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Faithbook

by Tim Middleton “I am so thankful for facebook. Otherwise I would have to call 563 people every morning to let them know that I just ate breakfast.” If you are young, you will probably respond very quickly and easily, either with a “lol” or simply a click of the...

Is Counselling necessary after Trauma?

The phone rang. It was the Counselling Centre. Could I see a woman who had just had a bad car accident in which a little girl died? The same day someone rang me to say their friends had had an armed robbery the night before and were traumatised. Should they have...

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 12 Things You Can Do

Adapted from an article by Megan Devine (Licensed clinical counsellor, writer and grief advocate) Many people truly want to help a friend or family member who is experiencing a severe loss. Words often fail us at times like these, leaving us stammering for the right...

What Defines My Identity?

Come back with me in time to 36 years ago and imagine with me 2 expectant parents waiting for their second child to be born. As they approach the fifth month of pregnancy, they go to the doctor just to ascertain that all is well. Ah what a joyful surprise they receive...

A Unique Design

Struggling with self-image? I’m sure every young man or woman reading this article can come up with a whole list of physical attributes that are considered desirable, beautiful, handsome or cool, based on what society says is the ‘ideal image.’ The Impact of...

Helping Your Child Make Good Decisions

 Maggie Norton Have you thought about what sort of young adult you want your child to be when he reaches the age when he leaves home? If you could look ahead to their end of school report, what would it say? Maybe you want them to: • have the courage to stand up for...

All my self-worth was Shattered

I grew up in a Christian home, where every Sunday was church day without fail. I also did all my schooling from nursery school to high school in a traditional church environment. So I grew up knowing about God and aware of him. But I cannot say I knew him personally...

Perfect Woman….what a tight squeeze!

by Carol Massimiani Today's media presents a woman that few can compete with. She’s first introduced to us as little girls in the form of a specific doll , .....yes, the beloved Barbie. Barbie then paves the way for the Kim K's, J-Lo's, Posh's and other modern...

Avoiding Boredom and Hopelessness in Old Age

Old age is not for sissies… but having a sense of humour helps. My neighbour, Joan who is 80, spends her day praying for folks and listening to tapes on books, including the Bible, recorded by the “Tape Aids for the Blind”. She is an absolute tonic and because she is...