February 26, 2013

For the Christian, mental illness is especially difficult. Depression, Anxiety, and other mental and emotional disorders are often characterized by Christians as moral, spiritual, or characterological failings.  Christians often feel that we should be able to pray away emotional struggles.  Likewise, we’re often afraid to seek secular counselors because they might not support our faith journeys.  Further, although Catholic pastors tend to be more accepting of the reality of mental illness and more supportive of psychotherapy than many types of… Read more

February 26, 2013

As Catholic parents, we are eager to raise truly moral kids; that is, children who can do the right thing, not because we are breathing down their necks, but out of a genuine sense of love and responsibility.  When we read news stories of kids doing horrible things like the recent shootings in Connecticut, we wonder “what happened?” and struggle to understand how some kids can grow up without a conscience. The technical name for “kids without a conscious syndrome”… Read more

February 26, 2013

Managing transitions are an important way to prevent stress from negatively affecting relationships.  Without good transitions, it’s too easy to let work and family stress spill over into the marriage.  While husbands and wives should be willing to help each other process their stress, that’s different from taking out your stress on each other.  Today, think about the transitions in your day (e.g., coming home from work, picking up the kids from school, coming and going from running errands, etc).  How… Read more

February 26, 2013

STRESSESD TO THE MAX–Today we’ll look at the negative effects stress can have on our life and our body.   We’ll offer new ideas for responding  more gracefully to the stressful events we experience. Check out our question of the day at the M2L Facebook page.  Stress affects our body, mind, and relationships.  When you get stressed out, how does it affect you?  (Bonus: How do you try to cope and does it work?) —————————————– Listen to More2Life live weekdays from Noon-1pm E… Read more

February 25, 2013

A new study shows that lying is quite common by 2 years old that by 3 most children are masters of deception. Understandably, this might be a cause for serious concern among most Catholic parents.  We know the value of honesty and trust, and we want to raise our kids to be honest and trustworthy.   That said, it’s important that we remember that lying at this age isn’t the same thing as lying at age 6 or 7 and, if you… Read more

February 25, 2013

As Catholics, we believe that Jesus intended to create a church that would be his presence on earth, serve as a physical sign of his continued connection to the world and to preach, teach, forgive sin and heal in his name.  As such, we believe that the Holy Spirit guides the Church and allows the Church to teach what is true.  We believe this to such a degree that we acknowledge that we can know that some teachings of the Church… Read more

February 25, 2013

Monday Q of the D:  What (specifically) do you wish you were giving most of your time and energy to and where (specifically)  does your time and energy go instead? Don’t forget to check out the discussion on the M2L Facebook Page. —————————————————— Listen to More2Life live weekdays from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon C).  Can’t get M2L on a Catholic radio station near you?  Tune in live online at www.avemariaradio.net, listen via our FREE AveMariaRadio IPhone or Android App (Check your… Read more

February 25, 2013

Is a good marriage a value or an ideal for you?   (h/t Retrouvaille’s Frank and Julie LaBoda) A VALUE is something we recognize as good and worthwhile and we choose to have it in our life now by sacrificing other things.   An IDEAL is something we recognize as good and worthwhile and we want it in our life sometime in the future, but we’re not willing to sacrifice for it right now. Just a few minutes of self reflection will reveal how… Read more

February 22, 2013

 40 Days to a Better Marriage Tip– Fri 2/22:  That Extra, Thoughtful Thing–What is that thing your spouse really enjoys but you resist doing because it’s just not “your thing?”  Go ahead and do that thing today (or make a plan with your spouse, today, to do it soon).  A little generosity goes a long way toward making your marriage everything it could be.   ——For the next 40 days, M2L will offer a tip-a-day for improving your marriage. For… Read more

February 22, 2013

(Why can infertile couples marry but homosexual couples can’t? Because infertility doesn’t redefine the natural rights of children.) David Blankenhorn, the founder and director of the Institute for American Values is spearheading a so-called “new” conversation about marriage wherein marriage is allegedly strengthened by redefining it into oblivion. On David’s Family Scholars Blog, Barry Deutsch, political cartoonist and longtime veteran of the war on marriage, admiringly posts the SCOTUS brief filed by attorneys Ted Olsen (former US Solicitor Gen under… Read more

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