How to help your teen honor the sabbath

Posted by Teresa Coda on Mar 12, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Honoring the sabbath is a challenge for us all, but it is particularly acute for our busy teens. By introducing them to small practices like these, we can help them lead Christ-centered lives. 

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Topics: parenting, universal call to holiness, teens

Investing time in our children, an antidote to abuse

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHCA, CRC on Mar 1, 2019 4:47:54 PM

 

Parents (and all people) today are rightly concerned about the safety and well-being of our children, especially when it comes to sexual abuse. While we can and should put institutional safeguards in place to reduce the risks of abuse, we parents can also teach our children to speak up when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable. For that to happen, we need to invest our time.

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Topics: family life, parenting, teaching resources, safe environment

Ways to celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes as a family

Posted by Alycia Valentiny on Feb 8, 2019 4:07:23 PM

On February 11, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the title given to Mary when she appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 in Lourdes, France. There are a number of ways to commemorate Our Lady of Lourdes as a family. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Topics: parenting, traditions, DIY, activities

How to make a grotto cake to celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes

Posted by Alycia Valentiny on Feb 7, 2019 4:55:45 PM

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is coming up on February 11th. Tomorrow, we’ll post some ways to celebrate this great feast of Our Lady, but today I wanted to share with you one of our favorite family activities for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes—baking a grotto cake!

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Topics: parenting, holidays, traditions, DIY, feast days, activities

DIY 'stained glass' luminaries to celebrate Candlemas

Posted by Madeline Haydon on Jan 31, 2019 7:04:00 AM

Stained glass luminaries are a perfect craft to celebrate Candlemas. With simple materials and a stunning effect, they’re a great activity for the family and home. The soft glow of candlelight provides an opportunity to teach about the prophecy of Simeon, that Jesus would be the light to all nations.

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Topics: parenting, traditions, DIY, feast days, activities