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Life is often chaotic, leaving little time to invest in relationships. Find out how engaged couple Tommy and Katie (who are getting married on Saturday!) remain grounded in their love for one another.
Louise Kirk provides a how-to guide for parents in explaining the topic of sexuality to their children at various ages. Kirk does this through a series of dialogues between a parent and a child. This insightful book abides by Catholic teachings on sexuality within the bounds of marriage. Are you unsure of how to bring up this sensitive topic appropriately with your children? Check out this book!
Kathleen’s husband Troy travels for about 60% of his job. Here are six tried-and-true tips of how they keep their marriage strong even when they’re apart for much of the time.
Mary Jo reflects on Pope Francis’s advice to parents to make memories with their families in her own family’s experience on vacation in Toronto.
Seeing life not as a collection of single ‘big’ moments, soon-to-be-married Tommy reflects on how Katie and he have grown together and in knowledge of each other.
Dawn Eden’s The Thrill of the Chaste sheds light on the struggles of chastity and provides insight into the daily process of conversion of heart in a narrative manner which is sure to be engaging.
Showing hospitality to new arrivals in town is a great way families can live out the work of mercy to “welcome the stranger.” Stacey writes about how their family is doing that right now.
Jane Gordon Julien delves into the unspoken effects of divorce on adult children and the lasting impact on their lives.
In sacrificing for one another in marriage, writes Kathleen, we become holy.
Dennis reflects on the innocence and purity of a child’s prayer. His experiences as a grandfather have encouraged him to renew a childlike trust in God. He challenges us to do the same.
It’s here! Pope Francis’s prayerful reflections on marriage and the family will give married couples and families much solid guidance in their vocation of love.
What are the chances of meeting your future spouse if they live 1,226 miles away? Katie shares her experience and God’s hand in meeting Tommy. Read about their journey to each other through trust in Christ.
Providing both interreligious and intercultural insights, Not Just Good but Beautiful offers a compilation of reflections on the complementarity of man and woman.
On April 8, 2016, the Vatican plans to issue Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), the Holy Father’s reflection on marriage and family life.
How does your family handle the Easter bunny and other cultural, non-religious traditions? Josh provides some insight from their family.
Joy Smith looks at some problems that plague young men from working class families, specifically those in Chattanooga, TN and how employment, education, family life, and marriage are intertwined.
Kathleen reflects on her experience with her husband Troy of learning how to dance – in marriage. Requiring hard work and acute awareness of the other, Kathleen delights in the rhythm of marital life.
Pope Francis looks to Saint Patrick as an example for young people and newlyweds to remain firm in their faith and boldly proclaim the Gospel.
Helping her grown daughter and son-in-law move into their first purchased home, Mary Jo reflects on the many cherished memories “home” brings up for her.
Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.
A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.
God provides when you least expect it. Stacey reflects on God’s care for her family before she and Joshua knew what to expect.
Mitch Pearlstein, PhD recently published a report through the Center of the American Experiment which sought to answer the question of whether or not America’s religious traditions can in fact strengthen marriage. And Minnesota leaders said yes.
In Tech Insider, Kelly Dickerson takes a look at the concept of monogamy (fidelity) within marriage and whether or not that concept retains its relevance in current society.
On February 15, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis addressed a stadium of families regarding the beauty of family life.