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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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family life  |  family prayer  |  parenting teenagers

Praying Your Children Through College

Just over four years ago, I wrote Praying Them into High School for Catholic Mom. It was June 2019, the month my son graduated from his wonderful K-8 Catholic school (where my daughter still thankfully attends), and just a few months from when he would start attending a local Catholic high school for boys. He was 13 when I wrote that piece, and I was worrying about him adjusting to high school and the enormity of this change. He is our oldest child, and thus we lack experience with all of these “firsts.”

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family life  |  parenting teenagers  |  prayer time

How God Can Peel Away Distractions

Recently, I struggled with spiritual dryness. We all know this is part of faith formation, growth, and maturity—to weather when it is not easy to pray. Trusting in God when He feels distant, or more accurately, when we feel estranged for whatever reason (fatigue, frustration, anger, hurt), is part of the journey we see over and over again in Scripture. We are not called to be successful, but to be faithful, and anything else is a Gospel of good feelings and prosperity.

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Living the Faith  |  family prayer  |  parenting teenagers

Helping Your Teens to Know God's Love

You've got teens. They're all over the place. They're struggling with lots of things you never even considered and drifting into the stream of the world via the internet, popular culture and media. How do you help them wrestle with God? You love them. You love them, you love them, you love them, and you create opportunities for them to know it.

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