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Life Matters

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

11 Sep | 2014

Che Cormack of The Salvation Army in Napier spent time in prison for drug dealing, where he learnt that his drug abuse was driven by his inability to process difficult emotions. Che shares ideas about building a healthy emotional life.

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Surviving hard times

25 Aug | 2014

Steve Cray came to The Salvation Army when hard times hit and he struggled to provide for his family of four. He shares tips on saving money and saving stress.

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Saving on meals

22 Aug | 2014

A supermarket chain recently advertised $15 meals for four—and we reckon we can do better than that. Steve Cray has lived on a tight budget, and came up with these handy, nourishing and cheap-as meals.

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Be A Better World Neighbour

13 Aug | 2014

Ahead of the New Zealand General Election on 20 September, we are publishing material from a Christchurch-based group of Christians suggesting a ‘Gospel Manifesto’.

Are we a punitive society?

14 Jul | 2014

Ahead of the New Zealand General Election on 20 September, we are publishing material from a Christchurch-based group of Christians suggesting a ‘Gospel Manifesto’.

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Inequality costs everyone

16 Jun | 2014

Ahead of the New Zealand General Election on 20 September, we are publishing material from a Christchurch-based group of Christians suggesting a ‘Gospel Manifesto’.

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Surviving a bad rugby season

16 Jun | 2014

Is there anything more fist-clenchingly annoying than someone whining: ‘Why are you so upset, it’s just a game?’

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Healthy homes lead to healthy lives

27 May | 2014

Ahead of the New Zealand General Election on 20 September, we are publishing material from a Christchurch-based group of Christians suggesting a ‘Gospel Manifesto’.

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Jesus in my heart?

16 Apr | 2014

What does it actually mean to ‘ask Jesus into your heart’

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