Monthly archives: July 2015

Give Me The Stats – STAT!

Here are some interesting marriage statistics according to the Australian Bureau or Statistics (ABS) from 2013 – Publish in November 2014 (it takes a while to compile all that data) Did you know……… There were 118,963 marriages registered in Australia in 2013 72.5% of those marriages were are performed by a civil celebrant Photo: Don Benson Photography Which means that only 27.5% of those marriages were performed in a religious ceremony The average age for men to tie the knot was 31.5 and the average age for the ladies was 29.5 76.6% of all couples that married in 2013 lived together prior […]

Blessingway Ceremony

What is a Blessingway Ceremony? I hear you all cry….. Photo: Christine Chrisman A blessingway or mother’s blessing* is a wonderful alternative to a traditional ‘baby shower’ that is held for a woman approaching birth.  A baby shower tends to focus on the baby – presents of the baby and games centred around the baby, whereas the Blessingway is all about the mother to be.  It literally blesses the way for the mother to be ready for childbirth. Traditionally, the mother would invite her closest female family and friends, choosing people who offer her friendship, wisdom and trust to participate in a […]

Communication is the Key……. sorry, what? I wasn’t listening.

Communication Is The Key Be who you are You came to the relationship as whole people, with your own identities and a purpose in life. Share your happiness, look forward to everything you’ll do together, make choices and decisions together, feel better about everything when your partner walks in the room, and miss them when they’ve gone – but honour your individuality. Keep your interests and hobbies, maintain friendships with your friends and continue to bring new life to your relationship. Why I Married You As you know yourself, know your marriage – why do you love each other, what do […]