Relationships

How to Get the Stubborn to Budge

When someone is stubborn, our instinct is to bombard them with evidence. The better approach to persuasion is to start small.

Can We Ever Find True Equality?

God declares all humans equal because we are created in his image, no matter how much we earn, how we look or where we live, writes Robert Martin.

Saving Face is a Necessary Art – Even When the Face Isn’t Yours

We all have the impulse to save face, and many of us get defensive, aggressive or withdrawn when that impulse is challenged, writes Michael McQueen.

We Can Change Lives Just By Seeing Others Better

Have you ever felt invisible? Or perhaps you’ve felt as though you’re seen, but in an inaccurate way – you’ve been placed you in a limiting box.

Tinder Mercy or Tender Prey? A Reflection on Tinder’s 10th Birthday

“In 2013 it seemed like all of my colleagues were using Tinder – it was new, exciting, and was changing society before our eyes,” writes Aaron Johnstone.

Try a Little Kindness – The Results Can Be Surprising

Offering a kind word can not only make someone’s day better, but knowing someone is thinking about them, can make all the difference in the world.

Dustin Nickerson Counters Unhelpful Marriage Advice with Comedy

Comedian Dustin Nickerson describes himself as the “the world’s most average person”. Here he challenges one-size-fits-all marriage advice.

‘Momentum’ Building as Podcast Helps Men Do Life Better

Momentum is a radio show and a podcast designed to encourage and support men and help them to “do life better”.

Both Met Their Future Spouses In a Dream. One Got Married, One Didn’t…

Even when we hear God’s voice, things can still go wrong. The interaction of God’s revelation with our fallen humanity means there are few solid rules.

Enjoying Each Other’s Company Again: Colin Buchanan’s New ‘In Real Life’ Song

Colin Buchanan’s latest release is a song about rediscovering Australia and journeying to reunite with loved ones, post-pandemic-restrictions.

“Social Glyphosate”, aka Individualism, and How It’s Withering Our Society

Radical expressive individualism – deciding who we want to be outside of the confines of others – isn’t creating the flourishing they promise on the bottle.

Empty Nesters, New Beginnings – Tips for Your New-Look Relationship

Lorrene McClymont shares some thoughts on strengthening your relationship with your partner when you become empty nesters.

Here’s Why We All Need Community

To love, you need community. Both introverts and extroverts can experience and receive love, and be kind to others, writes Eliezer Gonzalez.

“Deeply Crazy” – A Way to Better Relationships

Atheist philosopher surprisingly subscribes to the Christian idea of sinfulness. By assuming people are crazy, we can have better relationships, he says.

Could Debating Be Better with a Bit of Curiosity and Generosity?

‘The Principle of Charity’ podcast brings together those on opposing sides of hot-button topics, to explore difficult conversations with generosity.

From FOMO to HOGO – Exploring ‘Relational Fitness’

In the post-Lockdown world, we now have to use our social skills again. The acronym FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) can be adapted to HOGO (Hassle Of Going Out).

Sorry Always Seems To Be the Hardest Word

Some people feel that apologising reveals weakness, a lack of confidence, the kind of traits that will never help you get ahead. But is that really true?

The Sandwich Generation – Caught Between Caring for Children and Ageing Parents

Wisdom and practical advice for adult children about how to honour their ageing parents in the emotional terrain of residential care.