Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world and can make you feel like you’re walking on air. Valentine’s Day with all its focus on love and romance can make you look at your own relationships…Are romance and love the same thing? Does it change when you have a long, established relationship? Listen as Richard and Celia chat about love and relationships.
This week Andrew and Sarah will talk about some of the unique struggles of single parenting, and how they coped with the loneliness of raising children on their own.
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.
“I've become his carer and his protector. That role of changing from being a wife to that element of carer, that's massive. Sometimes I'm just terrified.”
Listen as Therese shares her experiences and struggles about adjusting roles from wife to carer. What are the challenges and how did she cope?
A Second Chance “Dion: I remember many times especially in my later high school years planning how I was gonna run away, yelling into my pillow that I hated Dad. Family relationships don’t always work out the way we’d like them to but it doesn’t necessarily mean giving up. Listen as Richard talks with Gavin […]
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.
Relationships are part of all our lives in many different ways. Sometimes they’re easy going, sun-shining and smooth sailing. Other times it can feel like you’re in the midst of a storm with no land in sight. Spending so much extra time, recently, in close proximity to our families can be stressful and put a magnifying glass on our relationships. Listen to Rachel, a relationship counsellor from Lutheran Community Care, share how we can understand and navigate those tense times with our partner.
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.
There are times when the pieces of our life don’t seem to be fitting together as they should. Listen to Nancy – a wife, mother, and police officer. The stress of juggling everything had her feeling disconnected and becoming a person she just didn’t recognize. Hear how a change of perspective brought the sense of overwhelm back into balance.
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 […]