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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.
Everyone seems to agree that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. Some think we have too much government, some not enough; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough; some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough.
In The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society’s ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
As a journalist, television news producer, writer, and editor, Marcia Segelstein has spent decades reporting on family-related issues. Her work has brought her face-to-face with troubling shifts in our culture away from Christian values — and the impact these trends are having on our children. As a mother, Marcia recognizes that these are more than news stories: they are a personal battle. And this is a battle every Christian parent today must be equipped to fight.
Vipers’ Tangle begins as a man’s letter to his estranged wife, explaining his hatred for her and their children, and is transformed under Mauriac’s masterful pen into a diary of spiritual and psychological battles against God, family, and self. With remarkable subtlety and sensitivity, Mauriac relates the transformation of Monsieur Louis by the sublime workings of grace.
What's the difference between being a grandparent and being a Catholic grandparent? You'll find the answer to this question—and much more—in The Catholic Grandparents Handbook. This book offers ideas and inspiration on how you can incorporate faith, hope, love, and fun into your relationship with your grandchildren. Topics such as the importance of prayer, sharing faith, passing on family history, and preserving family traditions are explored. You'll also find valuable advice on helping grandchildren through difficult times, supporting grandchildren who are unchurched, and building strong relationships—even when grandchildren live far away. Whether you are an experienced grandparent or awaiting the arrival of your first grandchild, this handbook will support and affirm you as you grow in your role as a Catholic grandparent.
This book will help you discover the simple steps you can take to invite God to renew and refresh your love for one another. As you pray together and for one another, you'll find out how much joy God has in store for you and your spouse—in this life and in the next!