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April 28, 2017

Learning to Drive

With her oldest son learning to drive, Stacey finds herself reflecting on time and parenthood, which is full of paradoxes. In her concern, she finds comfort in the Providence of God who cares for both parents and children.

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February 28, 2017

Counting Umbrellas and Ballerinas: Helping Children Contemplate Beauty

A scavenger hunt during a recent trip to the Art Institute provides Josh with the perfect opportunity to teach his three children about beauty and contemplation.

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February 9, 2017

Core Sin Reprised

No matter how long you’ve been married, differences in how you and your spouse handle things can still arise. Stacey reflects on the subtle ways our families of origin affect the way we relate to others and the importance of identifying them to grow happier and holier.

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January 10, 2017

Teaching Transcendence

The encounter with the transcendent is a crucial part of human life. Josh reflects on the experiences of nature that have inspired contemplation of God and the current practices in his family that foster wonder and awe.

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November 30, 2016

An Open Letter to Newlyweds Regarding Children

Although our culture may focus on the hardships of parenting, Josh reflects on the goodness of parenting, a task that is meant to sanctify children – and will sanctify the parents along the way.

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October 27, 2016

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.

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September 22, 2016

On the Outs

Siblings fighting with each other is a common occurrence in families. Josh talks about one way he’s had success in helping siblings to learn kindness in the “school of love” that is the family.

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Josh and Stacey have been married for almost 20 years. They have three children in middle school and high school. The Noems live in Indiana, where Stacey teaches in the Master of Divinity program at Notre Dame and Josh is a freelance writer.


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