It’s a common scenario, we’ve all seen it and many of us are trying to manage it – a whole family at dinner, and everyone is on a device. Join us today as we discuss how to balance the risks and benefits of screen time, while fostering a close, Christ-centered[…} Read more….
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“What we love is what we orient our lives toward. Christian liturgies shape our vision for the good life and aim our hearts towards God. ” — The Areopagus podcast, “Are We Doing Youth Ministry Wrong?” “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 These[…} Read more….
When I first was asked to write for Family Life Ministry, one of the first thoughts I had was “I don’t know enough to do that.” I felt very inadequate. I am not an expert at anything by any means. I don’t say that in a false humility kind of[…} Read more….
The gospel lesson from Matthew 8:5-13 begins when a Roman centurion beseeches Jesus to heal his beloved servant who is in a hopeless situation. Roman centurions were the military backbone of the Roman military and spoke with the emperor’s authority. While the centurion is a man of authority, he is[…} Read more….
Join us today as they discuss Postpartum Depression and how women involved in a faith community may have additional stressors that prevent them from seeking help. Voicing the struggle and depression that sometimes come along with a new baby can seem to imply that you are overlooking the joy in[…} Read more….
During the summer months, some look forward to taking vacations to our favorite destinations with family and friends. Others may prefer to stay home to rest and relax. In his Gospel, St. Mark shared the following story about the importance of taking time for ourselves. Maybe during Sunday Lunch, we[…} Read more….
You have heard it said before, when parents aren’t on the same page, their children always win, only not in a good way. You see, children are still growing and developing into young, responsible, respectful and patient beings. They don’t come out that way. In fact, studies show our brains[…} Read more….
The truth is we never know what people are going through. It’s not our place to judge, it’s our place to love. In the book of Genesis 12:2, God says to the people of Israel, and really to all of us, “I will bless you; I will make your name[…} Read more….
Now that we’re full into summer, join Paula and Eleni today as they continue their discussion on balancing work and play, while adding in private time for our own sanity and even time for our marriage. There are some basic tools to help create intentionality in how we prioritize our family’s[…} Read more….
Yesterday, on a rainy Sunday road trip day, I had the benefit of sitting beside my lovely 20 year old daughter as she took a driving shift. We were headed home from a family reunion in Florida and talking about the struggles of staying active in church during the college[…} Read more….
Have your kids watched 13 Reasons Why? “Of course not.” Are you sure? My 18 year old son passed by my office where I was watching 13 Reasons Why and said, “You’re watching that? What do you think of it? All my friends have seen it. Can I watch it[…} Read more….
School’s out. No more early mornings. No more homework or after school activities, no more rushing around. Everyone’s finally able to relax, until suddenly, we hear the infamous, “I’m bored mom. There’s nothing to do.” As parents, we scramble to begin pulling out of our minds all the wonderful things[…} Read more….