My Finances: Solid Ground or Sinking Sand

We know the financial situation in Ireland has had a serious impact on many families. This series of programmes will deal with various financial issues, including new legislation & the Irish experience within the modern European and international context. There’ll be real-life stories of people who will tell how they…

Cutting the Cost of Christmas

Christmas is a magical time for families. But buying a tree, toys for the kids (and sometimes for big kids too!) and all the trimmings can leave us struggling in January when the credit card bills start landing on the doormat. A happy Christmas can quickly turn into a depressing…

Single Parents learning to trust again

It’s not easy, as a single parent, to learn to trust again. If you feel you have been rejected by your partner, you can feel pain almost beyond description. The pain of that broken relationship might leave you thinking, ‘never again.’ It simply hurts too much. It rocks your self-worth,…

Create your own Christmas traditions

Travelling Christmas “Our two families live on opposite sides of the country so our first Christmas as a married couple was always going to involve a big decision. Friends advised us to spend it alone so as to avoid offending anybody but we weren’t keen; we both come from big…

Marriage NCT

Written by Tricia Goyer We heard the news via email. Another husband and wife we knew were getting divorced. They seemed like the perfect couple. They both had thriving careers and great kids. There was no infidelity, and no financial woes burdened them down. They’d just grown apart. They’d become…

The 95 Irritations

Turning Annoyances Around by Phil Callaway Six months before my wedding day, an elderly friend tapped my shoulder in the post office and offered me some free advice. “Ramona’s a lovely girl,” he said. “She deserves a good husband. Marry her before she finds one.” Then he whispered a curious…

Loads of Marriage Tips

We’ve come up with some practical ways to help strengthen your marriage and take your relationship to new heights. Check back regularly to see our new ideas! And if you have any marriage tips of your own to share, we would love to hear from you! Email your tips to:…

So You are going to be a Daddy

Written by Joseph Schneller You’re just about to find out your wife’s pregnant with your first child. Your friend, Nate (father of two), has said that having a child represents more life change than getting married. Your wife’s about to find out that babies aren’t the only ones who lie…

Pushover Parenting

A leaving cert student fails her English class after plagiarising a paper, receiving an F on her final exam and failing to show up for a make-up session for a botched assignment. Told that their daughter will not be allowed to finish with her friends, her parents threaten to sue…

Teaching Kids to be Content with what they have

This activity will help kids understand how advertising fuels their desire for more stuff. Use this activity to teach your children to fight the temptation to want more stuff and learn to be content: Supplies: You will need a television, paper, pencil and Bible. (Note: If you’d prefer not to…