What does love look like to you? Listen to Richard this week as he chats with Chris and Julie about how simple misunderstandings, can make a strong relationship shaky, and what we can do to turn it around.
We’ve just celebrated Australia Day and there’s been lots of focus on celebrating community. Its a great
time to reflect on who we are, where we’ve come from, and what it means to live as a community
of people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. What are your Australia Day
When someone hurts you, how do you react? Do you want revenge? Revenge might feel better for a time but in the end the hurts remain. Listen to Rob Schubert, who’ll talk about a better way to deal with those who hurt us.
How do you deal with conflict? No matter who you are, there will be conflict in your life at some stage. Listen to Richard this week as he talks with Bruce, a mediator in several countries around the world. There is hope to deal with conflict in a healthy way.
“My father seemed to know everything when I was little. As a teenager it’s amazing how much he’d forgotten! But then as an adult I realized he wasn’t bullet proof or out of touch. He was real. He had fears, failings and strengths just like me. I’m glad he was my dad.” What was your father like when you grew up? Is being a parent what you thought it would be like? Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re doing a good enough job? Listen to Rob Schubert this week as he reflects on his experience of fatherhood, and on God, who reveals himself to us as a loving dad.
What do you do when someone has a different opinion than yours? Do you keep quiet, aggressively push back, or just avoid ‘those’ conversations? Why do we feel awkward when someone believes something different than us? I’m Celia Fielke from Messages of Hope and this week I’m chatting with my friend Ali Hoopman. Can we maintain relationships with people who have different values or core beliefs?
It’s easy to think of domestic violence as only moments of anger and physical abuse but when you look deeper it’s about one person controlling the other. Listen to Celia this week as she talks with Susan and Deb about their stories of domestic violence.
No one is immune from the threat of domestic and family violence. In recent times family violence has been spoken about much more openly. Listen to James this week as he looks at the effects of domestic violence, and how we can search for hope in the face of such a widespread and destructive problem.
What is it that you like best about your friends? Having a good friend makes our lives richer. And when we’re going through a difficult time, it’s often our friends that give us the strength to get through it. Listen as Celia and Richard talk about friendship. Is it possible that God could be one your best friends?
We can have a lot of friends these days on Facebook, Twitter and other types of social media. But how many of them could you truly call your friend? your mate? How many could you rely on, or talk honestly and deeply to? How many would you do that for? Listen to Richard Fox talk about what it takes to keep a friendship healthy and alive.