Marriage & Family Life

A reflection on graduation – for students and parents

May 29, 2023

I remember distinctly when the doctor placed our first newborn child into my hands. It was an overwhelming mix of excitement, disbelief, awe, happiness and quite a bit of exhaustion. […]

How parents cultivate the virtue of selflessness

April 29, 2023

I must admit, I am a huge fan of true stories and documentaries. I enjoy the entertainment factor, but, mostly, I am inspired by real people rising above actual struggles […]

How can you help build the domestic church?

March 31, 2023

I am very certain that we have turned a corner in northeast Wisconsin from winter to spring. Not because I hear birds chirping out my door in the morning or […]

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Have the marriage that God created couples to have

February 13, 2023

A young couple recently had a newborn and was discussing the extraordinary amount of work that went into caring for a little baby. The constant and continual outpouring of energy, […]

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Make your marriage a priority this year

February 2, 2023

A couple months ago, my family and I set out on a road trip to visit relatives over the holidays. As we have before other major road trips, we planned […]

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On a mission to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas

December 28, 2022

I hope at least once in your lifetime that you have had the opportunity to sit down with a child and sing together the fun and lengthy 12 Days of […]

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Will the real Santa Claus please step forward?

November 23, 2022

To quote a most famous article found in the New York Sun from Sept. 1, 1897: “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love, and […]

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Navigating difficult conversations and setting boundaries

October 26, 2022

I recently read a blog post on social media where a mother asked for advice on how to address a situation with her neighbor. It seemed her well-meaning neighbor found […]

Inflation inspires creative ideas for dating

August 31, 2022

There has been so much chatter this summer about the rising cost of gas, food, travel and even back-to-school supplies. While it is true that costs have gone up by […]

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Family love: A vocation and path to holiness?

August 2, 2022

In 1994, Pope John Paul II began the “World Meeting of Families” to unite families from all over the world “to help deepen their Christian understanding and experience of family […]

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