Researchers estimate that 40% of Americans feel lonely. That’s remarkable, considering that we’re more connected than ever. Unfortunately, there is some evidence suggesting that the kinds of connections we’re seeking are not the kinds of connections we need. Most of us are actively engaged in some form or another of social media, but researches have [Read More...]
Laurel, a delightful Catholic mom over at MuffinDome Blog has a lovely reflection on the best way to command authentic obedience from your children. She offers her own insightful comments in response to somethings she read in Parenting with Grace. She writes… We are entering into the years where we begin expecting obedience from our toddler. [Read More...]
It seems like anger is the topic of the day. Earlier, my wife and I were discussing the Christian response to anger on More2Life Radio. Shortly after I got off the air, I came across an article titled, The Furious Mysteries in which America’s Fr. James Martin reflects on what we are to make of [Read More...]
We were talking about patience on More2Life Radio today. What it is, what it isn’t, and how to get more of it. Patience, of course, is the virtue we all love to hate. We all know we need it, but we sure as heck don’t want to ask God to give it to us. And [Read More...]
A guest blog by Kim Cameron-Smith, Contibutor to More2Life Radio and founder of www.IntentionalCatholicParenting.com I’ve heard that some people love going to Confession. I personally don’t know any of them. Maybe it’s an urban legend. I think avoiding the confessional is our human default, because we are uncomfortable exposing our weakness to others. The Church wants [Read More...]
Check out this terrific post at Catholic Exchange by Pastoral Solutions Institute clinical associate, Dave McClow. “A wing and a prayer” is a saying about a plane that is badly damaged but makes the landing. Men have been in a sustained identity crisis, as I have alluded to elsewhere. Radical feminism sees men as the oppressors [Read More...]
Celebrate World Happiness Day with 7 Research-Based Ideas to Increase Your Joy! (My Favorite is #4).
The United Nations has declared March 20th to be World Happiness Day where nations are encouraged to explore how well they see to the overall well-being of their people. At the heart of World Happiness Day is the World Happiness Index, that looks at six factors that determine the relative happiness level of a country’s [Read More...]
The latest edition of Tender Tidings e-magazine for Catholic parents is now available. Check it out!
What Happens in Vegas…Will Haunt Your Marriage Later. New Study Shows Pre-Marital Sex Decreases Marital Satisfaction.
The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia published a study called “Before ‘I Do’” and found that what couples do before they say ‘I do’ actually matters — and that premarital experiences from the past could end up haunting them long into marital bliss. “What people do before marriage appears to matter,” stated [Read More...]
In 1989, Pope St John Paul the Great published his Apostolic Exhortation on St Joseph called Guardian of the Redeemer (Redemptoris Custos). Here are 8 great quotes from that awesome document to help you celebrate the Feast of St Joseph (March 19). 1. “I am convinced that by reflection upon the way in which Mary’s [Read More...]