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Life Matters

A selection of thoughtful articles that confront common problems and issues that we all experience.

Seeing the invisible God - Part 3

2 Oct | 2015

God is nowhere and everywhere in the Old Testament book of Esther, says Carla Lindsey.

Simon Barnett on dancing with the stars

Vote Simon!

9 Jul | 2015

Simon Barnett has won over audiences on Dancing with the Stars, but we especially love him because he has chosen to support The Salvation Army.

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New Prayer Course for Non-prayers

18 Jun | 2015

The new, free Prayer Course from Alpha has taken New Zealand by storm, with several Salvation Army corps taking up the challenge.

Don't Make Me Unfriend You

5 May | 2015

Embarrassing our kids or grandies on Facebook is a right of passage—for both parties. But here are some etiquette tips to help you stay ‘friends’ online.

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10 Things to know before going to Church

1 Apr | 2015

You might be thinking about going to church this Easter, but it can be daunting if you’re not used to it. Here’s 10 things you need to know …

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How not to be a heavy drinker

9 Feb | 2015

New Zealand young people have a heavy drinking culture that can easily thrive when people head off to university.

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BBQ Dos and don'ts

8 Jan | 2015

If you want to make your barbeque a little bit spesh, here are tips for holding a great summer party:

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Be a good listener

5 Nov | 2014

Most of us think we’re good listeners—but stats tell us that we remember much more about what we say in a conversation, than what the other person has said.

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Helping Kids with Homework

5 Nov | 2014

Homework can be a battleground, but here are some tips for getting on schedule and even making it (gasp!) fun—for you and them.