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Finding Refreshment

Many Catholic women try very hard to be Proverbs 31 wives and mothers. It’s an excellent goal, but frankly sometimes it can be exhausting. Are we doing enough? Are our efforts going to ‘pay off’? If we are doing what we are supposed to be doing, why is life still so hard? These thoughts were swirling in my head recently […]

Confidential to Wives and Mothers: Going ABOVE and BEYOND

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

I’m pretty shocked at the number of women I’m talking to these days who find it an intrusion to cook every day for their families. I’ve noticed this a lot lately in real life, and then today again in an online group I am in of faithful, committed Catholics, no less. There’s a thread in that group about a wife […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together.” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 349 – 407) is September 13. Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) September 13 is the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 349 – 407). Print this entry

A Checklist for Catholic Dads

I have had numerous conversations over the years with other Catholic dads about the challenges of raising kids in today’s world. The discussions usually center on the bad cultural influences affecting our children, our hectic schedules and our well-intentioned desire to be better fathers. We mean well, but how do we move from conversation to action? The stakes are high, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together” (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church) September 13 is the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 349 – 407). Print this entry

A Checklist for Catholic Dads

I have had numerous conversations over the years with other Catholic dads about the challenges of raising kids in today’s world. The discussions usually center on the bad cultural influences affecting our children, our hectic schedules and our well-intentioned desire to be better fathers. We mean well, but how do we move from conversation to action? The stakes are high, […]

How Mothers Can Support Fathers

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” The first time I saw this statement was on a t-shirt with a picture of a fish on a bicycle. The woman wearing it did not seem like the type who liked men. I was in a health food store in East Lansing where I attended school at Michigan […]

Lot’s Wife Syndrome

When I get invited to speak at women’s events, by far the most popular topic is my “Embracing the Matriarch Within” presentation. This is due, in no small part, to the fact that the topic literally animates me while I speak. In fact, if someone were to tie my hands together and mark an “X” where I was expected to […]