Posts Tagged ‘family’
From the moment a man and woman say their vows, they become a new family, and being a family includes the possibility of children. Soon-to-be-married Brooke reflects on what it means to be open to life both before and after her wedding.
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.
The call to honor one’s father and mother lasts a lifetime. After a recent trip honor war veterans, Dennis expresses gratitude not only for his father’s sacrifices for his country but also his sacrifices for his family.
The holiday season is a time of nostalgia and traditions. Katie reflects on the traditions that shape who we are and the beauty of creating new traditions with her husband.
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.
Pope Francis addressed members of the John Paul II Institute in Rome, exhorting them to use both their intelligence and compassion to bring the truth of God’s design for marriage to the Church and the world today.
Blogger Dennis Weiss takes advantage of an annual family vacation to reflect on the beauty of creation and family life. An uncovered family time capsule brings unexpected joy as he and his family share memories and the true treasure of life, the gift of love.
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.
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.
In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.
This upcoming week is Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week! Stay tuned for daily posts and graphics.
Newlywed Katie reflects on her first 58 days of marriage to Tommy. Through the graces of the Sacrament, bloggers Katie and Tommy have come to understand and love each other more deeply. Read Katie’s recent blog post for her touching thoughts on marriage.
In a recent address to young people present at World Youth Day, Pope Francis provides three important words for married couples to embrace on a daily basis. He explains that these words are essential for strengthening marriages.
Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades recently published an article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies evaluating the effects of cohabitation on individuals, their relationships, and on society as a whole. The research indicates that cohabitation can negatively affect future marriages in profound ways.
Jenet Erickson recently published an article in Deseret News that evaluates the effects of religious devotion on society as a whole. The research indicates that strong religious participation positively impacts marriages and families.
Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.
In her new blog post, Kathleen reminds readers of Christ’s constant presence in marriages. She compares marital love to her family vineyard, explaining that marriages are the fruit, and Christ the vine. Read more for Kathleen’s reflections on married and divine love.
In a recent reflection on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reminds all to be compassionate towards others, to remain humble, and to witness the inspiring and faithful love of elderly married couples.
Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.
Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.
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.
Jane Gordon Julien delves into the unspoken effects of divorce on adult children and the lasting impact on their lives.
It’s here! Pope Francis’s prayerful reflections on marriage and the family will give married couples and families much solid guidance in their vocation of love.