Where do you find hope when an illness like dementia changes the relationship you have with your parents? Listen to Matt’s story as he shares the struggles and joys of being the child of ageing parents.
Blended Families “It’s a funny thing when you join two families and two houses, you don’t mean to be, but you’re actually really quite threatened about trying to maintain territory. And I think we learned that we both had to give a lot more than 50 percent to make it work.” Parenting can be pretty […]
We all have thoughts around what Father’s Day means for us. Listen to listen as Richard and Celia share some perspectives on the challenges and joys of fatherhood and our relationships with our Dads.
What questions do you ask when you see, or experience, suffering? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel share their thoughts and experiences on suffering and where to find hope to get through difficult times.
Have you ever felt like life is ripping you off? That what you’re suffering is unjust? Listen as Stephen and Therese share their story of years of suffering and how they found ways to embrace life and live in hope.
“When we talk about the ’not enoughs’ – I’m not pretty enough, not rich enough, not, present enough with my kids, the root cause of the ‘not enoughs’ says shame. I’m afraid to go there. I don’t want to be known that I’m not enough. So, I just, kind of block it and try and bury it as much as you can.” No-one is immune from shame. Listen as Anna, a counsellor, talks about what shame really is and what we can do about it.
We’ve all experienced times when one innocent thing led to another and all of a sudden we’re caught out, embarrassed and wishing we could crawl under a rock somewhere. Jonathan Krause shares a few of his embarrassing stories in his latest book called ‘Come to Life’. Listen to his insights into shame and guilt that trap us in the past and how he has broken through. With God’s help we can be free of the past and have hope for the future.
All of us have the potential to be surrounded by people, but if we are not known, it can seem that we don’t even exist. Loneliness can be that sense of not being known. How do we overcome isolation and restore connections? Listen as James Winderlich shares how God created us for community and the hope from loneliness to feeling connected.
Almost 40, with no partner or children, Emma is constantly faced with questions around her single life. She’s also been given plenty of unwanted advice! Listen as Emma shares how she navigates society’s expectations as a single person, and the hope she discovered in embracing being single.
When are you happiest? Is it when you can forget about the troubles of everyday life and escape for a while? Happiness means different things to each of us. For some people the feeling of happiness is in the moment, dependent on what you’re doing. For others, happiness is a state of being. How do you see happiness? Listen as Mark Doecke talks about a way to find happiness even amongst the mundane stuff we have to deal with every day.