Anxiety can make you feel like every minute is an eternity. You often wonder how you can keep going. And, if you believe in God, you ask the question “If God is there, and he's promised peace of heart and mind, then why can't I have it?" Listen as we talk with Jenny and Steve, who have suffered from anxiety, and Julie, a psychologist, to gain an understanding about anxiety and find hope for managing it.
“I was at home with four children, homeschooling, a job I have never desired before. Suddenly I was faced with mum I need help, mum I'm hungry, mum I need this, mum I need that, and I'd be standing at the door going
enough already this is too hard.”
Finding ourselves in situations that are not of our choosing can be very stressful and overwhelming. Listen as Jo shares her struggles of home schooling during lockdown. How do you survive the extra challenges thrown at you without feeling like a failure?
With all the mental health issues that are coming up for people at this time and that sort of low level depression that everyone I think is experiencing. There's such a sense of helplessness and frustration. We tried this last time, it doesn't seem to have worked. Is this going to work this time? Are you feeling a bit anxious or frustrated at the ongoing situation we find ourselves in? You’re not alone. Listen as we talk with Sue, who manages the spiritual care team for a hospital in Melbourne. Where do we find hope when there is so much uncertainty and separation from our loved ones?
It’s hard to imagine what it would feel like when the person you’ve loved for over 50 years doesn’t know who you are. Listen to John’s inspiring story of loyalty and love, in the face of Dementia.
Parenting a teenager isn’t easy and we often get it wrong. Listen as we talk with Matthew about father daughter relationships, and how dads try to find the balance between wanting to protect their daughters and empowering them towards independence. What happens when we, inevitably, mess up?
A survey was done asking people the question “what would you do differently if you had another chance at life?” An interesting question. One common response was “I’d do things that last.” … How would you respond? Listen to Mark Doecke explore the question and the concept of doing things that last.
There is still a lot of uncertainty with Coronavirus still very much front and centre in our world. The lack of knowledge about the future and how long the restrictions will all be in place can really cause worry and anxiety. It can leave you wondering “where should I place my trust? Listen to reflections on whether God is someone you can trust to get you through uncertain times.
What gives your life value? Is it the job you have? The lifestyle you lead? Or perhaps it’s the relationships that you nurture. Listen to Mark Doecke talk about what gives life value and how you can feel valuable despite your circumstances.
There’s a lot of angst and feelings of frustration coming to the surface with some of the covid restrictions in place. For some there’s a sense that its not fair – particularly when their business is being impacted. Where does this sense of injustice come from? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel chat about what do you do when you feel like things aren’t fair.
Recent events have really highlighted some of the injustice that still goes on in our world. Click here to listen to Reid, an American now living in Australia, as he shares his unique perspective on the riots and injustice in the US and what it means for us.