Posts Tagged ‘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.
When it comes to raising children in faith, new research has shown that mothers tend to be more influential than fathers on the religious experience of their children.
A new study has taken a different approach on studying the consequences of divorce, comparing in what ways divorce affects couples with children and couples without.
Divorce affects all members of the family in one way or another. While past research has emphasized the effects of divorce on young boys, a recent study brings insight into how marital instability negatively affects young girls.
Grief specialist and author Harold Ivan Smith provides a valuable resource for those helping a grieving child. He gives practical advice for every stage of the process that is sure to aid children and adults alike.
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.
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.
The decision to adopt requires sacrifice and discernment. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe combines practical advice with personal experience to help those families considering adoption.
A recent study found that children of divorced parents are less likely to identify as religious or regularly attend religious services. These results have important implications for Church ministries involved with engaged and married couples.
It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.
A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.
A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.
Blogger Dennis recalls the times when he read stories to and with his children. Read more for Dennis’s touching thoughts on the innocence of a child’s imagination and their openness to a deep relationship with God.
In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.
Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.
Tara Bahrampour evaluates the difference in the number of young adults who lived at home in 1960, compared to the number of young adults who live at home today. Additionally, she analyzes the decreased percentage of young people who are currently getting married. Marriage and leaving the family home are less practiced than they used to be.
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!
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.
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.
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.
At a Mass where Pope Francis baptized 26 children, he encouraged parents to remember that the greatest inheritance they can give their children is faith.
In his weekly audience, Pope Francis spoke of the Child Jesus and how much he teaches all of us about humility and faith. He encouraged parents and grandparents to learn from their own children.
Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.
Mary Jo shares what it was like to welcome their three-and-a-half year old son Peter into their family through international adoption.
Newlywed Megan writes about the “exciting and terrifying” prospect of having children, and how she and her husband Juan express their openness to life and commitment to (God-willing) future children.