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Majority of U.S. Mothers Work Outside the Home, Love Parenting

The Pew Research Center recently released six facts about mothers in the United States. The stats show that the majority of women are having fewer children and working outside the home more than in years past, but also find parenting rewarding and joyful.


Do Married Parents Have Better Relationship Quality than Unmarried Parents?

A recent study from Social Science Research compared the relationship quality between new married and unmarried parents. The research suggests that married parents have a more stable relationship and higher relationship quality than unmarried parents.


Learning to Drive

With her oldest son learning to drive, Stacey finds herself reflecting on time and parenthood, which is full of paradoxes. In her concern, she finds comfort in the Providence of God who cares for both parents and children.


The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad

The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad

The Beatitudes have special importance in the Christian life. In his new book for fathers based on the Beatitudes, Dr. Popcak provides eight ways for men to become “fathers after the Father’s own heart.”


On the Lighter Side

Laughter is great medicine! In marriage and family life, it brings levity that gets us through tough times.


Counting Umbrellas and Ballerinas: Helping Children Contemplate Beauty

A scavenger hunt during a recent trip to the Art Institute provides Josh with the perfect opportunity to teach his three children about beauty and contemplation.


Core Sin Reprised

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.


Pope Baptizes Twenty-Eight Babies on Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Holy Father baptized twenty-eight babies in the Sistine Chapel. In his homily, he spoke of the faith that baptism bestows and the responsibility of parents to live as witnesses of that faith.


Teaching Transcendence

The encounter with the transcendent is a crucial part of human life. Josh reflects on the experiences of nature that have inspired contemplation of God and the current practices in his family that foster wonder and awe.


An Open Letter to Newlyweds Regarding 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.


Mothers as Models of Faith in the Family Today

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.


Does Divorce Affect Parents Differently than Couples Without 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.


Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World

Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World

A serious challenge parents today face is educating their children about the dangers of pornography. Internet safety expert Ryan Foley provides five useful guidelines for parents seeking to raise chaste children.


How Does Parental Technology Use Affect Both Parents and Children?

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.


Adoption: Room for One More?

The decision to adopt requires sacrifice and discernment. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe combines practical advice with personal experience to help those families considering adoption.


On the Outs

Siblings fighting with each other is a common occurrence in families. Josh talks about one way he’s had success in helping siblings to learn kindness in the “school of love” that is the family.


The Importance of Silence

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.


Death of a Child

Death of a Child

Of all the pains that life can hand us, arguably the most searing is the death of a child. A parent’s world irrevocably and horrifically changes forever, no matter what the circumstances or the age of the child. In what seems to be a manner contrary to the natural order, parents not only have a […]


Tasting Death

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.


Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.


Kids Eat Free!

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.


“Amoris Laetitia”: The Joy of Love

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.


Benevolent Fictional Patrons of Important Christian Holidays

How does your family handle the Easter bunny and other cultural, non-religious traditions? Josh provides some insight from their family.


“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Four: Mercy and Tenderness

“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Four: Mercy and Tenderness

Quote for reflection: “Merciful love also means the cordial tenderness and sensitivity so eloquently spoken of in the parable of the prodigal son, and also in the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Consequently, merciful love is supremely indispensable between those who are closest to one another: between husbands and wives, between […]


Address to Employees of the Holy See and Vatican City

Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.


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