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I’m A New Dad!

Imagine a nice middle-aged woman walking up to you on the street. She hands you a baby girl and says, “She’s yours now, take good care of her!” Standing there, holding that baby, you’d probably be feeling a few different things – baffled, confused and fundamentally, totally, out of your depth. That’s pretty much what I was feeling the first...

Should Christian Couples Ever Take A Break?

“Maybe we should take a break.” In modern dating, it's not uncommon to take a 'break' in response to relationship difficulties. But should Christian couples ever take a ‘break’? Can a ‘break’ actually be good for a relationship? Or are you just running away from your problems and postponing the inevitable?

Should We Break Up Because We’re Fighting?

At one point in our relationship, Renée and I fought multiple times a week. We fought on date nights, at public events, and even after church on Sundays. On Tuesday, we’d fight about a miscommunication, On Thursday, it would be some disagreement, and on Sunday, it might be an unintentionally hurtful remark that had been made. I love an organised...

Are You Making Time In Your Twenties To Massively Benefit Your Future Self?

With a baby on the way and the looming prospect of supporting our little family on a single income, I’ve been spending a fair bit of time recently reading personal finance books. Mostly, this has been in the hopes of finding one where the pages are stuffed with $100 bills. Alas. Invariably, the core principle of these books is that...

3 Things You Need To Do Before Starting a Long-Distance Relationship

Two months after Renée and I started dating, I moved 600kms away from her. For the next 5 months, our relationship was long–distance. We connected mostly over video calls, saw each other in-person once a month, and missed each other a lot. At the time, I didn’t really know what it meant to be starting a long-distance relationship, nor did...

How Do I Talk To My Partner About The Future?

Whenever I’m writing a new article, I’ll take a few minutes to do a quick Google search and see what’s out there. If you ask Google the question, “How Do I Talk To My Partner About The Future?” some of the titles on the first page include: “How to talk about the future with your partner in a way that...

Why Are Adult Friendships So Hard?

Over the past three years I’ve lived in three different countries. This, I’ve learnt, is an excellent way to get rid of excess “stuff.” When you’ve only got two suitcase's worth of luggage, it’s easy to say goodbye to that sweater you never wear or the book series you finished three years ago. It’s also a good way to get...

How To Talk To Your Partner About Past Relationships

By the time Renée and I got engaged, we’d known each other for over 10 years. We first met at high school, had dated a couple of times during that period and we remained in varying degrees of contact in the years after.

Are We Too Distracted to Pray?

Fifty. That’s the number of times I pick up my phone each day. According to one study, it’s actually 46 fewer times per day than the average person. I’ll pick my phone up when I get a notification, when I need a small piece of information or when I want a distraction. Truth be told, I pick it up far...

10 Rules For Resolving Conflict In A Relationship

If you get your relationship inspiration from Instagram, you could be forgiven for thinking that the best relationships are conflict-free. We get sold a depiction of #relationshipgoals where couples are too busy taking photos in the sunset together to be fighting with each other.