Relationships 2016-12-22T11:54:42+00:00

RELATIONSHIPS

When switching from my old website to my new one, not everything made the jump and so i am creating this as a base page to stick helpful links about Relationships in various shapes and forms.

i have had some incredible people write some super helpful posts on topics ranging from Singleness to Dating to Engagement to Marriage to being Parents of young children when it’s not particularly easy and more. Hopefully soon i will get all the links back in here so that this treasure trove of resources is available to you all.

Thank you for your patience…

 

Spank you very much: Hitting your kids and stuff

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: family, relationships, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , , |

Is it okay for us to hit our kids? Is the question a lot of parents are asking, especially in light of the new change to the law in South Africa. i was going to [...]

Taboo Topics: Singleness – Meet Simangele Mabena

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Things started changing when I was in Montreal in 2012. I distinctly remember walking along the beautiful historic buildings enjoying the sunshine when I heard a voice, “You can’t do this anymore”. Do what? I [...]

Taboo Topic: When Marriage is Hard – meet Catherine and Alastair

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: marriage, relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Marriage can be amazing. But it is not always the easiest of things. My friend Catherine shares some of her journey with Alastair: “So how’s married life treating you?” My husband and I look at [...]

Taboo Topic: When Marriage is Hard – meet Dannean and Sean

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: marriage, relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|

Marriage is not always the easiest of things. i asked Dannean to share some of the struggles her and Sean encountered as they entered those waters: About Us Sean and I are in our late [...]

Taboo Topics: When Marriage is Hard – Intro

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: marriage, relationships, Taboo Topics, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|

Marriage is a beautiful amazing incredible thing. But it is not always as easy as it looks from the outside. The purpose of Taboo Topics on this blog is to create a place where people [...]

More Parenting ideas from non-parents

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: family, people, relationships, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

So yesterday's post looking at Parenting Ideas from non-parents generated a lot of healthy conversation. i had a few more people share some more ideas and while me sharing them is not an endorsement to [...]

Community Parenting: Advice from those who don’t have children. [Intro]

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: inspire-ations, people, positive ideas for change, relationships, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Do i as a person without children have anything of worth to offer as advice to those who do? This blog post or mini series comes out of an article i wrote for 1Africa this [...]

Seven years anniversary reflections.

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: activities, relationships, shtupidt people|Tags: , , , , |

i considered titling this post "Seven years a slave" for the clickbait effect, but didn't for two reasons: [1] That would be horribly offensive to slaves and slavery and the ongoing pseudo-slavery that still happens [...]

Celebrating Ten Years of Rob and Nicky

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: friends and enemas, heroes or heroic moments, inspire-ations, love and chocolate, marriage, pain and Hope, relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Today we celebrate the Marriage of my best mate Rob Lloyd and his wife Nicky. We continue to mourn the loss of a dear friend, a husband, a brother, a son, a mentor, a pastor, [...]

Taboo Topics: Race – Mixed Race Connections – Meet Wendy and Xylon Van Eyck

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: family, inspire-ations, pain and Hope, relationships, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , |

[Disclaimer: while in Americaland, the term “coloured” is a strongly negative term, in South Africa there is a unique group of people who have come from a heritage of different cultures but now have developed their [...]