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God in the Bedroom. Family Thought : Women and Men Matter August 27

God in the Bedroom. Family Thought : Women and Men Matter August 27

Greg laughed when he shared with the couples in their last marriage sharing session.  “If God was standing at the foot of your bed, would he be smiling or frowning?” That was a question that Marriage Encounter asked us years ago.  What could that possibly include?  I...

In-law Relationships.  Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 24

In-law Relationships. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 24

Gwen did not get on too well with her daughter-in-law. She realised that maybe she was seen as being too critical and maybe she was. But as she shared with her friend, “Why is it the mother-in-law who always has the bad image, and not the daughter-in-law? I do believe...

Widow vulnerability. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 23

Widow vulnerability. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter. August 23

At a Day of Reflection for widowed people some white widows were shocked when they heard from some of the black widows how they were treated after the death of their husbands. In some families and groups they were rejected.  Some took away their children, some...

Keeping Promises. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 22

Keeping Promises. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 22

Keeping promises at first seemed a simple concept to the parish council.  But the chairman was quite an old-fashioned law-abider and when some of the other members took their roles too lightly he was very frustrated.  “I think I can depend on the CWL” he thought....

Complementarity. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter  August 21

Complementarity. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 21

In their older years Jason and Monica sometimes laughed about their past ideals. “I wanted to lead the women in their struggle for equality.”  “I thought the men were being overrun by these domineering females in the Church.” “It was when we discovered the value of...

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