Family & Relationships

  • Good news for modern parents
    Good news for modern parents

    Harriet Connor

    Confused and worried about how to raise your kids right? Harriet Connor discovers a surprising ancient source of wisdom for today's parenting dilemmas.

  • Relationships

    Discovery Centre

    What sort of qualities should we look for in a partner?

  • The only way is up
    The only way is up

    Arlene Taylor

    Fear and anxiety can cause the brain to "down-shift". Dr Arlene Taylor shares some advice and tips on how to get our brains back into high gear.

  • The power of forgiveness
    The power of forgiveness

    Loren Seibold

    You can nurse your hurt feelings for a long time with a grudge, but Loren Seibold reflects on a solution that’s much more satisfying—and it’s permanent.

  • Pink for the boy?
    Pink for the boy?

    Karen Holford

    "Boys will be boys?" In today's age that might not be so simple.

  • The old blue couch
    The old blue couch

    KT Marie Wallis

    What is it that makes some friendships tick and others fade away?

  • Grace in the delivery room
    Grace in the delivery room

    Robert Rigsby

    How do you treat someone who’s overwhelmed with guilt from their past?

  • War against revenge porn
    War against revenge porn

    Julie Guirgis

    Coupling shame and the human desire for vindication, the internet amplifies the harmful effects of porn.

  • Daddy day care
    Daddy day care

    Daniel Bell

    A father's work is never done. Daniel Bell reflects on the first few months of his new "job".

  • Hey, Dad, I love you
    Hey, Dad, I love you

    Scott Wegener

    A father's love is but a shadow of the love our heavenly Father has toward us.

  • A father's love
    A father's love

    Loren Seibold

    "How deep the Father's love for us; how vast beyond all measure."

  • Marriage . . . by single men
    Marriage . . . by single men

    Kim Peckham

    As a general rule, you shouldn’t listen to a single man’s ideas about marriage. But there are exceptions.

  • Diary of a first time mum
    Diary of a first time mum

    Melody Tan

    Signs associate editor Melody Tan, recently returned from maternity leave, shares her experience as a first-time mum. And it may sound familiar.

  • Why touch matters
    Why touch matters

    Vanessa Pizzuto

    Vanessa Pizzuto says that humans—even muscular athletes—have a deep psychological need to be touched by other humans.

  • First chances
    First chances

    Maritza Brunt

    Maritza Brunt reflects on one thing marriage has taught her.

  • The ultimate Valentine’s gift
    The ultimate Valentine’s gift

    Charissa Fong

    Each February we set aside a day to celebrate romantic love. And Charissa Fong says God has also set aside a day when we celebrate His love for us and ours for Him.

  • Adultery and Moral Collapse
    Adultery and Moral Collapse

    Kim Peckham

    Adultery is listed by God as one of His Top 10 no-nos. To have a website that involves millions in betraying their most intimate relationship must indicate some sort of moral watershed, right?

  • Is sharing caring?
    Is sharing caring?

    Candice Jaques

    Do the promises of the “new economy” of a better community and a gentler impact on the environment stand up?

  • The Very Worst Experience
    The Very Worst Experience

    Trafford Fischer

    A strong and resilient marriage isn’t something a couple receives at their wedding along with all the other gifts.

  • Father time
    Father time

    Nick Mattiske

    This fatherhood classic has good intentions, but ultimately misses the mark.

  • I'm not a PK
    I'm not a PK

    Maritza Brunt

    "You’re a pastor’s kid, so you should really start behaving like one." Newsflash: having a parent as a pastor doesn't make someone a PK.

  • A mother with whiskers
    A mother with whiskers

    Scott Wegener

    A father is not just a mother with whiskers. In addition to all the parallel responsibilities there is actually a lot more pressure on being a father than being a mother.

  • I am your Father
    I am your Father

    Kent Kingston

    Star Wars. Thor. Back to the Future. Finding Nemo. It's amazing how the emotional tone of a movie—and a life—is often determined by the kind of father involved.

  • Where were the angels?
    Where were the angels?

    James Standish

    A miracle saved James Standish's father from certain death in war-torn Laos. Yet many years later he was killed in a car accident in rural Victoria. Why are God's interventions so inconsistent?