Family focus

Family Focus – Foster Care Sunday

The Lake News December 4, 2023 2 min read

Each year, on the last Sunday of November, our Church celebrates “Foster Care Sunday,” when we celebrate those who open their homes and lives to children in Foster Care. Two things strike me each year on Foster Care Sunday. The first thing that stands out is the way foster carers don’t see anything particularly amazing…

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Family Focus – Handling Financial Stress

The Lake News July 2, 2023 2 min read

By MARK MACKAY As we come to the end of another financial years, it’s worth considering what role financial stress plays in our homes. And that stress doesn’t just arise out of debt stress. We can disagree over how money should be managed; what should be spent and when; should we have a family budget…

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Why you should discuss social media with your children

The Lake News May 7, 2023 2 min read

The impact of the over-sexualisation of young people is far-reaching. 

As many people are discovering in their own families, when young people become obsessed with body image, this can lead to health problems, mental illness, disastrous relationships, and worse.

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Easter

Family Focus – Easter Edition

Jamie Furness April 5, 2023 2 min read

This year, Easter is celebrated at the beginning of April. While Christmas is probably the biggest, most-widely celebrated Christian festival, Easter is arguably the most significant. At Easter, we celebrate the greatest act of sacrificial love in history: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In a society that is becoming increasingly atomised and narcissistic,…

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Family Focus with Mark Mackay – September

Megan Woolley October 5, 2022 2 min read

By Mark Mackay  After a long Winter, Spring has finally sprung! This Winter seemed to be a difficult one for many – the cold weather seemed particularly cold and lasted longer than normal.  Added to that was the ongoing COVID peak, a tough flu season and (of all things!) the threat of monkey flu!  So,…

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