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Want Faithful Kids? These 4 Secrets Will Make It Happen

Commonweal, has some bad news  for Catholic parents.  (But hang on, I've got the good news for you after this brief interlude.)Here's the bad news for Commonweal readers, and we may as well get right to it: Just over half the young people raised by parents who describe themselves as “liberal” Cat … [Read More...]

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Healthy Marriage Habit #2: Emotional Rapport & Benevolence. Take the Quiz!

Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Monday, I summarized all 8 habits and yesterday we looked at Rit … [Read More...]

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The Extraordinary Synod on the Family–Processing the Explosion

The Catholic world exploded the other day with the release of the Relatio,  the summary document intended to highlight the progress of the Synod Fathers so far.  There is another week ahead of course, … [Read More...]

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Healthy Marriage Habit #1: Rituals of Connection. Take the Quiz!

Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I'll look at one of the 8 habits that separates "marriage … [Read More...]

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8 Habits of Healthy Couples

My newest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love looks at the eight habits that healthy couples cultivate in their relationship and describes, … [Read More...]

When a Father Leads: Marian Consecration P. 2 –Guest Blog by Dave McClow

Dave McClow is a pastoral counseling associate with the Pastoral Solutions Institute.How did Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades lead at least 12,000 Catholics in the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, … [Read More...]

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Australian Couple Releases Full Text of Synod Speech

I'm friends with Byron and Francine Pirola, the son and DIL of Ron and Mavis Pirola, the Australian couple who presented to the Extraordinary Synod.  Byron and Francine run the Australian Marriage … [Read More...]

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When Mercy Hurts: Cdl. Kasper and the Soft Clericalism of Low Expectations.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the need for the Church to be merciful in the application of its teachings. That's hard to argue with.  In fact, I heartily agree that finding ways to be b … [Read More...]

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Help For Struggling Couples

My newest book, When Divorce is Not an Option:  How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love is a resource for people who want to save their marriage (even if their spouse doesn't want to).  It e … [Read More...]

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Toddlers Adjust Behavior Around Angry Adults

Children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior. When kids say "the darnedest … [Read More...]


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