Category Archive: Susanne’s Top Posts


Dec 08

Welcome to our new series: “Fighting Fair in Love & Marriage!”


couple6This series is based on principles that arise in Counselling and Mentoring couples, learning and practising how to resolve conflicts. We use Biblical and Secular principles to help maintain healthy marriages.

… but how do we even get to this stage in a relationship?  It’s so easy to want to look and be the best for someone we want to attract.  The trouble happens when we step into someone we are NOT and put on a mask for the other person. How do we stay authentic and true to our self when we so want to make a good impression? … because someday, the mask will have to come off and then what do we find?


Oct 28

Book: Why Women Can’t Read Maps & Men Don’t Listen

Barbara and Allan Pease travelled the world for 3 years collecting and collating the dramatic findings of new Conflict listen 9780767907637research on the brain, investigating evolutionary biology, analysing psychologists, studying social changes, and annoying the locals.  Their aim is to investigate the differences between the way men and women think and communicate.

Here is one of the many great comments about their book:

“The result is their controversial new book: Why Men Don’t Listen and Why Women can’t Read Maps.  The book is sometimes shocking, always illuminating, frequently hilarious look at where the battle line is drawn between the sexes, why it was drawn and how to cross it.


Oct 21

6/45 So we finish the series “What your Dad didn’t Tell you”!

We have been discussing the essential differences between males and females in the ‘War of the Sexes’. Wemale female questions began the series with the title ‘What your Dad didn’t tell you about the Opposite sex’.  We’ve spent 44 posts, quite a few book reviews and YouTube videos to make the point that males and females need to understand each other better.

We discussed the 7 main areas of misunderstanding that seem to cause the battle of the sexes between males and females. Here are the following topics we covered in this series:


Sep 05

A Great new Book: The Truth Shall set you Free!


Recently I attended a Book launch for an interested new book: ‘The Truth has set me Free’. The book traced the mation3journey of Marion, who came through many personal disasters. As she faced each event and allowed the Lord to come and heal the woundedness within, Marion found a whole new way of looking at life. In fact, she found a whole new life. Here is some of her story.


Jul 10

Conflict Solutions presents a worksheet on the book ‘Love & Respect’

Recently a great friend shared her notes from Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his Love and Respectwife Sarah’s book Love and Respect.  Here is a practical worksheet to remember what the book explains.


“C-O-U-P-L-E” is code for what she needs!

ClosenessAm I always remembering to mover toward her and accept her need to talk and connect with me to be reassured of my love?

Openness Do I share my thoughts with her, and am I sure I’m not resisting her efforts to draw me out? Understanding – Am I careful not to try to “fix” her every time she talks about one of her concerns or problems? Am I remembering that she is an integrated personality and whatever happens affects all of her, especially her emotions?

May 22

6/34 Conflict Solutions looks at how to Establish Intimacy in Relationships

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Conflict Solutions presents a Guest Post by Daniel Fengler, Counsellor for over 20 Daniel (2)years.  Here is some of his comments about building relationships, especially the one you want to lead into marriage.

“If I wanted to become friends with someone, how would I go about it?

  1. Gather information about the person

If I didn’t know them at all, I would gather some information about them from others.  I would poke around and ask mutual acquaintances some questions.  “Hey, Fred, what do you know about Jackie?  I think she is ******!”


May 17

6/33 What My Dad didn’t teach me about Romance.

Where do our ideas of Romance come from?  Mostly the movies, books and otherrejection_1 media give us a ‘rose coloured glasses’ view of what we think romance will be.  However, much to our dismay, often this view turns out to be just Hollywood.

To add the picture of disappointment over Romance, we are handicapped if our parents either didn’t show it or know what Romance was.  Again, this is another important subject for husbands and wives, for all males and females to get the right view of Romance.

For most males, this is a learned skill, especially if there was little evidence of such activity in their dads.


Apr 18

Australia calls the World to Pay and Fast for 7 days for the USA



The following is a press Release from the National Day of Prayer, Australia:

“We in Australia believe it is our turn to bless the nation of the United States of America and to pray for healing according to 2 Chronicles 7:14.  We in Australia are grateful for the protection that America gave Australia and the nation of the free world during World War II.” Alison Jessup

Australia – The team behind Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting (www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au ) along with other prayer leaders are calling the nations of the world to prayer and fasting for seven days for the USA. (photo via bcn_prayforamerica_250pxCharisma News)


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