Relationships

As a result of his wartime experiences, Dad had a thing about speed, machines and death. And he over-compensated in a lovely kind of way.

We recently had Father’s Day, and it’s a pretty fun day, according to all the TV ads. Reality check? Being a dad isn’t easy.

According to the World Health Organisation, one in four of the world’s population will suffer from a mental health disorder at some stage of their life.

Talking to someone about their relationship with their dad isn’t an easy conversation, and not one you have too often.

Even if we’re practicing good habits regularly, it is easy to derail our relationship by succumbing to bad ones. The good news is there are solutions.

Help is not always about cuddling your grandchild. But it could be doing some chores to keep the family home running with a newborn in the house.

As a mum, I know how easy it is to fall into the trap of seeing other mothers as competitors. When we meet another mum, we start making comparisons.

I am learning more and more to focus on the moments and the people. As my parents, children and I get older;

Anything that distracts us from God, causing us to doubt and seek comfort elsewhere is sinful. So if loneliness comes from a place where you have taken your eyes off God, does that make it a sin?

According to a study conducted by Barna Group, 87% of 16- to 29-year-olds believe that that present-day Christianity is judgemental.


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