in a marriage once the dust settles.
If you find that the majority of your arguments stem from money problems, it’s time to take a stand and commit to resolving the issues before they destroy your marriage.
Some people choose not to deal with an issue to avoid conflict. It then becomes the elephant in the room and over time resentment and bitterness set in.
If we start to view conflict as a God-given opportunity, we’re already on the road to becoming peacemakers. How? Because we are seeing conflict in a new way.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world as a day for expressing love, but for many Christians it is about much more than that.
In a world overwhelmed by technology, one thing that often gets lost in the shuffle is true connection.
The extra mile, the other cheek, the helping hand, the many forgiving’s, the last of your chocolate cake – whatever it might be – when love grows legs, it goes a long way.
Most of us can look back on our lives and name several people who have had a significant impact on us.
Is there a secret to raising responsible children? Good connections, learning what true happiness is, and cultivating an environment of gratitude and purpose may help families overcome many of the challenges they face today.
LIFEMARK is the Kendrick Brothers’ first film based on a true story. The film, starring Kirk Cameron, is about an 18-year-old girl that rolled off the abortion table at the last second and decided to give her baby up for adoption.
Does what we watch influence our behavior? Does it change how we interact with the world, and more importantly, how our children interact with it? Kids can be so easily influenced and pick up on things, even if they don’t always understand the meaning and complexity behind it.
Christian friendships and relationships have a lot of different dimensions. They can be anything from a close marriage and romance to best friends for life, or even just good friends or coworkers with whom you get along well.
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.
Taking the next step and being vulnerable by sharing is a great way to spark conversations that lead to talking about Jesus. Simply sharing your story is powerful because you never know what that simple act of vulnerability can do in someone’s life.
Should we send our children to a public or independent Christian school? It’s a question many parents wrestle with as they try to find the best fit for their children’s education.
Did you know that 4 out of 5 weddings today are performed by civil celebrants? In most Western nations, marriages have been traditionally performed in a church by a Christian minister or a priest. But preferences are changing. Our population has become more diverse, and one of the biggest changes is the number of people having secular weddings.
Why is it that sometimes peacemaking feels like climbing Everest, and other times it almost flows without thought?
Most of us have had personal experience dealing with financial hardship. Right now, there’s a lot of concern about the rising cost of living, and when so much is beyond our control, it can be a frightening prospect.
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
Toby McKeehan, best known by his stage name TobyMac, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer who specialises in contemporary Christian music. Toby began his career when he was just a teenager with the band DC Talk, and was with them for 13 years before launching his solo career. After many years as a [...]
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 things don’t go as planned and unexpected problems come up, it can be hard to deal with. It’s normal to feel worried, confused, and scared. That’s where organisations like Pregnancy Help Australia can help.