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Australian Christians discuss international adoption and faith-filled parenting


The latest issue of InterSections Magazine features an interview with Richard and Sylvia Wells, members of the Lindisfarne congregation in Hobart, Tasmania. (That’s the island just south of the continent of Australia.)
The couple, married for 25 years, talks about their recent adoption of two boys from Taiwan and the challenges of parenting.

The Wells family (Photo via klesis.com.au)

Are there any spiritual values or traditions which have been important to you in raising a family?
We’ve always tried to encourage the children (and ourselves) to keep our eyes on Jesus. People will disappoint but Jesus never does (Hebrews 12:2). There’s no such thing as a perfect parent, excluding God of course. We endeavour to be a good example, repent and make restitution when we muck up. It’s important to encourage the children’s faith by reading the Bible together, singing and praying as a group at home. Also, we ought to teach our children to love our neighbour and be seen doing this ourselves.

Read the latest issue of InterSections in PDF format.
InterSections is a quarterly journal “designed to inform, inspire and unite Christians in Australia seeking to restore New Testament faith and practice.” (Sound familiar? We, at The Christian Chronicle, share this noble goal.)
Also in the issue, find opinion pieces about same-sex marriage and news from Ong Kok Bin about Churches of Christ in Malaysia.

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