Lenten Exercises For You And Your Spouse

186123375Imagine you and your spouse driving down an open road and all you see out the window is an endless body of water, along with a beautiful beach and captivating sunset. What is your first thought? Is it the beauty of God’s creation? Is it the thought of how the water came to be? Does your husband want to go fishing? Or do you wish you could lie down and relax on the beach? Regardless of what your thoughts or desires may be, God created that image, even if it was a manmade body of water. He created the water, he created the sand, and he has complete control over the sunset. He may have even put those desires on your heart: the desire to relax and rejuvenate what may have been lost amidst the busyness of your schedule.

Read the rest…

Five Benefits of Marrying Within Your Faith

Couple reading BibleEver since I was a little girl, I always dreamed of marrying the man of my dreams. I imagined being romanced by an amazing young man, and we would live happily ever after. This is the simplicity of a young girl with high, long-awaited hopes of marrying her knight in shining armor. Read the rest…

Pope Says Legal Divorce “Demolishing the Family”

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer 

A day before making an impassioned plea for families at the shrine of the Infant of Prague in Czechoslovakia, the Pope discussed the modern crisis of divorce, saying legal divorce seemed “bent on demolishing” the family.

Read the rest…

Taxpayer Supported Pro-Abortion Group Praises Demise of Family

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

A representative of one of the group’s that will now receive taxpayer money from U.S. citizens to fund overseas abortions has publicly stated that the breakdown of traditional families is not a crisis but a “triumph for human rights.”

Read the rest…

Pope Encourages Family Life

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In his video address to participants at the Sixth World Meeting of Families in Mexico City, Pope Benedict XVI said families must become “a living Gospel which everyone may read” and called upon Christians everywhere to work for “adequate cultural, juridical, economic, social and health protection for families,” and support for freedom of choice in the schooling of their children.

Read the rest…

How Americans Define the “American Dream” Today

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

(June 23, 2008) While Americans may like to read about the rich and famous in the tabloids, most don’t define the American dream by those standards. When polled, three quarters of American adults say that being in good health, living a life of integrity and having one marriage partner for life is their idea of a wonderful life.  Read the rest…