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A Far-Out Crazy Idea for Couples during Lent

A survey of American Catholic couples by the Lenawee Center for Pastoral Research at St. Andrew’s University of the Ozarks found that less than two percent of husbands and wives ever read and discuss the Bible together. More »

Charity Begins at Home

It’s not a biblical saying. And if it’s taken to mean that only the people closest to us have a claim on our care, it’s not even a Christian idea. More »

Wounds of Spouses and Peers

Our woundedness may come from anyone, most frequently from spouses or peers. No matter what the source, unforgiveness of any kind will block intimacy with the Father, for Jesus says, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). More »

A Juggling Act

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. More »

Mending the Wounds of Divorce

"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. More »

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

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). More »