MFP 144 : Personal Prayer for Parents

   “Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.” ~Saint Augustine Many times when we think about taking time to pray parents’ first reaction is … Continue reading

MFP 142 : Kids and Kindness

   “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32 After 26 years of parenting you would think that we knew how to promote an atmosphere of virtue in our home … Continue reading

MFP 140 : Dealing with Failure

   “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the sum of the Father’s love for us” ~St. John Paul II All parents will fail.  How do we know this?  Because we are all imperfect!  Many … Continue reading

Parents and the Law of Love

A rules-first approach to Faith can lead to rebellion as children mature Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon This summer we had the great pleasure of speaking to hundreds of Catholic families at five different … Continue reading

A Plan for Family Retreat

A family retreat that incorporates prayer, bonding, teaching, and fun will pay dividends in the long run Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon Because of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, many of us spent far … Continue reading

MFP 132 : Learning to Trust

   “Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else.” – Charles Feltman Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. When we trust our spouse we can stand before them, just as … Continue reading

MFP 131 : The Power of “NO”

   “If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you ‘do’ boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality.” ― … Continue reading

MFP 130 Parents : Become Who You Are!

   (Parents) must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. ~ Declaration on Catholic Education The Church has always made … Continue reading

MFP 126 : Sharing Your Story

“Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do then what we know about parenting” ~Brene Brown Each of us has a story and we are part of a … Continue reading

MFP 125 : Tough Topics

   “If we’re not teaching our children how to understand tough moral issues, then the world will” ~from Made this Way by Trent Horn and Leila Miller Our culture all around us is throwing tough issues into our lives and … Continue reading