Parenting & relationships

The serious needs of newborns

April 10, 2009 | Catriona CorbettThe care of newborns is not something the Bible gives us a lot of insight about but we need to take note of good academic research where there is consistency with the Bible's teachings.

What makes a good relationship?

April 1, 2009 | Nicky LockLoyalty - the first of three key qualities for any healthy relationship.

Counselling would-be vampires

March 25, 2009 | Catriona CorbettThanks to the amazing success of the Twilight series parents who were once just concerned about drug-proofing their children or educating them about sex, now have to deal with a fascination with the undead.

Who giveth this woman… ?

March 18, 2009 | Nicky LockMarriage - an opportunity for a new beginning for parents as well as the bride and groom.

Helping kids bounce back

March 11, 2009 | Catriona Corbett 'It takes a community to raise a child', the old saying goes. So where does a parent's responsibility begin and end?

How close should we go’¦?

March 4, 2009 | Nicky LockAdam and Eve's lack of shame in the face of their nakedness helps us to understand how profoundly different relating with people was before the Fall. How close can we actually get to each other today?

Building currency with your adolescents

February 25, 2009 | Catriona CorbettA relationship with your teenager gives you currency with them. You will have a much better chance of having an influence in their lives if you have that currency.

We need better relationships

February 18, 2009 | Nicky LockThis week Nicky Lock from the Cottage Counselling Centre and Anglicare kicks off a new blog, examining the Christian take on relationships and offering advice for the 21st century.

The myth of the perfect parent

February 10, 2009 | Catriona CorbettCatriona Corbett begins a new blog on in search of the 'perfect parent' - if such an animal really exists.