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Strengthen Your Family with Hope 103.2

Family Week is a great reminder to take some time out to proactively learn more about building a health family, however that looks.

By Joni BoydTuesday 14 May 2024Raising TeensChristian LivingReading Time: 4 minutes

This week is Family Week – it’s the perfect excuse to spend some extra time investing in the most important people in our life.
Key points
  • Parenting: whether you’re raising young kids or teens, we have resources to empower you as a parent.
  • Marriage: it can be hard to make time to work on our marriages, here’s your chance to take a minute and explore these resources.
  • Therapy: it’s important that we’re all getting the help we need. Healthy people help build healthy families.
  • Spend more time in the Word as a family. Subscribe to access all Hope 103.2 devotionals on YouVersion.

Families come in many shapes and sizes.

Whether your family is blended or not, if you’re a single parent or even if you’re a grandparent hoping to contribute to your grandchildren’s lives, Family Week is a great reminder to take some time out to proactively learn more about building a health family, however it comes.

We’ve hand-selected some of our best family-building content, to help you and your loved ones build on what matters most – each other.

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Raising Teens

Your child emerges into their teen years and so much changes! It is a unique time for both you and your child. Raising Teens will be part of your support system – your village!
It is a place of hope, where we provide you with information and resources to support you and your teen in this next chapter of the journey. Read more.

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Teach Your Child Self-Regulation: Let Them Lead the Conversation

From letting our kids lead the conversation to – surprisingly! – blowing on our thumbs, Youth Coach Kim Conicella has some great, practical tips for people wanting to help kids – and themselves – process difficult emotions and conversations.

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“Letting kids lead the conversation is really important,” Kim said. Read more.

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How to Connect with Your Teens at the Dinner Table

No, the smartphone is not to blame. There are many other reasons why teenagers can disconnect from parents and caregivers, according to Kirstin Barchia from Northern Beaches Psychology.

During the developmental stage of adolescence, so much can be going on for teens. Read more.

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Creating Safe Neighbourhoods Starts with a Single Word

When I was a child, I remember spending my weekends playing in the street, from dawn until dusk, knowing that if I needed anything I could run across the road to Penny and Phil – my neighbours- turned-adopted grandparents. Fast forward fifteen years – I live alone in an apartment and I couldn’t even tell you my neighbours’ names.

Today, despite record levels of connection online, only one third of us know our neighbours well. But we can do something about it. Read more.

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Developing Deep, Resilient Faith in Our Kids

How do you measure success as a parent? Is it when your adult child lands their dream job, gets married, or just turns out to be a nice person?

As I consider my role as a mum in an increasingly secular world, I believe that my success as a parent will come down to one thing – whether my two boys are standing beside me in heaven at the end of time. Read more.

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Resources to Help You Build a Stronger Marriage

In our fast-paced world, many couples are finding their busy schedules lead to fatigue and time pressures that are undermining the quality of their marriages. It’s hard to intentionally make space to invest in our spouses and families but we want to encourage you to take that time. Read more.

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What is Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy?

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions.

IFS therapy is based on the idea that we all have different ‘parts’ of ourselves that have their own feelings, thoughts, goals and bodily sensations. Some parts may be protective. Some may try to manage our feelings.  Others might be vulnerable. Read more.

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First Steps to Financial Freedom as a Couple

The fact that money is a major stressor in marriage is not news. The way we spend and save can be a black or white issue for many of us.

We think there’s a right way to do things (our way) and a wrong way to do things (often, our spouse’s way). So it can be difficult to know how to get on the same page and be a united front when money – or lack thereof – threatens to divide your marriage. Read more.

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A Grand Influence: How to Bond with Your Grandkids

Most grandparents want to be an asset to their grandchildren — provide a listening ear, welcome heart and safe place for kids to emotionally land.

But how do you do that? I remember the day like it was yesterday. My husband and I, along with our young children, were relocating to a town three hours away so my husband could study full time. Read more.

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Spend Time Together in the Word

There’s something really special about time spent together as a family, in the Word.

Whether you choose to follow a reading plan together, checking in regularly with each other to discuss what you’ve read – or if you prefer to read it all together when you catch up over a meal, the Hope 103.2 devotionals on YouVersion are a great place to start. Read more.

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Further resources

Focus on the Family‘s ‘Family Tool Kit’ has some really useful resources, including tips on avoiding chore wars – we all need that!

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