Parenting & relationships

78% of people turn to faith before eighteen

June 16, 2019 | Youth and kids ministry is key to the formation of faith.

Keep an eye on marriages

April 3, 2018 | kaley payneChurches need to be actively looking at ways to support the marriage relationship in this time, not just the new mum.

How to help your kids grasp the real meaning of Christmas

December 17, 2017 | hannah steeleAs Christians, we live in a tension when it comes to Christmas. Because there is a beautiful, undeniable magic about the excitement of our children. But we can’t settle for their excitement to be centred around presents. 

What motivates us to #ChooseKind?

December 6, 2017 | hannah steeleWonder is a powerful movie that shows the importance of being the bigger person, standing up against bullies, and choosing kind. Here's all you need to know about it before watching it with your kids

12 Gifts we can give our true loves

November 29, 2012 | How 8 milking maids can help our marriages.

Power – is it good or bad?

October 29, 2012 | Nicky LockExamining the nature of power from a Christian perspective reveals it is a force which does not have to be abusive; rather both beneficial and essential.

The gift of truly listening

September 10, 2012 | Nicky LockListening is "not about filling the space, but being able to wait for the words that are hard to find..."

Who looks after me when I’m married?

May 28, 2012 | Nicky LockThe 21st century spirit of individualism has infected the practise of marriage counselling.

Models for motherhood – can we look to God for that?

May 3, 2012 | Nicky LockWhen I go to the Bible, I can almost feel ripped off - it's all so blokey.

Help - they’re different from me!

April 23, 2012 | Nicky LockLoving our neighbour despite our differences is an age old phenomenon. But where do you start?

Recovering from trauma in our community

March 12, 2012 | Nicky LockDisaster regularly hits our country: despite our relative prosperity and seeming ability to ride out the global financial crisis, we are not immune.

Learning from Lydia

February 15, 2012 | Nicky LockLydia was a woman who worshipped God, who was open to the message of the gospel and sought to spread it.

And now we are three…

February 13, 2012 | Nicky LockAccording to Google there is a baby born every 2 minutes in Australia.

Marriages surviving the battering of life

January 30, 2012 | Nicky LockReal love maintains the essence of a relationship

Christmas: the agony and the ecstasy

December 6, 2011 | Nicky LockIt is important to be aware that for some people in our community Christmas can be a time of deep sadness.