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High Numbers of Unemployed Men in the Shadows

A recent study explores the alarming trend of rising unemployment rates among men of working age and its social, cultural, and moral consequences.

The True Nature of Parental Love

Looking back on a summer pilgrimage to the Holy Land, blogger Stacey reflects on the depth of the love of God the Father for all His children and for each individual person.

October 27, 2016

“The Word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Heb 4:12) Take time today to read and discuss Scripture with your spouse, whether it’s a favorite Bible verse or one of the readings from Mass.

October 26, 2016

To end this month of the Rosary, dedicate time each day to pray one decade of the rosary as a family. Take turns leading it and offering different intentions.

October 25, 2016

Find a new recipe and cook dinner together as a family. Making a meal a good way to relax after a long day and spend quality time with your loved ones.

Till Death Do Us Part

Marriage is a commitment that lasts for a lifetime, “till death do us part.” Through witnessing the grief and faith of a close friend, blogger Kathleen reflects on her own marriage vows and the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage.

October 24, 2016

What is something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Make a bucket list with your spouse and talk about how you can fulfill those “someday” dreams.

October 23, 2016

In the Gospel today, we hear about the prayers of the proud Pharisee and the humble tax collector. In what ways can your prayer be more authentic and humble?

October 22, 2016

“The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.” St. John Paul II, pray for all marriages and families!

A Happy Spouse May Make You Healthier

A recent study focused on the effect the happiness of a spouse has on a person’s health. Results found that a happy spouse positively affects the physical well-being on their significant other, resulting in a happier life together and better marriage.

October 21, 2016

Make a Holy Hour (or half hour) together as a family to end the week.

October 20, 2016

In honor of Respect Life month, take part as a family in local pro-life activities: pray outside an abortion clinic, collect donations for a women’s care center, or attend a special Respect Life Mass.

October 19, 2016

Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues are the first North American martyrs, known for their zeal for spreading the Gospel. Ask for their intercession as you spread the Gospel today both at home and in the workplace.

How Does Parental Technology Use Affect Both Parents and Children?

In a world where multitasking is sometimes seen as a necessity, parents are facing a challenge in balancing work life with home life. A recent study explored how frequent parental technology use in the home can negatively affect both parents and children.

Buried Treasure

Blogger Dennis Weiss takes advantage of an annual family vacation to reflect on the beauty of creation and family life. An uncovered family time capsule brings unexpected joy as he and his family share memories and the true treasure of life, the gift of love.

October 18, 2016

Communication in your family is key. Don’t let wounds fester. Instead, calmly address hurts and ask for the grace to forgive.

October 17, 2016

Do you know your spouse’s love language? Take an online test (or read the book if you have it) and have a conversation about how you both give and receive love best.

October 16, 2016

In today’s first reading, Aaron and Hur supported Moses when he grew tired. Together, they were able to win the battle. In what ways can you support your family today?

October 15, 2016

Have you received the Sacrament of Penance lately? Go to Confession and follow it with breakfast together.

October 14, 2016

Do something small to surprise your spouse today – prepare lunch for them to take to work, greet them at home with flowers or a treat, or leave a sweet note somewhere for them to find.

October 13, 2016

End the day by saying a prayer together right before bed. Make sure to kiss your spouse and children good night.

October 12, 2016

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22) How can you live out these fruits in your family today?

October 11, 2016

Take up a new hobby or skill together! Learning at any age can be fun and beneficial.

October 10, 2016

Have you told your spouse and children you love them yet today? Make the conscious effort to do so.

October 9

“In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:18) Reflect on the blessings in your life and have a conversation about gratitude with your spouse.

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