Posts Tagged ‘family’
From On the Family: [Families need] a continuous, permanent conversion.
What would the world’s comedians do without jokes about in-laws? Cultural images of meddling mothers-in-law, good-for-nothing sons-in-law and intrusive siblings-in-law are so pervasive that they may cloud awareness that our in-laws are important to us–and we to them.
One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.
If you’re a member of the “sandwich generation,” it’s hard to shake the feeling that if you focus on one generation you’re losing sight of the needs of the other. It can help to remember that taking care of your parent is good for your children, too. How so?
Even in the most blissful of marriages, the interference of in-laws can bring tension and arguments. Here are some strategies for addressing these issues.
Marriage does matter. After all, we’re all in this together. As members of society, we count on each other every day to keep our commitments. We feel more secure when we can depend on others. Although marriage has changed a great deal (see A Snapshot of Marriage in the U.S.), the benefits of marriage endure. […]
For most couples, parenting is the most distinctive feature of this stage. It may be compared to the middle years of childhood (ages 5-12), which is sometimes called the latency stage. Although the child continues to grow, this growth tends to be steady and without significant turmoil. Some couples—the “sandwich” generation—find themselves taking care of […]
Raising a child can bring parents to the height of joy and the depths of despair. How can such an innocent, cuddly baby have the power to change our lives and provoke such emotional extremes? Because you love. You love your children and want the best for them. Their accomplishments bring you pride. Their hurts […]
Marriage and family: Lessons of the recession; Study finds children are hard work – and make married couples happy; Why hasn’t cohabitation lowered the risk of divorce?; Supporting the vocation of marriage; A glance back at Christmas.
Index of leading marriage indicators released; Marriages in America: Number declines, age rises; Pope Benedict: Address uncertainty regarding foundation of family in marriage; Catholic communicator discusses marriage, divorce and annulments; Should engaged couples talk together about how rich they hope to become?; Synod for Africa: Concluding words on marriage and family.
World meeting of families held in Mexico City; Marriage initiative in the Tucson Diocese: Listening sessions; The Marriage Checkup: Catching problems early; Marital happiness after a spouse develops a physical disability; Pope Benedict XVI on the new communications media at home.
What new Vatican bioethics instruction says to married couples; Bishops reflect on same-sex marriage vote and dignity of homosexual persons; Pope Benedict XVI’s post-Christmas reflection on marriage and family; Couples, families and individuals: The Christmas of the economic crisis; Marriage at its best.