How are you coping with the Coronavirus restrictions?
Many are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness, depression, and relationship and family stress. Here are stories of hope to help you survive and even thrive in times like these.
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“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?Find Out More
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?Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions forced upon us have brought plenty of challenges, surprises, and the opportunity to reflect on what's important in our lives. Listen as Richard and Celia talk about what our “new normal” might look like as we start to come out of the lock down.Find Out More
Rhythms of a Relationship Relationships are part of all of our lives in many different ways. Spending so much extra time in close proximity to our families can be stressful and put a magnifying glass on our relationships. Click here to listen as Rachel, a relationship counsellor from Lutheran Community Care in Adelaide, shares insights […]Find Out More
Fear to Hope – Rachel’s Story “I was just completely cut off. My marriage ended, my friends didn’t want anything to do with me. I had to start again with nothing. It’s unknown and the unknown is what fear lives from.” Rachel, has experienced plenty of unknowns, isolation and lost connections. Click here to listen […]Find Out More
The Coronavirus and social restrictions have brought fear and anxiety to many households. How can we face our fears and anxiety? Is there any way to stop it from paralyzing our lives? And can we find peace even in times like the Coronovirus? Listen to Messages of Hope this week to hear a conversation about fear with Noel, Celia and Richard.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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Parenting With Purpose How do you parent with purpose? Order our booklet ‘Parenting with Purpose’ for insight into managing the balance between life and loving and protecting your children the best way possible. Please enter your name and email address below so we can send you a password to download the booklet. Name EmailOrder the […]Read More
Now You’re Talking One characteristic of healthy relationships is effective communication. However, communication breakdowns are often left undetected until conflicts arise. Because it’s often hard to understand the root causes of conflict, this booklet focuses on how life experiences shape communication patterns and personal conflict style. Please enter your name and email address below so […]Read More
Stressed But Connected Unresolved issues. Financial trouble. Neglected health. Everyone feels stressed-out. Right? Wrong! Everybody has stress, but not everyone is stressed-out. If you’ve accepted stress as a way of life, this booklet is for you. From setting healthy personal boundaries to eliminating procrastination, these sensible strategies will help you manage stress before stress manages […]Read More
Managing Anger Learn Productive ways to express your anger, what to say, and how to say it – and what to do when your best efforts at good communication fail. Please enter your name and email address below so we can send you a password to download the booklet. Name EmailOrder the PDF Booklet If […]Read More
Parenting – Finding The Fun Please enter your name and email address below so we can send you a password to download the booklet. Name Email Order the PDF Booklet If you would like a printed version sent to you, click here to order the printed version with your name and postal address details.Read More
Loneliness We live in a world with more than six billion people! With so many people, it’s amazing that anyone would ever feel alone. But even though we are surrounded by all these people, many times our suffering and pain go unnoticed. We often feel isolated, cut off from the concern and compassions we so […]Read More
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