Tag: marriage

Not pleasant, but necessary

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] Have you ever had one of those peaceful “me time” moments that gets interrupted? You might be enjoying your sleep in the middle of the day or sipping a cup of coffee while reading a good book. You might finally be watching […]

Lessons from 15 years of marriage

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] Recently we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. As always when one celebrates an anniversary there are moments of looking back at your journey as a couple. This milestone was no different for us as we went down memory lane remembering the good […]

Beloved Christian relationship guru Gary Smalley dies at 75

Originally published in Christian Examiner Gary Smalley, 75, an internationally recognised expert on relationships and a Christian counselor, has died. Numerous resources he created addressed issues such as marriage and family, sexuality and pornography. Smalley’s family made the announcement via social media on his Facebook page, where it was said […]

‘Virgin daughter’ reminded why she loves her parents

Originally published in Charisma News How far will a father go for his daughter? Well, one father advertised for a future son-in-law in a Christian magazine, telling suitors she is “godly, gorgeous, athletic, educated, careered, humorous, travelled, bilingual, 26-year-old virgin.” The daughter, Rachel Stewart, says she was tipped off by some “sympathetic women” […]

Watch your flock!

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] As any responsible South African citizen I have been glued to my screen this last week watching the State of the Nation address in parliament. I am always interested to see what our leadership has outlined as a way forward for the […]