Posts Tagged ‘parenting’
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.”
Laughter is great medicine! In marriage and family life, it brings levity that gets us through tough times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The decision to adopt requires sacrifice and discernment. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe combines practical advice with personal experience to help those families considering adoption.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.
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.
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.
How does your family handle the Easter bunny and other cultural, non-religious traditions? Josh provides some insight from their family.
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 […]
Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.
Parents, take advantage of a cultural phenomenon to discuss some big topics with your kids, like bravery and sacrifice and temptation.
Mary Jo shares what it was like to welcome their three-and-a-half year old son Peter into their family through international adoption.
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.