Parenting & relationships

What to tell the children: parenting after separation

November 22, 2011 | Nicky LockIt is a sad fact that some people do get divorced: how should children be looked after in these situations?

Boundaries at morning tea

November 7, 2011 | Nicky LockWhoever thought that morning tea could prove problematic.

Doing family 21st century style

October 23, 2011 | Nicky LockModeling the 21st century family in our churches.

Emotions, puritans, affections and passions

September 29, 2011 | Nicky LockTalking about emotions.

Sin, slavery and addiction

September 12, 2011 | Nicky LockIn response to my last post on pornography addiction, I received this story of pain and redemption from a Christian man in Sydney.

Wounded or lustful

August 29, 2011 | Nicky LockPornography addiction can be extremely difficult to break. How can we help those who are struggling?

Stress or anxiety?

August 15, 2011 | Nicky LockHow to decide whether you are suffering from a normal stressful situation or an anxiety disorder

Small groups and grace

July 31, 2011 | Nicky LockSome thoughts on relating gracefully in small groups.

Fear of intimacy

July 19, 2011 | Nicky LockA young Christian woman complained to me recently 'What is it about young Christian men – why won't they step up. Are they frightened or something?'

The deceitful heart

July 4, 2011 | Nicky LockThe issue of church workers' sexual misconduct is a very sensitive one. How can we prevent the possibility of misconduct in the first place?

Is rescuing someone healthy?

June 19, 2011 | Nicky LockLots of us are determined 'rescuers' – that's what Christians are meant to be, aren't we? But is it the right thing to do?

Our need for a sense of place

May 29, 2011 | Nicky LockHumans have a need for belonging

Grief just Is

May 23, 2011 | Narelle JarrettNo one chooses grief - it just is. It sweeps across us unexpectedly, it catches us by surprise and it refuses to disappear just because we want it to.

Understanding for the divorced

May 16, 2011 | Nicky LockDo churches need to actively care for the divorced?

When the kids have all left home

April 17, 2011 | Nicky LockTransitioning into the 'second half of your marriage'