The useless people in our lives
Bernard Toutounji | 19 Sep 2012
Admittedly it can be difficult to embrace those who will make our life harder, but the mark of any of us is how we embrace the weak and those whom no one else will love.
From my wedding to our wedding
Bernard Toutounji | 26 Aug 2012
However as I have learnt recently a wedding is the celebration of two people and for that reason I think I see why it can be an excellent part of the preparation process, because it requires discussion and compromise.
Violence against women, Australia says...
Bernard Toutounji | 14 Jul 2012
It may seem on face value that Australia is serious about stamping out abuse but I wonder just how serious we really are. While all these sorts of campaigns are of some value they fall into the interesting category of a secular government trying to teach morality.
Why eat at the dinner table?
Bernard Toutounji | 11 Jul 2012
What accounts for this decline in families eating together today though? The data seems to point to two main issues: Overworked parents and overscheduled children. When mum and dad get home in the evening they are soon in the car again to whisk the children off to sport, music, tutoring, church activities and a host of other events.
Learning to swim through an engagement
Bernard Toutounji | 28 Jun 2012
Before proposing we were just a couple of teenagers hanging out and in an instant we had become adults! I have realised that being engaged does not fill you with some upgraded type of love, the love you have continues, but with a new, more serious goal in sight.
The norm of cohabitation
Bernard Toutounji | 22 May 2012
While cohabitation is billed as an important way to get to know the other person and ensure a more secure future marriage there is really no evidence to back that up.
Are electronic games making us stupid?
Bernard Toutounji | 17 May 2012
However, my assertion is that far more is to be gained by never playing electronic games than mastering such games and then looking for the supposed benefits.
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