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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.
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.
Giving birth is a gift from God, laden with signs that speak to women about their identity, their calling, and their destiny. Learning to read those signs during pregnancy and labor could transform the way women experience childbirth. These signs reveal God's powerful presence in new life.
This is not THAT parenting book. You know, the kind that makes you feel utterly inadequate and convinced you’ll probably mess up your little humans. As author, speaker, and mom Betsy Kerekes is here to tell you it’s not about being a "better" parent, it’s about being a happier parent. Not when your kids are older, not when your kids are easier, but right now. And it’s possible, with a little laughter.