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Last updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Why We Have Conflicts

In our relationships the different personality types need to negotiate mutually accepted outcomes – because not everyone is like me.

Ian’s “Why We Have Conflict” radio interview with Family Life Australia.

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Last updated: Thursday, February 3, 2011

Teaching Your Child Discernment

Did you realise that teaching your child to tie their shoelaces is a part of preparing them to leave home as a capable adult? Childhood is also a time when values are adopted and life’s boundaries are set. Drs Ian & Helene Richardson discuss how so much of who we become as adults is founded in our childhood.

This is Ian & Helene’s “Teaching Your Child Discernment” radio interview with Family Life Australia.

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Last updated: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Strong Willed Child

Ian & Helene Richardson’s “The Strong Willed Child” interview, with Family Life Australia.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Communicating With Your Teenager

Ian & Helene Richardson’s “Communicating with your teenager” radio interview with Family Life Australia.

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Last updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Styles of Parenting

Ian & Helene Richardson’s “Styles of Parenting” radio interview with FamilyLife Australia.

“Did you realise that teaching your child to tie their shoelaces is a part of preparing them to leave home as a capable adult? Childhood is also a time when values are adopted and life’s boundaries are set. Drs Ian & Helene Richardson discuss how so much of who we become as adults is founded in our childhood.”

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Last updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Matching Your Call with Ministry

MATCHING CALL WITH MINISTRY: IS THIS WHERE I BELONG?

As the saying goes, it is easier to appoint someone than fire them! Not only is this so in the commercial world, but also in Christian service.

Many years of Christian leadership have taught the dangers of appointing wrong people to positions, either staff or voluntary.

The measure of a Christian minister is not how well they preach, teach, evangelize, demonstrate faith, etc., but how much they reflect the nature and character of God; how much others are changed into His likeness as a result of the ministry. Jesus said, “By their fruits you shall know them” (Matt 7:16). Many ministry problems would be avoided by giving more attention to identifying past “fruit” rather than present ability, charisma, or even perceived calling.
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