Finding Balance in Our Lives Requires a Relationship with God
Work, household chores, church commitments, school projects, and sports practices! How many nights do you fall into bed feeling as if you were in motion all day without a moment to take a deep breath? Unfortunately, the sensation of being caught in a daily whirlpool, forcefully spun around, is all too commonplace. Continue »
These practical, realistic suggestions will show you how.
“Family” and “prayer” belong together. After all, as the Second Vatican Council taught, our families are the “domestic church.” Continue »
We should never give up hope.
I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:1) Continue »
He wants to heal us
"What God has joined together, no human being must separate" (Mark 10:9). These words can sound harsh to us, especially if we have been through a divorce or if a family member or close friend is part of a wounded or broken marriage. Continue »
Meet three New Testament families who lived the Easter miracle.
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 »
Suggestions for Celebrating the Easter Season
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 »
You just have to ask for them.
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 »
A Family Activity for Lent
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 »
Saying “I love you” so they really understand!
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 »
How to make your speech a blessing
How many times have we praised God in prayer and in the very next moment, snapped at our kids! Continue »
This year, try the “little way” of family prayer.
Small things have power. We’re all familiar with this time-honored truth. Continue »
Here are a few positive steps you can take this New Year to become a little more like the Holy Family: Continue »
An ages-old institution faces new challenges
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 »
Four Traits that Make It Possible
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 »
12 Things Parents Can Do
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 »