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Pregnancy is a blessing, an incredible gift from God - and one of the most challenging experiences a woman will ever have. In the midst of childbearing, God invites us to offer him the concerns of our hearts, whatever they may be, and to draw close to him through prayer, reflection, and meditation.
Peace in Pregnancy: Devotions for the Expectant Mother is a place of rest to embrace the peace God offers. It serves both new and seasoned mothers, as the effort to embrace a state of peace renews itself with each change in life.
As you nail down the details of your wedding day, this planner will give you the opportunity to prepare your heart for marriage. Throughout this book, you will be invited to pause and reflect with three amazing Catholic wives and mothers. Jenny Uebbing, Emily Wilson, and Rachel Balducci share their wisdom and guide you through reflections on each of Saint Paul’s “Love is” descriptions in First Corinthians.
Building on Love offers more excerpts from Amoris Laetitia, focusing on the fruits and responsibilities of marital love: children, their education, and the life of the family. The pope's magnificent text is divided into small sections, each followed by a series of questions for reflection or group discussion.
A man and a woman who love each other!
This is God's masterpiece! The pope's magnificent text is divided into small sections, each followed by a series of questions for personal reflection or to encourage discussion with your spouse or within a group.
Kelly Mantoan wasn’t always able to say these words. As a mother of five children, two with profound disabilities, all her energy and attention was focused on her children’s diagnoses. Drained and struggling, Kelly wondered if she had what it took to be the kind of parent they needed. She craved support as a Catholic parent with special-needs children, but most secular support groups couldn’t help her see and understand God’s plan.
Whether you’re a new mom, a grandmother, or somewhere in between, this book will encourage all mothers in their vocation as they identify themselves in the lives of these saints, who also experienced the joys and challenges of being a mom. Their stories will also be inspiring to young women exploring the vocation of motherhood and anyone with an interest in saints who were mothers.
Today’s Catholic parents need access to the best tools and most up-to-date research to help them fully cooperate with God’s grace. Learn how to cultivate a Catholic culture in your family with these two books: Parenting Your Kids with Grace (Birth to Age 10) and Parenting Your Teens and Tweens with Grace (Age 11-18).
Ours is not a culture that publicly appreciates motherhood, and it is time for that to change. Feminism, while winning certain victories for women, has wrongly left motherhood behind. Many women today, including faithful Catholics, are ambivalent about motherhood or see it as something that will compromise their careers, lives, and happiness. In Motherhood: An Extraordinary Vocation, Dr. Kathryn Rombs invites women to enter this vocation or reengage with it, newly aware of its meaning, beauty, and power.
Not every family is the perfect model of Catholic family life. Some of us approach parenting still wounded by childhood experiences that were less than ideal. When we start our own families, at best we feel a bit unprepared, and at worst we feel paralyzed with fear that we will repeat our parents’ dysfunctional, abusive behaviors. In All Things New, Erin McCole Cupp draws on her own and others’ experiences to discuss how to develop a joyful family life when our own experience of being parented was damaging.
Trying to raise faithful teens and tweens can seem like an impossible mission. Today’s Catholic parents need access to the best tools and most up-to-date research to help them fully cooperate with God’s grace. That’s what Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak seek to help you do in this new book that draws on the same principles as their original best-seller Parenting with Grace.
Family therapist and parent Gregory Popcak and his wife, Lisa, are back with Parenting Your Kids with Grace. Building on their original best-seller first published twenty years ago, this new volume draws on the same parenting principles and provides up-to-date research to guide parents through each stage of child development from birth to age ten.
A collection of essays from the Catholic Family Life Symposium in July 2019 sponsored by OSV Institute and held at the University of Notre Dame campus brings together internationally recognized theologians, social scientists, and pastoral ministry professionals to explore the renewal of Catholic family life.
This beautiful quote by Pope Saint John Paul II is a reminder of the feminine gift of generosity. Hand lettered by Catholic artist Marie Heimann, this high quality vinyl sticker will add an inspirational touch wherever you decide to display it. It also makes the perfect little gift for mother, sister, or friend.
Created for Love: Reflections for the Bride-to-Be is a reflection journal designed to help the engaged woman treasure the time of her engagement - however long - in preparation for a lifelong journey in marriage. Included in this special bundle, Created for Love comes with a package of 25 note cards with matching envelopes. The cards feature a beautiful watercolor design that wraps around a touching quote by Pope St. John Paul II. Blank inside, these cards can be used for any occasion - from "thank you" to "thinking of you," and more.
This is no dry, philosophical treatise about parenting. It's a "how-to" book, a straightforward, conversational, "in-your-face" sharing of specific ways to bring joy to your family and raise your children as real Christians. Often funny, sometimes sad, and always engaging, Parenting on Purpose will give you a whole new sense of direction as a parent and help you guide your children to a lasting and fulfilling relationship with God.
Learn to get past the obstacles to raising faithful Catholic children, and till the soil of their little hearts so the word of God can take root and grow. Learn about the seven ideal growing conditions and how to cultivate them in your home: love, balance, play, merciful discipline, empathy, radiant faith, and a strong marriage.
Many parents want to make a difference in the faith lives of their children but aren't sure how to start. Sometimes it can be like trying to navigate a road without a GPS. As For Me and My House is a practical guide to help you lead your kids to Christ and navigate this winding and sometimes bumpy road.
You're caught up in a whirlwind of wedding planning. But while everything out there is wrapping you in the superficial, everything inside you craves substance, rest, and simple joy. You want to prepare your heart and soul for this journey of marriage.
Created for Love is the perfect reflection journal to help you be present in each moment of your engagement, moving past the to-do list so that you can treasure this time long after the wedding day.
In Journey in Love: A Catholic Mother's Prayers after Prenatal Diagnosis you will find a sensitive, supportive resource from an author who knows this suffering firsthand. Kathryn Anne Casey walks with you through the stages of grief, helps you to pray even when you feel you cannot, sheds new light on the comfort and grace of the Church’s traditional prayers, and provides meditations tied to the liturgical year.
If you’ve always meant to do more Christian service with your kids, then this is the book for you. In 67 Ways to Do the Works of Mercy with Your Kids, Heidi Indahl provides parents with a roadmap for teaching kids the value (and rewards!) of Christian service by doing it with them.