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Beauty from Ashes - Sarah's Story

Beauty from Ashes – Sarah’s Story

I became a Christian in my early twenties but didn’t really have an understanding of what this meant and it had little impact on how I lived my life. I got married and had a son but the enemy knew exactly what to do to get me off track and it happened pretty quickly and involved an old boyfriend! Once I went off track things got a bit wild. I drifted along living an increasin....

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He is Faithful – Laurie’s Story

He is Faithful – Laurie’s Story

From as young as I can remember I dreamed of being a mother. As the eldest child in our family I embraced the role of protective big sister to my two younger sisters and brother. My dreams for my life were traditional and uncomplicated. I would become a nurse like my mom and then a wife and mother. I was not a natural student and did not enjoy school. As a shy and quiet teenage....

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The Single Bride - Fyona's Story

The Single Bride – Fyona’s Story

I’d been single my whole life. I had never been on a date, I’d never been kissed, I’d never held hands, I’d never had anyone show any expression of interest in me what-so-ever. At 28 years of age, I was remarkably single. Of course everyone’s natural solution to my singleness was to try online dating. Fueled by a mix of exasperation and curiosity I signed up so I coul....

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Love Is Not A Fairytale - Marriage Stories

Love Is Not A Fairytale – Jo’s Story

In her own words Jo Bouris is currently in a season of  ‘beautiful chaos’. Wife to Nathan and mum to Mia Pearl, Evie Rose and Jake Blaze, Jo and her family live on the stunning Sunshine Coast of Australia. A part time breakfast announcer for the radio station 106five, she also juggles interstate media engagements and ministry responsibilities at Hillsong Noosa. I recently ....

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60 years of marriage. Whats the secret?

60 years of marriage. What’s the secret?

“In all the world there is no heart for me like yours, No love for you like mine.” Maya Angelou On 1 January 2016 my husband’s parents John and Norma Pesavento will celebrate 61 years of marriage. And for all of those 61 years they have not only lived together but also worked together. Inspired by Jo Bouris from ‘Love is not a Fairy-tale’ I asked them for a fe....

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