• Sweetheart Let’s Talk

    One myth perpetuated by the media is the idea that “love is a matter of chemistry with intense passion, an overwhelming sense of romantic love.” This promotes a romanticised view of relationships, focussing more on sexual excitement whist minimising good communication.

  • Teen Talk

    By Pastor Royston Smith Cambridge neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore described the unique challenge that the teenage years present as a “perfect storm”. This is the most turbulent stage of development; an emotional roller-coaster. This period of life more than any other brings with it a time of rapid change. Teens are...

  • Children Must Be Seen and Heard

    By Pastor Royston Smith “Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?” — Psalm 127: 3. Children are precious to God. They are curious, energetic and vulnerable so they must be carefully nurtured. It is important that their ‘Voice’ is heard.  The way we communicate with children helps to shape their development and becomes a...

  • The Power of Words

    By Pastor Royston Smith A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. ...

  • Look and Listen

    Communication is the means of sharing ideas, thoughts and information. Usually, it involves at least one sender, a message, and a recipient. Though in theory a simple concept, communication can often be a rather complex endeavour. There are various challenges, such as language, emotional, cultural and geographical barriers.

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    Lighten the Load

    By Pastor Royston Smith Our world seems to be shrinking. Decades ago, it took months to travel from one part of the world to another. Fast forward to today, we only need a few hours. Living in a global community, travelling is a part of our daily lives. We rely...