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Face your fears

Guys don’t easily like to admit that they feel afraid because of embarrassing and painful things that have happened in the past. But when we confront our fears and talk about them, life gets a whole lot better … and so do we.

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Freedom in a teacup

If we will only make the time, healing can come through the simplicity of a face-to-face conversation over a cuppa or a shared meal.

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Chaps at church

The Sunday church experience floats some people’s boats, but not everyone’s. And certainly not all of the time. With this in mind, War Cry asked two males to share contrasting perspectives …

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The downside of staunch

When I left school, I entered the ‘hard man’ culture of the forestry and freezing works industry. All my life I wondered: What does it mean to be a man? But God took my heart of stone and gave me back a heart of flesh. He taught me how to be a real man.

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Getting emotional

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.

Alastair Kendrew and his sons

Building a lasting bond

Alastair Kendrew is passionate about being a dad. He shares some experiences of building a lasting bond with his boys.

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Am Like My Father?

You know the Mitre 10 advert talking about the DIY guy versus the guy who pays someone to do it for him? I’m the guy that pays—or rather, I’m the guy that tries to do it himself, makes a massive mess and then asks his mates to help.

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One for the blokes

For this year’s Father’s Day, we wanted to give our readers an unashamedly male edition of War Cry. And with this in mind, we’ve secured the writing services of more than our usual number of male writers.

Simon Barnett

Sensitive new age bloke

Simon Barnett is every bit the carey-sharey guy that listeners love to laugh with on his popular nationwide radio show.

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Film review - Guardians of the Galaxy

The wittiest and most entertaining instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The F Word

We’re talking about that naughty word ‘feminism,’ of course. Now, I’m not a feminist, but …

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Death, Dylan and a cat named Oscar

Jeremy Suisted asks what Oscar the cat can teach us about dealing with death, and living with life.

Russell Crowe in Gladiator

Are you not entertained?

In the movie Gladiator, Russell Crowe plays Maximus Meridius who is sold into slavery as a gladiator.

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Surviving hard times

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.

Ev Evans of New Plymouth

Something to do

Ev Evans of New Plymouth has been volunteering at the Family Store for 40 years.

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Saving on meals

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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Planting seeds of hope in Papua New Guinea

A phone call from the Army’s International Headquarters in London started our journey to the ‘Land of the Unexpected’. As we listened to the Chief of the Staff on the phone, relaying our new appointments, our immediate thoughts were, ‘Why us? What have we got to contribute to a place we know very little about?’

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Gratitude brings people together

There’s a lovely phenomenon of gratitude doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, with people challenged to ‘give thanks daily, for three things for fi ve days’, and to nominate three friends to do the same.

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Southern Showdown 2014

At the annual Southern Showdown event in Dunedin, local personalities don gloves to raise funds for charities throughout the city. This year on 27 September, 18 contenders will step into the ring to support 16 charities including The Salvation Army.

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Film review - The Dark Horse

The inspiring true story of Genesis Potini, the Gisborne speed-chess prodigy and bipolar sufferer, who taught disenfranchised Maori youth the life-benefits of learning to play chess.