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March 24, 2014

Parenting the “Now More Than Ever” Teen

Josh and Stacey’s son Oscar is now a teenager and is stretching their parenting skills to a new, untested level. This stage is challenging, but is helping them all grow.

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February 24, 2014

Salience

Looking back over the years, Stacey realizes that she can handle almost instinctively situations that earlier would have caused much distress. Growth in marriage and parenting is possible!

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January 30, 2014

Journeys of Love

Our Christmas journeys (and hosting) this year taught us the importance of being present with others – a lesson the three wise men knew well.

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December 30, 2013

Christmas Presence & Traditions

A Christmas two-for-one special: two posts about Christmastime by Stacey and Josh. Stacey writes about the importance of “presence” – not just presents – at Christmas, while Josh writes about the importance of traditions for families and faith life.

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December 11, 2013

Fighting Bitterness with Family Fun

Josh and Stacey’s oldest son is 13, and sometimes feels like the world – and his parents – are against him. Josh writes that intentionally spending time together, especially playful time, goes a long way in fighting bitterness and building unity.

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December 2, 2013

Giving Thanks and Consumerism

Have you noticed that we often try to express our gratitude to someone by giving them a gift, i.e. something that costs money? Stacey reflects here on an experience that taught her that there’s no greater gift one can give than the gift of self. Free, but far from cheap.

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November 20, 2013

Talking to Our Kids About the Typhoon

How do you talk to your children about tragedy and suffering? Josh offers some practical advice here about how he and his wife help their children respond with hope and charity to other people’s suffering.

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Happily Even After

Josh and Stacey have been married for 16 years. They have three children–one of whom is newly a teenager. 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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