When our Lord and Saviour entered into this world, he did so in all simplicity, humility and gentleness. He suffered His passion and death in order to set us free from all the forms of bondage our world has to offer. BUT ARE WE TRULY FREE ? Do we really enjoy this freedom? Or have
In marriage the fasting and feasting cycle is evident in the use of natural fertility methods which are the methods of family planning approved by the Catholic Church*. A couple’s marriage is nourished and strengthened when they make love. It is also strengthened by times of abstinence; these times may result from various factors including
Cross-posted from Lightly Salted, by Peter Holmes a father of eight. Today I was chatting with a friend who has a largish family. When I say 'largish', I mean five or more children. We don't have to go back very far in history to see that families of ten or more children were much more common than
A parenting special by Dr Justin Coulson. Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you really want to say “yes”, or to say “yes” when you’d prefer to say “no”! Self-control is delaying gratification and controlling our impulses. A classic experiment on self-control In 1972 one of the most iconic, well-known psychology experiments of all
Are you simply married or are you ‘Matrimonied’? People often point out that Catholics divorce at the same rate as the rest of the population. To the outside observer most Catholic couples look and behave the same as any other couple; by and large we live our marriages according to secular standards and goals. So
Developed by Gary Chapman, the Five Love Languages, is a simple framework that can teach us how to love more effectively. The theory is simple and powerful. Love is like a language. People ‘speak’ love in different ways, some through words of affirmation, others through thoughtful gifts, acts of service, quality time or touch.