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Is individualism creating difficulty for couple relationships?
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
Commitment is a sense of “us with a future” for couples. For those who want the “us”, they need to look for a relationship with the right balance of me and we, and then invest in protecting it.
Forgiveness: A tool for personal growth and global healing
From a video on the Forgiveness Forum
Forgiveness is a deeply personal choice independent from seeking justice or atonement. Forgiveness improves physical health, mental wellbeing, and relationships across all ages.
From an interview with Dr Bruce Perry
If you have adversity but also connections to family, community and culture, which are resilience building factors, you're not at any increased risk for bad outcomes. But adversity and poor connections equals significant risk increase.
Socially Connected Communities - solutions for social isolation
From a report by Healthy Places by Design
Loneliness describes individual experience, but we need to find the root causes of social isolation to identify community-level and structural factors that can be changed to address them.
Stewardship as surrender
From an article by Faith Driven Investor
After travelling on various short-term mission trips, Robert Kim started imagining the role of investing as a tool to uplift communities – as a conduit of God’s blessings. He sets out 3 elements of stewardship..
Does childhood trauma affect our relationship with God?
From a research study published in the Internation
The victims’ sense of being loved, accepted by God can be disrupted leading to difficulty in believing in God’s love. They may question God’s power and justice. Underreport God as absolute or just.
The 5 side-effects of compassion
From an article by Dr David Hamilton
Compassion affects the brain, cardiovascular health, slows ageing, increases emotional connections and motivates kindness.
A vicar meets his Muslim parishioners
From a podcast from Mahabba
It is important that I can explain Christian truths to my Muslim friends. And I do so out of friendship, a relationship of mutual respect. They may not engage with it, but many have no idea what Christianity is about.
Lessons from reducing and preventing domestic abuse
From a report by Social Finance
External evaluation found that where perpetrators were referred, victims and survivors were 3 times less likely to experience physical violence .
From a presentation at Praxis Labs The Gathering 2
"How do we help our neighbours escape poverty?". CrossPurpose has a mission to abolish economic, relational, and spiritual poverty through career and community development. 473 neighbours so far graduated and escaped poverty...
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