Family

Disabilities

What could drive a father to strangle his sons? A lonely desperation I know all too well

Reading about how Xavier Yap strangled his two autistic twin sons to “relieve” the caregiving burden on his wife, 32-year-old ABIGAIL LEE broke down and wept uncontrollably. As someone...

Family

Struggling to have conversations about the value of family, marriage and children? Me too

I’ve been pondering over the struggles of my generation in articulating the value of marriage and family. For starters, it was recently reported that Singapore’s total fertility rate has hit...

Family

Can I celebrate my mum despite her imperfections?

My relationship with my mum isn’t the best. Growing up, I didn’t feel particularly safe about sharing everything in my life with my mum. She isn’t exactly the kind who would be very expressive...

Family

Learning to share the Gospel with my grandparents

My popo (maternal grandmother) is great.  She’s smart despite never really going to school (she learned to read Mandarin all by herself!), resourceful and thrifty.  She makes the best fried eggs...

Real Life, Real People

#SpillTheTeh: Ex-offenders on life after prison

In the latest episode of #SpillTheTeh, we interviewed 3 ex-offenders to hear them share about their lives before and after prison.  Graceson Ang (38) Tian Boon Keng (35) Johnny Chin (49) How we got...

Family

What will it take to see reconciliation in our families?

On a night (one of the monthly #ThirstYouthNights we’re doing through 2023) that was all about reconciliation in families, I was surprised to find I was struck most by what happened before the...

Family

When your Christian family is always fighting

I once heard this view about how in Christian families: the first generation is the most faithful, and with each passing generation, a natural decline in the family’s faith sets in. As someone who...

Family

What parents want you to know

Last week, the Youth Nights Team sat down with TYN’s upcoming speakers Dr Frankie Tan and his wife Tina, a couple who love and care deeply for Gen Z.  Frankie and Tina are parents of three...

Money Matters

My father’s taxi: My family wasn’t rich, and I was bullied for it

The year was 2000. I was enrolling into primary school, and my father had just obtained his taxi driver’s vocational licence some three years after the Asian Financial Crisis. After multiple failed...