Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Meet three New Testament families who lived the Easter miracle.

comment | Posted Jun 24, 2014

Everybody has dreams, goals, and priorities. But the message of Easter is that the greatest goal we can have is to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and be witnesses to the gospel, first right in our homes and then to others—even to the “ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Continue »


Celebrate Easter’s 50 Days

Celebrate Easter’s 50 Days

Suggestions for Celebrating the Easter Season

comment | Posted Apr 23, 2014

Easter is the most important feast of the Christian year—so important that the Church sets aside a seven-week season to rejoice in Christ’s victory over sin and death. How can a family sustain this "Easter spirit" of celebration all the way to Pentecost? Continue »


Miracles Still Happen

Miracles Still Happen

You just have to ask for them.

comment | Posted Apr 07, 2014

Do you believe that God can heal an estrangement in your marriage or from your children? Do you wonder about God’s power to heal some past hurt or resentment? Continue »


Bringing the Passion Home

Bringing the Passion Home

A Family Activity for Lent

comment | Posted Apr 04, 2014

In our home, we read the Passion story on Friday evenings during Lent. Each time, every family member is asked to view the events through the eyes of a different player in the drama. Continue »


What Language Does Your Child Speak?

What Language Does Your Child Speak?

Saying “I love you” so they really understand!

comment | Posted Feb 14, 2014

Have you ever been surprised by your children’s reaction to something you did for them? Perhaps you brought home a small toy for your son, and he continued to thank you for several days afterwards. Continue »


Word Power

Word Power

How to make your speech a blessing

comment | Posted Jan 26, 2014

How many times have we praised God in prayer and in the very next moment, snapped at our kids! Continue »


Small Is Powerful

Small Is Powerful

This year, try the “little way” of family prayer.

comment | Posted Jan 16, 2014

Small things have power. We’re all familiar with this time-honored truth. Continue »


What Can We Do As a Family This New Year?

Here are a few positive steps you can take this New Year to become a little more like the Holy Family: Continue »


Marriages Matter

Marriages Matter

An ages-old institution faces new challenges

comment | Posted Jan 06, 2014

The front door swung open at my knock, and a young man greeted me with a hearty, "Come on in, Father! We’ve been looking forward to seeing you." The feeling was mutual. As I stepped into the living room and greeted the couples gathered there, I felt grateful for our friendship. Continue »


Imitating the Holy Family

Imitating the Holy Family

Four Traits that Make It Possible

comment | Posted Nov 22, 2013

Like many parents, every day my wife and I face real and challenging issues in our family. We have two teenage sons and three younger children. Like many families, our children fight and bicker. Continue »


A Home Where Vocations Grow

A Home Where Vocations Grow

12 Things Parents Can Do

comment | Posted Nov 18, 2013

Want to help your children discern whether they’re called to religious life or to married or single life in the world? These suggestions can help. Continue »


No!

No!

God has given me so much. I can't refuse to give back—Can I?

comment | Posted Nov 06, 2013

"Just say no.” The familiar statement to deter kids from using drugs has become my husband’s battle cry. Continue »


A Simple Way to Help Your Children

A Simple Way to Help Your Children

A Few Minutes a Night

comment | Posted Oct 02, 2013

Every child has certain weaknesses and insecurities. Furthermore, our children are going to be mentally bruised and wounded as they make their way through life. Continue »


The Marriage I Always Wanted

The Marriage I Always Wanted

God’s healing power was so much more than I expected.

comment | Posted Sep 25, 2013

There I sat, with our two-month-old daughter strapped in the baby carrier, discussing my rights and options with a divorce attorney, while my parents watched our two-year-old son at their home. Continue »


Dancing in the Flour

Dancing in the Flour

The value of sharing family stories.

comment | Posted Aug 12, 2013

A friend of mine, the mother of eight young children, used to save money by purchasing food in large quantities. One day she set down a fifty-pound bag of flour and it broke open, scattering flour everywhere. Continue »


1 of 12