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A Bittersweet Bucket List

A Bittersweet Bucket List

Usually when people say that a goal is on their “bucket list” it means that sometime in the as-yet-unplanned, perhaps even distant, future, they’ll hopefully get around to doing something they always wanted to do before they die: memory-making, picture-taking adventures like hang-gliding, traveling to an exotic land, or even writing one’s first novel. But […]


Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

A Lesson In Love From Our Dying Son

In the fall of 2011, my husband Patrick and I had been married eight years and our family was rapidly growing. Our oldest child had just turned six and we were expecting our fifth child in December. John Paul was born on December 6, 2011. We knew immediately that something was very wrong.


The Seedbed of My Vocation: One Sister’s Story

The Seedbed of My Vocation: One Sister’s Story

Parents and families play a crucial role in fostering vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. One religious sister reflects on specific ways that her family formed her to hear and heed God’s call.


How To Take Young Children to Mass

How To Take Young Children to Mass

Can parents with small children really bring them to Sunday Mass with good results? Yes, say Josh and Stacey Noem, parents of three. They offer some practical advice for parents who want the experience to be positive for them, their children, and their fellow worshippers.


Marijuana: What Every Parent Should Know

Marijuana: What Every Parent Should Know

Marijuana use is widespread, especially among teens. A 2008 survey from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan found that by the 12th grade, 43 percent of the students had tried marijuana.


Connections: Living Natural Family Planning

Connections: Living Natural Family Planning

For a newly engaged couple, learning Natural Family Planning (NFP) is informative, interesting, at times a little embarrassing, but always enlightening. Living NFP, on the other hand, is a different story.


When You’re Married to the Caregiver

When You’re Married to the Caregiver

If you’re the husband or wife of an adult child who is taking care of an aging parent, it can seem that no matter what you say or do, it’s the wrong thing. Here are a few suggestions to consider that may make this time easier.


Interfering In-Laws

Interfering In-Laws

Even in the most blissful of marriages, the interference of in-laws can bring tension and arguments. Here are some strategies for addressing these issues.


Marriage and a Special Needs Child

Marriage and a Special Needs Child

It used to be hard to find time for each other what with work and the boys, but when our Jimmy was diagnosed with profound autism, it was like a bomb went off. Tom just withdrew into work and all my time was taken up taking Jimmy from one doctor to another and trying to keep my other kids’ lives as normal as possible. All of a sudden, the little bit of time Tom and I had was totally gone.


When Teens Know One Parent Will Say Yes

When Teens Know One Parent Will Say Yes

We have been happily married for fifteen years and believe we have handled most of our parenting well, but now our fourteen year old daughter’s drive for independence often causes us to argue. When she wants to go to a party or to the mall with her friends, my husband and I react differently, in ways that surprise both of us.


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