We are continuing to develop the section on our site dedicated to understanding children and family life. Some time ago Merle was asked to pass on the most important things she has come to appreciate as a mother of six children and midwife by profession. Working with other mums in the church she is developing this section to share some of those thoughts to help others as they start, or continue to enjoy, their own family.
Starting with expectant parents, family issues bring joy but also challenges and we hope you will find these articles and book recommendations helpful. It will be worth visiting this section regularly as we intend to add a variety of articles on different topics over the coming months. We have also written an Understanding Children course - see below for details - and Jen, a school teacher, is writing a series of articles under the heading 'Lessons from the classroom' which add an additional perspective on children's behaviour. Her first article is entitled 'The art of failure'.
Please feel free to add your comments and experiences to our contact page.