Relationships

Helping your children into home ownership

It is sometimes suggested that home ownership is now only a dream for many people, but there are still significant numbers of people in New Zealand becoming homeowners for the first time. Reserve Bank data shows that first home buyers are accounting for an increasing share of new residential mortgage lending, with 26,500 first home

How To Live A Fulfilled Life

We all want to live a fulfilling life, and seek to achieve it in different ways. Many try to make lots of money, others want to be famous, some want to have political power, some just want to be left alone and have a quiet place to do their own thing. But all of these

Six Steps to Prepare for the Days Ahead

The global financial crisis uncovered an even deeper problem that we all face. A crisis of the heart. Anyone can see that our society is quickly shifting away from any semblance of a biblical worldview. Instead of seeking God for direction and help, it seems that all our efforts are directed toward the temporal goal

Financially Helping Your Adult Children

It is never too late for parents to begin teaching their children about finances, particularly God’s principles of handling money. If parents find that their grown children are having financial difficulties, this may be a good opportunity to help them get good counsel. Parent’s financial help should be contingent on the children establishing a workable

Problem Gambling

The number of people affected by problem gambling has stabilised according to the latest New Zealand national health survey results (2012). However, the survey showed that 1 in 40 people are negatively affected by other people’s gambling. The survey also showed that over 50% of New Zealand’s population aged 15 years and over had participated