Developing Relationship Intelligence in Teens

By: Collett Smart

One thing that continually strikes me about the young people I work with is that they really do want to become good men and women who have rich, meaningful relationships. They are just sometimes unsure how to go about it. They need our support and guidance. Read more

When Friendships Go Wrong For Girls

By: Collett Smart

When I worked as a school psychologist, for more than 10 years, some of the most common lunch time chats I had in my office were with one girl or a group of girls. Inevitably, because something had ‘gone wrong’ in their relationships. This resulted in some tears, sometimes heartache, often internal wrestling or questioning. Read more

3 Keys to a Happy Marriage and 4 Rules for the Tough Times

By: Katrina Roe

Last year, psychologist, author and contributor Collett Smart celebrated her 25-year wedding anniversary. She shares what she knows about marriage now, that she didn’t know when she walked down the aisle. Read more

Rend Collective Band Leader Chosen by Sponsor Child

By: Kim Wilkinson

On the eve of their sell-out Australian tour, Rend Collective’s Gareth Gilkeson opened up about being one of the last to be chosen as a Child Sponsor. Read more

Want a Better Relationship With God? Start Here.

By: Brittany Ann

Do you ever feel like your relationship with God isn’t as close as you’d like it to be?
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Be a Better Friend and Understand Your Adult Children

By: Jenny Baxter

How do you be a better Friend, Colleague, or for that matter, Mother to your adult children? The girls in our family are all good friends. I’ve been very intentional about this. Friendship doesn’t “just happen”!

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Do People Matter?

By: yesHeis

I recently sat and watched the sunset over the roofline of my neighbourhood, the repeated brick and mortar jungle I live within.
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Kath Sees Our Christian Community, And She Wants Some

By: Stephen McAlpine

I got home from church last night and my neighbour diagonally opposite, Kath, was out in her garden.  It was a mild evening, sun not fully set, so I wandered over for a chat.

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Marriage: 26 Years and One Day Later

By: Stephen McAlpine

Today I am fifty two years and two days old.

Today it is twenty six years and one day since Jill and I went on our first date.  That was one day after my twenty six birthday.

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A Dad who Loved with All His Heart!

By: Jenny Baxter

Rarely do we, as children, consider the protective, all-encompassing love our parents have for us. But one day I saw it happen as my cousin’s sudden death began some unusual activity at our house.

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