Posts Tagged ‘faith’
Fear is no fun – and can be paralyzing. Tim recounts a recent evening when his wife lovingly helped calm his fears in the middle of the night.
November is traditionally a time we pray for our family members and friends who have passed away, and it is also National Adoption Month. This touching first-person story touches on both of these topics, showing how God can bring beauty out of suffering.
What does it mean to live one’s faith today? Tim uses the story of a sledding adventure to illustrate the adventure of wholeheartedly trusting in God.
In his latest reflection on the family, the pope talked about the crucial role the family has in sharing the faith, both with its own members and others who are in need of the Gospel message.
The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again
The Catholic Guide to Depression examines the relationship between depression and the spiritual life and offers practical and faith-filled advice for how to cope with and overcome depression.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn and prayerful time during the Church’s liturgical year. It’s an opportunity for couples to strengthen their own bond by reflecting on Jesus’s journey to Calvary. Here are five suggestions.
The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.
Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.
In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.
How many times have you heard the suggestion to pray together as a couple? But how do you actually going about doing something that can seem strange and awkward, at least at first? Here are some practical tips.
Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.
Tim reflects on how children remind us that life doesn’t have to be routine and how we can find childlike joy in our everyday lives.
Dennis reflects on fond family memories of Advent, especially the peaceful glow of the Advent candles as the family gathered around the table for dinner and prayers.
On the Malawi bishops’ Ad Limina Visit, Pope Francis spoke with them about the importance of their commitment to family life. “There is no aspect of family life…which is excluded from the healing and strengthening touch of God’s love,” he said.
Megan and Juan, a Catholic Chilean-American couple, reflect on the challenges and blessings that come as part of a multicultural relationship.
Grandchildren are such a blessing! Dennis recounts a special experience he had recently that reminded him of how wonderful it is to be a grandpa.
God’s plan…or our plan? Donna writes about the challenges of saying with Mary, “Thy will be done.”
Sarah, a former For Your Marriage blogger, and Daniel have a young son named Charlie. We asked Sarah how she and Daniel pay attention to their marriage while coping with the demands of a baby. Sarah shares some down-to-earth advice.
“But who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) Jesus’ question to Peter is also directed at us. Faith in Jesus, the Son of the living God, is at the heart of discipleship. Pray together for that faith today.
On Sunday, June 8, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, when Jesus’ disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read more about Pentecost and why it’s considered the Church’s birthday.
When John Paul II was elevated to the papacy, he unveiled a series of reflections on which he had worked for some time. These talks became known as “The Theology of the Body” and have had a growing impact on Christian thinking about what it means to be embodied as male or female.
For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?
Why is the celebration of the Easter Vigil even more important than Easter Sunday?
Is lifelong married love possible? Proponents of “conscious uncoupling” say no, but Pope Francis says a resounding “yes!”
In his memoir about his wife’s death to cancer at the age of 32, Chris Faddis provides an intimate glimpse of loss, faith, despair and hope.