“Sto Lat!” Now (even more) Popcak in Poland

Sadly, I've never actually been to Poland, but considering that the core mission of my ministry is helping people apply principles from St John Paul II's Theology of the Body to the challenges of daily life, I'm honored to be able to say that  almost every one of my books has been published in the … [Read More...]


Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy as Effective as Meds for Longterm Relief from Depression, Says Lancet

Researchers in the U.K. have found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may offer just as much protection from depression relapse as antidepressants, with no significant difference in cost, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet “Depression is a recurrent disorder. W … [Read More...]


Y’know that New Study That Said “Quantity Time Doesn’t Matter?” Um, Never Mind…

 People were writing to ask me what I thought of this, frankly, moronic report in the WaPo last month on how it doesn't matter how much time parents spend with kids.  I didn't respond … [Read More...]

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Horrifying New Study: Babies Feel Pain Like Adults But Most Not Given Pain Meds For Surgery

Well, this is horrifying.The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests … [Read More...]


Separate But Equal? Why “Freedom of Worship” Makes Religious People Sit at Back of the (Church) Bus

In light of my earlier post advancing a secular, empirical argument for the value of public prayer, I've been engaged in an interesting discussion with a couple of atheist bloggers at Patheos on what … [Read More...]


Prayer Works: A Psychological Case for Public Prayer and Graceful Governance

On the Patheos Atheist Channel, Jeffrey Jay Lowder posted an article titled, "Question for Theists:  Why Is It Important to Begin Governmental Meetings with Prayer?"  I appreciated the honest and r … [Read More...]


New Study: Probiotics May Help Ease Pain of Negative Thoughts/Depression.

From ScienceDaily.Linking probiotics and moodProbiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, are fundamental in improving digestion and immune function.  A new … [Read More...]


Life Changing Resources. Inspiration from Down Under

Sometimes the Holy Spirit sends a hug just when you need it most.  At the end of a VERY long week, Lisa and I just received this beautiful message from Down Under.  We thought we'd share it with you ( … [Read More...]


Creative Discipline that Works! Kathleen Basi Reviews a Great Idea for Raising More Virtuous Kids.

Kathleen Basi interviewed Lisa and I for an upcoming issue of Family Foundations.  Here's what she had to say about one of the discipline ideas we recommend in Parenting with Grace that we discussed in … [Read More...]

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Is Your Spouse Making YOU Sick?

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between marital quality and physical health.  This most recent study examined to what degree a spouse's stress indirectly impact his or her mate's … [Read More...]