Most couples go through a stage where that original adrenaline rush of being in love gives way to little frustrations that can slowly build until suddenly you wonder where that first love went. It doesn’t have to be the end though. Listen to Stella, a couples counsellor, share about what it takes to keep a relationship strong, especially after the honeymoon period is over.
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heart breaking and can cause deep grief. But grief can also occur from other types of goodbyes. Have you ever moved house, changed jobs, or moved away from close family and friends? Listen as Richard shares some insights that have given him hope through grief.
Chris’s daughter, Rachel, was diagnosed at age three with a rare genetic disorder. After battling against doctors who didn’t believe her and even accused her of mistreating her daughter, Chris developed a fierce determination to trust her own instinct when it came to knowing what was best for Rachel. Listen to Chris as she shares how, as Rachel’s parents, they continue to experience life and joy through Rachel’s eyes.
Dealing with finances seems to be a topic that causes a lot of stress. Our current climate has added even more uncertainty financially, even for people who were previously fairly confident and secure. Listen as Jan, a financial counsellor, shares her insights into how she has helped people find a way through financial stress.
Australia is often referred to as a lucky country due to our financial wealth and lifestyle. But that often hides what’s really going on underneath. Many people worry about money. Especially the lack of it. As a result, we put unwanted stress and expectations on ourselves. Listen as Richard and Celia talk with Anna, a counsellor, about how shame, fear and worry over money can destroy relationships and cause stress on families. Hear how you can find peace in the midst of financial stress.
Financial Distress can happen to anyone. It can be caused by losing your job, prolonged sickness, a mental health issue or a relationship breakdown. When Kerry’s marriage broke down, she went from living in a comfortable house and lifestyle, to being a single mum with two young children and only 3 dollars in the bank. Listen as Kerry shares how she got through this difficult period of her life, and discover the hope she found to get through tough times.
With 40,000 children in desperate need of care around Australia, foster care organisations around the country seek to provide hope for young and vulnerable children. Listen to Ann, a foster parent, and Margaret, a foster care placement worker with Lutheran Care in South Australia, as they share the unique struggles and joys that come with foster parenting.
Katrina faced her biggest fear at the birth of her second child when she was 23. Listen as Katrina shares how she coped with challenges she didn’t understand. Find out what gave her strength and peace in raising a child with severe disabilities.
Most of us have things we hope for and dream about for the future. But making those changes is often easier said than done. Listen as Richard and Celia share their struggles with change and explore what can give you confidence and peace in change.
With the pandemic continuing to disrupt our lives, there’s a sense of being worn out from the constant shifting of the goal posts, and the sheer exhaustion of dealing with all the change that brings. Listen to Richard, Jo and Celia as they talk about how we can live in this ‘new normal’. Hear what Jesus went through and how he understands and walks with us.