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Love As Christ Loved (Part 2): Recognizing Our Spouse Through the Eyes of Christ

I previously wrote about how we should love ourselves as Christ loved us on the Cross. He recognizes our inherent worth and beauty,Read more »

My Kid Drinks Juice in Mass - Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

My Kid Drinks Juice during Mass – Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.

The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Please let me explain. THE JUICE INCIDENT My son’s iPod rings several times from his pocket. He pullsRead more »

When They Leave the Faith

When They Leave the Faith

by: guestHave your adult children stopped practicing the Catholic Faith? This story will hit close to home. Journey with our author as sheRead more »

Uniting to Christ's Life-Giving Suffering

Uniting to Christ’s Life-Giving Suffering

by: Sarah AntonioGod’s perfect original plan did not include all of this suffering. In the same way, His original plan did notRead more »

The Frazzled Catholic Mom's Guide to Getting through Mass Mostly in One Piece

The Frazzled Catholic Mom’s Guide to Getting through Mass (Mostly) in One Piece

by: Martina KreitzerGet the experience of being the frazzled Catholic mom {and dad, too!} in the pew! If you’re a parent who bringsRead more »

Beyond the Darkness

Beyond the Darkness

I wrote this post last year after a dark season of Lent.  If you entered the Lenten season with a heavy heart, where fears and doubtsRead more »

Stepping out of the Boat

Stepping Out of the Boat

by: Darcie NielsenWe planned to slowly build it up until there was enough work for my husband to leave his current job and come onRead more »

Foes Fans and Friends: Discerning Opinions and Dominions

Foes, Fans, and Friends – Discerning Opinions and Dominions

by: Linda DeliaThe people we surround ourselves with play a huge part in helping us discern who we are in God. So when those comments comeRead more »

Happy Valentines Ash Wednesday

Happy Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday

Welcome to the first installment in the series Real and Raw – Soul-Stirring Stories, a series focused on taking a candid lookRead more »

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

20 Habits You Can Cultivate NOW to Help Your Children Stay Catholic

by: Martina KreitzerWorried your Catholic children will leave the Faith? This article will inspire you and then give you strategies toRead more »

Talk to Your Mother

Talk to Your Mother

On a beautiful crisp morning, my family and I were heading to the Marian shrine to Our Lady of Good Help in northern Wisconsin. It wasRead more »

Kids and Lent

Keeping Your Kids Engaged Throughout Lent

Can you believe that we are having a conversation about Lent already? Weren’t we just swaddling the infant Jesus and celebrating His birth?Read more »

The Art of “Practicing” NFP

::photo from Pixabay:: A friend of mine told me once that it’s true that you really “practice” Natural Family Planning. You don’t do it,Read more »

Striving, Growing, Rejoicing: Be Your Own Holy Family

A few weeks ago we celebrated the Solemnity of the Holy Family. It is a beautiful celebration of the Blessed Mother, Joseph, and theRead more »

Praying with My Husband

I grew up in a faithful Catholic household with Catholic parents who prayed with us and with each other. I thought that wasRead more »