Posts Tagged 'Family'

How to Be a Father after God’s own Heart

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In the old testament, God said that King David was a man after God’s own heart.  Wow, what a compliment.  King David achieved this goal by uniting his will to that of God.  He did this through prayer, through reading scripture and through his every day actions which gave glory to God.  During the funeral activities following my father in law’s passing, I pondered what is was that he did to have such a positive impact not only on his ...

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Are you Afraid of Dying?

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Family Funerals

Funerals, everybody loves attending them, right?  If you are like me, you don’t look forward to attending a funeral.  Depending on who died, it may be a very somber event.  In my forty five years on this earth I have attended funerals for the young, old cemetaryand everyone in between. Funerals are a difficult part of life, but they are a ...

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Reflecting the Love of God

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A Godly marriage should be a reflection of the love that we see between God the Father and God the Son. Their love is given freely and Kral Weddingcompletely without anything held back.  This love is faithful and continuously fruitful as manifested in the person of God the Holy Spirit. How can we reveal this type of love within our own marriages?

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All You Need is Love

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love-aah-enhThe Beatles were right, all we need is love. As the father of nine children, one of my biggest concerns is ensuring that my children receive a solid foundation rooted in our Catholic faith. In my experience, achieving this end is a delicate balance of clear boundaries coupled with love. As St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13, we can do all the right things as parents, have ...

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Being Under Satan’s Yoke (BUSY)

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Do you always feel like you are running late, falling behind, or rushing around like a chicken with your head cut off?  If so you are not alone.  My wife and I feel like this on a regular basis, especially around the end of the year.  A popular Catholic speaker, Jesse Romero, likes to remind people that being busy is not necessarily a good thing.  He points out that the letters which make up the word are a great way ...

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Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

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Our society has become a society of children, there is ample evidence to back up my claim.  Think about how a child acts, they have a short attention span, they easily change their mind, they see something in the checkout line at the grocery store and  they want to buy it.  If a child doesn’t get their way, they might throw a temper tantrum.  I  witness child like behavior from adults ...

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Pay Attention!

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Raising a Holy Family

The importance of being engaged in family life is key to raising a holy family.  Our goal as parents should be to raise saints, also known as holy people, that will one day make it to heaven.  On a more practical/secular level, we want to raise children that make good moral decisions, make good grades, and lead successful lives.  Like it or not, we as parents are the people who have the most influence over our children.  No one can take ...
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The Mission of the Family

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Fr. Nathan Cromly

The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this first talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides some food for thought on this subject.  Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, delves into the mission of the family and provides practical advice on how to embark on this seeminly daunting task.

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The Mission of the Marriage

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The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this second talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families.  Greg and Julie Alexander, of the Alexander House, discuss the necessity of a strong marriage as the foundation for raising a holy family.

Intro Music courtesy of K4J - Family by David Howie

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A Place Set Apart for Families

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For the last 4 years, my family and I have driven across the country (23 hours) to attend a week long family camp at Catholic Familyland near Steubenville Ohio. The question I initially asked myself is why and you may be wondering the same thing.  As a Catholic Father, I want to raise my children to be strong in their faith, not only in head knowledge, but in a deep personal relationship with our Lord.  To this end, we are very ...

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