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This week we’re celebrating Father’s Day. Listen as a group of dads share their joys, struggles and hopes as fathers. Being a dad isn’t always easy but it’s a whole better when we know we’re not the only one. You’ll be encouraged to hear there is forgiveness for the muck-ups and plenty of joy to be had.Find Out More
Have you ever doubted yourself as a parent and had to face feelings of guilt and regret at not being good enough? “When you’re a parent with a child with special needs you feel, well I felt like a bit of a failure as a parent. I’ll be honest there were times in the early days that I wished him out of our family because this is just too hard.” Listen this week as we talk with Kirra about some of the challenges she’s faced raising a son with Aspergers.Find Out More
As mothers, we often feel like we’re not doing a very good job, and that everyone else seems to have it all under control. Listen to Celia and Ali as they explore what it means to be a mum – some of the favourite parts and maybe not so favourite parts of being a mum.Find Out More
“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.Find Out More
“Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet, with a few nuts!”
All families struggle with trying to balance individual needs and the family as a whole. That can lead to uncomfortable moments where things aren’t always sweet. Listen as Rob Schubert points out that even in the Bible there are no perfect families. Yet God does great things through them. Perhaps God can work in your family too.
As mothers, we often feel like we’re not doing a very good job, and that everyone else seems to have it all under control. Listen to Celia chat with Ali Hoopmann, mother of 3, about the highs and lows of being a mum. How do we get through when we just feel like we’re not doing anything well?Find Out More
How do you bring two families together into a new family unit? Mark’s children were in their late teens and Beth’s were primary school age. Tune in and hear how they coped with different parenting styles and discipline, and what it took to make the relationships work.Find Out More
This week on messages of hope we’re celebrating Fathers Day. Listen in to hear a group of dads share their joys, struggles and hopes as fathers. Being a dad isn’t always easy but it’s a whole better when we know we’re not the only one. You’ll be encouraged to hear there is forgiveness for the muck-ups and plenty of joy to be had.Find Out More
Petrol pump attendant, secretary, teacher, foster parent, writer and mother of two daughters. These are just a few of the roles that describe our guest on Messages of Hope this week, Yvonne Coppard. Yvonne is from the UK and I’ll be talking with her about things that have shaped her life and her approach to parenting.Find Out More
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Talking Openly With Kids There are scores of books for new parents or parents of toddlers, but none of these will prepare you for communicating with your pre-teen on the issues of peer pressure, sex, drugs, violence and death. This booklet offers practical advice on how and when to address these subjects with your children. […]Read More
Raising Your Children With Respect Raising a family is hard work, especially in today’s world. Many external forces reach into our homes and influence our families, but studies still show that children look to their parents for guidnace in the major areas of their lives. In this booklet parents will find helpful tips for building […]Read More
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
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
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