Family

Family

3 encouragements to bear in mind for a grace-filled CNY

My favourite scene in the recently concluded first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians was a heart-wrenching conversation between Sally Jackson and Poseidon. “I want him to know who he is...

Family

2024 Lohei Guide – so you don’t drag on at the dinner table

It’s that time of the year again. Slap the ingredients together and get your family over (and not the other way round!) because this hei isn’t gonna lo itself. Let’s get some gospel...

Family

Remembering Dad: Olivia and Ashley Chean’s eulogies

OLIVIA CHEAN If there’s anything that I’ve learned over the past five days, it’s how much I don’t know about my dad. He wore many hats. He was the National Director of Youth With A Mission...

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...