It's a phone call every parent dreads and a situation that no parent should have to go through. How do you navigate your way through the unthinkable? Listen as Annette takes us on her journey through the darkest of times.
Depression challenges us, not only physically and emotionally, but also spiritually. Listen to Mark’s story, a pastor who has struggled with depression for about 20 years. How does someone with faith reconcile a God who often seems far away, especially when you feel so totally alone?
Where do you go when your dreams are shattered? How do you grieve? How do you risk dreaming again?
Listen to Deborah’s story and how she found hope to dream again.
“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?
Do you sometimes look at the people around you and think “I wish I could be like them”? It can cause us to focus on what we don’t do, and don’t have, which can make us feel lonely, even if we’re surrounded by people who love us. Listen to John Henderson talk about loneliness, and that it’s cure, lies outside ourselves.
“I think that all of us move into and out of loneliness. Some people tragically find themselves all alone. None of us were meant for that.” Loneliness isn’t a feeling restricted to people who are single. It can affect anyone. Listen as James Winderlich talks about how we can feel alone and unconnected, even when we’re surrounded by people. But there is hope to feeling connected again.
One in Five Australians suffer chronic pain. It can be a debilitating condition, leading to personality changes and a heavy strain on relationships. How do you cope with pain that never goes away? Listen as Stephen and Therese share their journey of managing chronic pain and how it’s affected their relationships, lifestyle, and purpose in life.
“I try not to think of my son as schizophrenia, but by his name. And schizophrenia is part of it but he is also my son, child of God, uncle, worker, just like all of us.” Listen as Celia Fielke talks with Sue whose son has schizophrenia. Find out what’s kept Sue going as she has supported her son over the last 20 years.
How would you cope if you suddenly lost both your legs? What changes would it bring to your life and relationships? Listen as Dean talks about his near death encounter with the flesh eating infection Necrotizing Fasciitis and what gave him hope to face the future without his legs?
“When you have Motor Neurone Disease there's really nowhere to go much, they don't know how to cure it. I guess in the end you have to think …well do I lay down and die or do I grasp at life and live?” Listen to the personal story of Pastor Rick Zweck, who battled Motor Neurone Disease and passed away in 2016. In spite of the disease he still found hope for life.