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Taking a Break

I hate to admit it, but I am probably what Dr John Tickell calls a ‘Type A personality’. One sign of Type A behaviour is the fact that this newsletter has gone out to men all over Australia every week, without fail, for 15 years(thank you Ron). The upside of this is that many, many… Read More

Love DNA

We have just celebrated the greatest event in human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ split time in two in more ways than one.  BC and AD and have been a measure of history for almost two thousand years.  We also have the old and new Testaments, not to mention the fact that… Read More

Best Day of the Year

Everyone has their best day of the year. For me it is Christmas which is the day this newsletter comes out - Sunday 25th December 2016. The reason that this is the best day for me is simple. Christmas Day is a time when family collides with Christ in the best possible way. Family and… Read More

Charles Dickens words could well apply to Christmas for many people here in Australia.  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.” From my point of view Christmas is one of the best times of the year. Christmas is… Read More

When we were bringing up our boys in the eighties it was in vogue to suggest that boys and girls are trained to be the sex they represent by people’s expectations and gender manipulations. Almost anyone my age believed it. I carefully watched my own children’s behaviours and realised that I and my generation had… Read More

Dads Humble Pie

My wife said in a loud voice, “Someone’s got to take Melodie to school, she’s missed the bus”.  I immediately volunteered for a number of reasons.  Firstly, to help my wife who was working to a tight deadline in the office.  Secondly, because I needed to do something en-route to the school anyway.  Thirdly, I… Read More

The Destruction of Manhood

Many years ago I received a message on the Dads4Kids answering service from a man in the middle of a marriage breakdown. It was a deep cry for help. His voice was quiet and determined and he alluded to the fact that he wanted to take his own life. I knew he was serious so… Read More

The Childs Story

We celebrate International Men’s Day on Saturday 19 November 2016, but the next day, on 20 November 2016, we celebrate World Children’s Day. If you ask me which day is the greater I would say the second one because as Roland Leonhardt said, “Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth”. If you don’t… Read More

Only thirteen more sleeps to one of the most exciting days of the year for us egocentric men besides Father’s Day. Don’t worry, I am only kidding about International Men’s Day being egocentric. After all, I was the guy who helped write the song, “It’s hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way”… Read More

Visit From the Marriage Auditor

VISIT FROM THE MARRIAGE AUDITOR Imagine you received a phone call that went something like this:  "Mr & Mrs Herald, we need to make an appointment with you to do a 'Marriage Audit'.  Can we make it 8.00pm tonight?  Thank you.  See you at 8.00pm." Marriage Audit?  I've heard of a tax audit, but what… Read More