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Training our Children for Life

Nothing can erase the memory of the day you brought your little one home from the hospital. A day that was both exciting and extremely terrifying at the same time. At this point your precious baby was totally dependent on you for all his/her needs. This season of...

Your Genes – Wear Them Well

A well-known coach was once asked by a would-be sportsman what the most important thing was for him to become a champion. The coach thought for a while before uttering the smart response: “Choose your parents wisely.” A large number of people, especially teenagers,...

Building trust in marriage

Introduction “King Edward VII of Great Britain was quite a playboy in his day, and his wife, Queen Alexandra had often ignored his infidelities and wild escapades. As he lay on his deathbed, his faithful wife was grief stricken until one reassuring thought occurred to...

Interdependence – a key to spiritual growth

Beware of Independence! Due to my upbringing and culture, I tend to equate maturity with independence. A child – or so the thinking goes - is dependent on its parents, but an adult should not need to depend on anyone. I don’t think I am alone in this belief. As...

Church Face, School Face, Home Face

Will the real ME please stand up? by Kristen Young Are there different versions of You? Maybe there’s School You: you’re polite and obedient to teachers, then complain about them in the playground. Perhaps the Friend You is different again - maybe you feel like you...

Combating Sexual Abuse in Modern Society

by Justice Marwisa Introduction Sexual abuse has become pandemic, not only in Zimbabwe, but the rest of the world. Each country has its own appalling tally. India has a population of approximately 1.2 billion; a rape occurs every 20 minutes. In Denmark one in five...

Are you a mistake?

Four months ago we had our fourth little boy! What a joy he is to all of us and the bigger boys just adore him, although I wonder how they’ll feel when he starts stealing their chocolates! These are some of the comments I have received from others on having four boys;...

Secure in God’s Love

by Ian Rea Motivational speakers are always quick to point out that we grow when we are forced out of our comfort zone. I agree. In April, we went on a holiday that took me so far out of my comfort zone that it looked like a ship disappearing over the horizon. It all...

Can we be sure of going to Heaven?

You often hear people comforting the bereaved with words like ‘well at least they have gone to a better place’ Have they? How do we know? And isn’t it arrogant or at least presumptuous to assume that a person (or that we ourselves) will definitely go to Heaven? If...