Nikki – “I think one of the first things that made us realise we wanted to get married was our mutual love of adventure.” These two recently started motorbike riding together, they climbed Mt Beerwah on their first date, got engaged on Mt Tibrogargon, they’ve lived overseas, and part of their daily rhythm includes running…… Continue reading Nikki & Dave
Affair. It’s the yuckiest word you can hear if you’re married. It’s painful and messy and uncomfortable and destructive. This anonymous interview was not the easiest or sunniest. It was raw and still a little painful, and didn’t bring all the usual warm fuzzies. However, by a miracle, it is now also a story of…… Continue reading What We Took From The Affair
Ever got the wrong end of the stick? Created an entire scenario in your head? Let relationships deteriorate because you were too scared to clarify a situation that offended you? Brené Brown’s is best known for her research on vulnerability, with her Ted Talk having reached over 21 million views. She tells it like it…… Continue reading “The Story I’m Making Up…”
Some people love buying thoughtful gifts. They live for it. They love finding that perfect something for their spouse or for a friend’s wedding or engagement party, wrapping it beautifully with matchy ribbon and matchy paper and a matchy card. They love seeing the delight on the receiver’s face. Some people, however, would rather be…… Continue reading Off The Registry
We all have little tiffs, fights (not in love with that word), arguments, disagreements, discussions, heated chats… whatever you want to call them. In my little world this month, the hot topic is my stubbornness. You see, to me, disobeying my physiotherapist’s orders and lifting a one-year old as I bake a double batch of…… Continue reading Conflict…
Love Letters & Road Trips Linda and her sister, 18 and 16, climbed the stairs of the enormous University of NSW function hall. It was the 1981 National Christian Youth Convention. They spotted a row with some empty seats next to a pretty good-looking guy, smiled at each other knowingly, and headed in that…… Continue reading Linda & Colin
If it takes a village to raise a healthy child, shouldn’t it take a village to help support and grow a healthy marriage too? One of the things I love the most about Bill & Coo is the couples I interview and their openness and willingness to share what they’ve learnt. I wonder sometimes if…… Continue reading How’s Your Village?