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A friend sent me an interesting story illustration she read this week. A father and his daughter were at a waiting room. The daughter was bored. The father had a magazine.

Inside the magazine was a picture of a world map. Thinking of a quick strategy to entertain his daughter and also provide an educational moment, the father ripped that page out of the magazine and tore it into pieces. He then asked the daughter to put the pieces back together thinking that would take her at least an hour. Within a few moments, the little girl had put the “puzzle” together. Shocked and in awe, he exclaimed, “How on earth did you do that so fast?” She smirked and responded, “It is simple. When you ripped out the page, I noticed a picture of a family on the other side. It was easy to put them back together and when I put the family back together, it meant I put the “world” back together. How profound I thought.

So many social ills that plague our nation stem from broken and unhealthy families. My husband and I are very passionate about the idea and hope that if we can play a small part in encouraging stronger healthier families, we can play a small part in “putting the world back together”. Last year, we put this dream into action when we produced Season one of our TV show, Talking with the Thabas. To produce Season One, each week we had a live studio audience. What a fun time we had interacting with hundreds of people through unscripted questions about various topics about marriage.

We have been humbled and excited to hear thousands of testimonies of marriages strengthened and families restored from some of the encouragement we offered in Season One. Consequently, we decided to produce a Season Two. These shows are self-sponsored as a small way of playing a part in helping our nation’s families. We would like to ask you to be a part of this nationwide endeavor by partnering with us by joining our live studio audience. As I stated earlier, the show is self-sponsored so we are not expecting anyone to pay any money.

It is free to join. We follow Covid protocols to ensure no one is put at risk. If you are a part of the audience, you will be able to ask us questions on the topics discussed and get free encouragement and advice. We always have a lot of fun and our audience members always leave encouraged. And, when the show is aired on BTV, you will have the joy of seeing yourself on TV, which is always kinda cool!! Since Season One we discussed marriage, we thought for Season two, we would discuss parenting and holistic healthy family tips.

In Season two, the topics we will cover are: Gardening, Healthy Eating, Healthy Communication in families, Family Budgeting, Fighting gender based violence in children, Fighting entitlement in our children, the impact of a good marriage on children, parenting infants, parenting younger children, parenting older children in the tweens and teens, Raising godly kids, Fatherhood, and Single Parenting. Would you want to be a part of our live audience. We are filming every weekend in October and need 35 people for each episode. Space is limited to first come first serve. You are so welcome to come and we would truly appreciate your support and would love to meet you on the set of Season Two.

If you are over 21 years of age and want something fun to do one weekend in October and want to be encouraged in the areas of parenting, please call or whatsapp our office at 72427574 or contact us on our Facebook page, Talking with the Thabas. As a nation, we each need to be a part of doing our part, however small, in helping one another out. The Bible talks about the fact that people perish because of lack of knowledge. Many times families are hurting because no one has even modeled for them what a healthy family can look like.

Many times families are hurting because they are replicating what they observed growing up, however unhealthy that might have been. Other times, people are suffering because they are overwhelmed and need an encouraging word or an act of kindness to lift their burdens. Let’s remember the analogy of the little girl in the waiting room. If we can put the family back together, we can put the world back together.

Hope to see you soon in the studio! Ashley Thaba is a popular motivational speaker, family building facilitator, author and Producer of the hit TV show, Talking with the Thabas, which has strengthened thousands of marriages and helped countless families become stronger. Learn more about her work at or view her work on her YouTube channel: Ashley Thaba. You can buy three of her books: Dive In, Making Marriages Fun, and Conquering the Giants on her website. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Facebook: Talking with the Thabas.

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