SEC Family Newsletter

SEC Family is a monthly newsletter full of thought provoking articles, top tips and advice, and personal perspectives on all aspects of family life. To receive future issues of SEC Family direct to your inbox, please send an email to

Current Issue & Newsletter Archive

  • Issue 41: The Intentional Family, Pr Les Ackie; "Keep Me Travelling Along With You" SEC Family Camp 2016, Michelle Daley
  • Issue 40: The Culture of Fear and the Call to Courageous Living, Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 39: Marital Conflict - There's A Blessing in the Storm, Pr Les Ackie; Mistakes Parents Make, Rosamund Farrell - Receptionist / Counsellor at Cornerstone Counselling Services
  • Issue 38: Forgiveness - The Permission to Heal, Pr Les Ackie; The Season of Singleness, Francesca Jackson
  • Issue 37: The Hand of God - The Goal of Life, Pr Les Ackie; SEC "Blended Hearts" Marriage Retreat,Anthea Barclay
  • Issue 36: The Transgender Dilemma, Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 35Where Are The Men? - A Perspective on Christian Masculinity, Pr Les Ackie 
  • Issue 34: Evangelism, Everyone, Everywhere - Connecting Lives for Eternal Living, Pr Les Ackie  Life After an Empty Nest, Willie & Elaine Oliver
  • Issue 33Five Reasons to Teach Your Children to Pray ! Pr Cyril Sweeney                                  The Gift of Presence ! Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 32: Children of Divorce -Helping Them Help Themselves ! Pr Jacques Venter
    SEC Couples ‘Keep Love Alive’ ! S J Pascall
  • Issue 31: Have You Counted the Cost? by Dr Richard De Lisser; Little Foxes by Pastor Jerry Smith; Lone Parent Camp Report by Samantha Lipyeat
  • Issue 30:The Silent Cry: The Pain of Infertility by Pr Les Ackie;General Conference Official Statement on Assisted Human Reproduction-Consideration;
  • Issue 29: Where is the Love? - A Plea for Compassion; Complicated Grief by Pr Barrington Brennen
  • Issue 28: When Does Discipline Become Abuse? by Pr Les Ackie; General Conference Official Statement on Abuse and Family Violence
  • Issue 27: Pastors Have Families Too by Pr Les Ackie; The Bible,Psychology and Christian Counselling by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 26: The Gift of Affirmation by Pr Willie Oliver;  Families That Play Together, Stay Together by Pr Les Ackie; Cohabitation: What’s the Problem? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 25: When a Spouse is Spiritually Single by Pr Les Ackie;  Single, Saved and Satisfied by Pr Buford Griffith Jr
  • Issue 24: The Family: An Evangelistic Potential by Pr Les Ackie;  Children, the Lord’s Supper & Baptism by Pr Les Ackie; Adventists, Valentine’s Day and the Romantic Imperative by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 23: I Am Not Charlie by Pr Les Ackie;  A Call to Worship by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 22: Loneliness: The Silent Killer? by Pr Les Ackie;  The Observance of Christmas by Ellen G White
  • Issue 21: The Secret War: The Struggle with Pornography by Pr Les Ackie;  Tips and Resources for Overcoming Pornography
  • Issue 20: Retirement: Blessing or Curse? by Pr Barrington Brennen; Trick or Treat? Halloween and Seventh-day Adventists by Gerhard Phand; Don’t Wait for the Birds & the Bees by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 19: Domestic Violence: End It Now! by Pr Les Ackie; Family Violence: A Christian Response by Ron & Karen Flowers
  • Issue 18: What About Us? A Plea for Single Adult Ministry by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 17: Beyond Shame by Pr Les Ackie; Family Ministries: A Must for the Church Today by Pr Willie Oliver
  • Issue 16: The Crucial Role of Fathers by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 15: The Love Disconnect by Pr Les Ackie; Could You Be A Foster Carer?
  • Issue 14: No Sex Please, We’re Adventists by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 13: Seventh-Gay Adventists? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 12: Divorce is Not the Answer by Pr Les Ackie; Growing Happy Children by Karen Holford
  • Issue 11: Single Seventh-day Adventists Online - For Real! by Anthony Nxumalo; Is Self-Esteem a Legitimate Concept? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 10: Faith Begins at Home by Pr Les Ackie; The Bible, Psychology and Christian Counselling by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 09: The Enemy Within: The Dangers of Spiritual Abuse by Pr Les Ackie; TV or Not TV? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 08: Who Comes to Your Church? by Pr Barrington Brennen; Look Before You Leap: The Crucial Role of Pre-Marital Counselling by Pr Les Ackie; Where is He? The Dilemma of Christmas by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 07: Couple Prayer: The Great Untapped Resource by Pr Les Ackie; Trick or Treat? Halloween and Seventh-day Adventists by Gerhard Phand; Leaving Children Home Alone
  • Issue 06: Addicts in the Church? by Pr Les Ackie; Pause for Thought
  • Issue 05: Guardians of a Stolen Portrait by Isha Prince; Same-Sex Marriage & Religious Liberty by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 04: Singles Ministry: Necessity or Non-Starter? by Annell Smith; Should Parents Physically Discipline Their Children? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 03: Revival? What About the Family? by Pr Barrington Brennen; Why Do We Need Family Ministry? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 02: Opposing Same-Sex Marriage: Why It Matters by Pr Les Ackie; How to Judge a Safe or Unsafe Relationship; Why Kids in Discipleship? by Pr Les Ackie
  • Issue 01: A Word of Welcome by Pr Les Ackie, Equal Civil Marriage: A Consultation; Ten Commandments of Constructive Confrontation; The Heart of Parenting


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