Teaching Children To Love What is True Value

By |2019-04-29T15:13:15+10:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

A home is a school of love, where your children learn to put others, and ultimately God, first in their lives. What motivates you as a parent should motivate your children; children love what we love. But often our example and emotional example can undermine our best intentions. We fail to communicate the importance

Love Language Gifts

By |2018-04-26T05:47:10+10:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Marriage, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Developed by Gary Chapman, the Five Love Languages, is a simple framework that can teach us how to love more effectively. The theory is simple and powerful. Love is like a language. People ‘speak’ love in different ways, some through words of affirmation, others through thoughtful gifts, acts of service, quality time or touch.

From Chaotic to Calm

By |2019-02-11T10:38:01+10:00February 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When our Lord and Saviour entered into this world, he did so in all simplicity, humility and gentleness. He suffered His passion and death in order to set us free from all the forms of bondage our world has to offer. BUT ARE WE TRULY FREE ? Do we really enjoy this freedom? Or have

Feasting and Fasting in Marriage

By |2017-09-07T03:47:39+10:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Lent & Easter, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In marriage the fasting and feasting cycle is evident in the use of natural fertility methods which are the methods of family planning approved by the Catholic Church*. A couple’s marriage is nourished and strengthened when they make love. It is also strengthened by times of abstinence; these times may result from various factors including

Too Many Children?

By |2014-12-22T23:12:09+10:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cross-posted from Lightly Salted, by Peter Holmes a father of eight. Today I was chatting with a friend who has a largish family. When I say 'largish', I mean five or more children. We don't have to go back very far in history to see that families of ten or more children were much more common than

Tough Love

By |2019-05-10T11:14:36+10:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 A parenting special by Dr Justin Coulson. Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you really want to say “yes”, or to say “yes” when you’d prefer to say “no”! Self-control is delaying gratification and controlling our impulses. A classic experiment on self-control In 1972 one of the most iconic, well-known psychology experiments of all

Faithful

By |2017-09-06T06:22:26+10:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I (name) take you, (name), to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” We hear these vows in movies and at weddings so often, that many of us

Matrimonied Couples

By |2017-09-06T06:02:48+10:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you simply married or are you ‘Matrimonied’? People often point out that Catholics divorce at the same rate as the rest of the population. To the outside observer most Catholic couples look and behave the same as any other couple; by and large we live our marriages according to secular standards and goals. So