Relationship With Parents Repaired
Six years ago, I would have laughed at the notion that my family could ever be a source of encouragement. The cracks in my family were deep and seemingly irreparable. I was practically estranged from my parents and my only brother, Nicholas, who is four years older.
Mountain Climb Strengthened Our Marriage
I had dreamt of climbing Mount Kinabalu since my university days, so I was excited when I received an email from Focus on the Family Malaysia about the Mt Kinabalu climb. Better still, the climb aimed to strengthen marriages and raise funds for charity. But the best thing was that CK agreed to join me in the event.
The Family That Plays Together Stays Together
My wife and I have three children and I like to think we’re a closely-knit family because we do things together – serving at events, going on mission trips or doing projects together. We’ve also made it a point to do fun things together, whether a planned outing, movie/game night at home, or just a spontaneous day out. But not everything has to be fun; even routine stuff, such as the daily school and tuition car trip can be ‘family fun time’. All these help strengthen the family bond.
Going Through Storms And Deep Hurt
My husband and I have been married since 1995 and we have a daughter, 18, and a son, 11, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. For the past 10 years, I have been focused on my business and helping my son at the cost of neglecting my daughter and marriage. I even became abusive and violent towards my daughter.
Character More Important Than Grades
A month into our marriage, I got pregnant! It was unplanned and we had no idea how to be parents. Nevertheless, we were overjoyed and Tristan was born on Easter Sunday in 2006. Raising a baby was challenging indeed and we wished we had a parenting manual to help us.