parenting, available at: ForYourMarriage.org


Posts Tagged ‘parenting’



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.


How to Talk to Your Kids About Star Wars

Parents, take advantage of a cultural phenomenon to discuss some big topics with your kids, like bravery and sacrifice and temptation.


Adoption Story, Part 2: God In the Details

Mary Jo shares what it was like to welcome their three-and-a-half year old son Peter into their family through international adoption.


How To Take Young Children to Mass

How To Take Young Children to Mass

Can parents with small children really bring them to Sunday Mass with good results? Yes, say Josh and Stacey Noem, parents of three. They offer some practical advice for parents who want the experience to be positive for them, their children, and their fellow worshippers.


A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

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.


Dealing with the Empty Nest, with Prayer

Are you an empty-nest parent? Dennis and Mary Jo found themselves at that stage of life recently. Dennis writes that the best gift he can give his children now is praying for them.


Abortion’s “Selma” Moment

Josh discusses how he encouraged his teenage son to be active in advocating for justice. Both publicly protested the actions of Planned Parenthood after the release of undercover videos that Josh calls the “Selma” of the anti-abortion movement.


Marriage and Parenthood: Vocation, Communion, and Mission

In an address at the commencement of the Ecclesial Congress of Rome, Pope Francis spoke about marriage and parenthood as vocation, communion, and mission.


Intentionally Child-Free

Emily Macke critically examines the claims of a recent article touting the “child-free” lifestyle, where men and women deliberately forgo having children for a variety of reasons.


“O, Jesus…”

Stacey recounts her journey with the Morning Offering prayer, and how she and Josh are now sharing this classic prayer with their children.


Throughout www.foryourmarriage.org, links to other websites are provided solely for the user’s convenience.
USCCB assumes no responsibility for these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.

Copyright © 2016, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All rights reserved.
3211 4th Street, N.E., Washington DC 20017-1194, (202) 541-3000 © USCCB.

parenting, available at: ForYourMarriage.org
Permalink: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/an-open-letter-to-newlyweds-regarding-children/