Category Archives: communication

Magic Words: Helping Teens Find (Cool) Ways of Saying ‘No’

Yet again a post in this series is purely about pointing you to someone else’s cool post. Glennon Doyle Melton writes at Momastery about the difference between feeling like saying ‘no’ to someone or something and finding the words to actually say it. Even harder for teenagers, in endless intense situations with friendship capital at stake […]

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Easter with Kids: 32 Ideas for Celebrating Together

We’re now in Holy Week, where Lent morphs into Easter. In my house we’ll continue lighting our Lenten candles and saying the sentences about Jesus that go with them, but there are plenty of other special things coming along this week that can take their own place in household spirituality. So here’s a bunch of […]

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Wisdom for a Rejected Parent [Guest]

Welcome back to Jon, who wrote this great Guide to Supporting New Dads. He and his wife Jannine have been married for 14 years, and are currently the pastoral care directors of Living Well Church in Rotorua.  My child doesn’t seem to like me very much at the moment, and I can’t quite understand why.  My plan […]

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8 Essential Tips for Supporting a Pregnant Partner

I often tell my husband he needs to write a book about how to be an awesome partner to a pregnant person. It seems more likely that I’ll write a blog post about it though, so here we are. My husband was a superhero supporter through my pregnancy (and beyond). When your partner’s pregnant, it’s […]

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101 Christian Women Speakers to Discover in New Zealand

At Christian conferences and leadership events I go to and speak at, women up the front are always – always – in a small minority. (It’s the same on all of the governance boards I’m on.) Very often, when I mention this to organisers, they say with regret that they just couldn’t find more women […]

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Make a Wish for 2014

In my favourite part of town, this blackboard has appeared. Thanks to Marvin and Chicoda for letting me snap them. What do you think? And what would you wish for? For some ideas on making your own list, check out Nicola’s guest post earlier this week on her ’30-olution.’

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