Gender based violence and Grandparents

Gender based violence and Grandparents

FAMILY WEEKLY 26 AUGUS 2020. August is Women’s month in South Africa. Because of the serious problems around Gender Based Violence (gbv) during the last months of lockdown, brought on by the stresses during the Covid-19 pandemic, this month the focus in the media has...
REFLECTIONS, Extracts from Daily Thoughts for August

REFLECTIONS, Extracts from Daily Thoughts for August

August 27.  Everyone accepts the uniqueness of parent-child relationships. Lucia shared, “I think that mothers never stop worrying about their daughters or sons.  The widows in our parish have formed a support group and named St Monica as their patron. She...
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, RELIGION AND FAMILY MINISTRY  –

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, RELIGION AND FAMILY MINISTRY –

I was contacted by a journalist asking me what counselling we, I and MARFAM , offer for gender-based violence. I hesitated at first but then decided to answer as best I could from a very particular perspective.  So I came up with an article that, after some further...
REFLECTIONS.  Extracts from Daily Thoughts August 2020

REFLECTIONS. Extracts from Daily Thoughts August 2020

August 20.     Martin introduced a different subject with insights from his marriage counselling.   “Frigidity in some form can be a real issue in a sexual relationship. It could result from abuse earlier on in life from in or beyond the family. I had a case that took...
Can there be Joy in the midst of Anxiety?

Can there be Joy in the midst of Anxiety?

I’m waiting anxiously, or should I say excitedly, to participate in a webinar JOYFUL WITNESS IN THE SPIRIT OF FRANCIS AND CLARE OF ASSISI.   The webinar promo reads, “St Francis and Clare of Assisi, by their words and deeds encouraged Christians to live out...