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Growing the parent – infant bond of love

Growing the parent – infant bond of love

August 14. Chloe, a midwife shared her experience. “I believe that an infant who is rejected by its mother can suffer long-lasting psychological harm. Whether the pregnancy was because of rape, war rape, date rape or unwanted for other more material reasons is it...

Combating rebellion and teaching sensitivity in loving relationships

Combating rebellion and teaching sensitivity in loving relationships

August 13. .  “There are many difficult family relationships where men or women or young girls and boys become rebellious and put a lot of strain on a family until it can get out of control.  Men womanise, women also sleep around and the young people may get into...

Sibling relationships – unique and valuable

Sibling relationships – unique and valuable

August 12. Siblings.  Zandela raised the topic of sibling relationships too.  “Think of your own families for a moment and the relationships between you as brothers or as sisters and brothers. Is there rivalry between you or jealousy, or resentment or...

Child sexual abuse a crime and a scandal

Child sexual abuse a crime and a scandal

August 11.  Also feastday of St Clare, companion of St Francis in his mission of Care for All Creation. A serious topic needing an urgent response was the question of abuse and rape of children.   “Are our children precious to us, are they a fruit of our love to be...

August 10.    Some of the group were discussing taxes.   “There is income tax, sales tax, e-tolls as road tax but there are also different grants.  Some of us give, but it is mostly others who get.  Is that fair?”  “I think the...

WOMEN’S DAY – SOUTH AFRICA

WOMEN’S DAY – SOUTH AFRICA

PRAYER FOR THE WOMEN OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Almighty God, You are father and mother to us, your children.    We thank you for the particular and special gifts you have given to women,  the gift of nurturing life, of sustaining and supporting life, the qualities of...

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