Marriage & Family

10 BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A HAPPY FAMILY

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You Don't Have to Be a Perfect Parent. Do you every worry that you're just not getting the parenting thing right? This truthful and enlightening book from one Christian parent to another is filled with encouragement and time-tested techniques for anyone who wants to ensure the health and happiness of their own family. Jim Burns will be the first to tell you that no family is perfect-including his own. The 10 Building Blocks for a Happy Family emphasizes the heartening news that most parents do a good job of parenting but just don't know it. Here you'll find many personal stories from interviews with parents and experts on family relationships covering almost every aspect of parenting. TRIM SIZE: 5.5 X 8.5

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9780830733026
Publication Date: 
2003-09-30
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10 PRINCIPLES FOR SPIRITUAL PA

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In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, how do we, as parents, honor the spirituality of our children? As we shuttle between school, soccer practice, piano lessons, ballet lessons, birthday parties, and doctors' appointments, how do we find the time to encourage our children, through the ups and downs of growing up, to turn to God for guidance?

In "10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting," Mimi Doe and Marsha Walch open our eyes to the spontaneous, creative, freethinking joy that characterizes a child's innate spirituality. In ten easy-to-follow chapters containing exercises and practical suggestions, the authors point out that opportunities to express spirituality are abundant in our routine life. Talking at dinner, lighting candles, performing daily chores--all of these events have the potential to be sacred moments.

Contemporary parents face unique challenges: In our media-saturated culture, children are continually exposed to violence, cynicism, and a confusing code of ethics. By offering concrete ways to help children develop positive values, Mimi Doe and Marsha Walch support parents' efforts to counteract negative messages.

"10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting" is an invaluable guide for parents who yearn to help their children nurture a rich spirituality of their own.

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9780060952419
Publication Date: 
1998-06-02

10 THINGS THAT MAKE FOR A GREAT CATHOLIC FAMILY

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9781612785431

101 DEVOTIONS FOR HOME SCHOOL MOMS

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We all need encouragement. Whether it's a hug when we're scared, an ear that will listen to our frustrations, hands to help with a heavy load, or words of support when we are unsure. And the words that best minister to our hearts are those from someone who knows exactly what we are going through. As a homeschool teacher you encounter challenges above and beyond the variety of tasks all moms face. Challenges that only another homeschool mom would understand. Jackie Wellwood, a mother of seven, committed to homeschooling her children over ten years ago. Here she candidly shares her personal experiences and how they drew her closer to the Lord. She also blends those challenges with encouraging scriptural insights and closes each devotional with a prayer and questions that can help you apply God's truths to your specific situation. It is Jackie's hope that these words of reassurance, together with the understanding and compassion you'll find in these pages, will strengthen your spirit as you walk with the Savior.

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9781581341393
Publication Date: 
1999-12-15
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101 QUES TO ASK BEFORE YOU GET

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The Perfect Remedy for Cold Feet!

More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the One."

Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.

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9780736913942
Publication Date: 
2004-05-31
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101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON CATHOLIC MARRIAGE PREPARATION

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9780809142910

101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON CATHOLIC MARRIED LIFE

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Examines marriage as lived in the context of the Catholic community, which supports the couple spiritually, emotionally, and in many other ways.

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9780809144136
Publication Date: 
2006-08-31
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101 TIPS FOR A HAPPIER MARRIAGE SIMPLE WAYS FOR COUPLES TO GROW CLOSER TO GOD AND TO EACH OTHER

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101 Tips for a Happier Marriage offers Catholic couples concise, practical, and at times humorous suggestions for creating and sustaining a more joyful, peace-filled marriage that is steeped in the beauty and mystery of Catholic faith.

Insights from marriage and family scholar Jennifer Roback Morse combine with the stories of young mother and wife Betsy Kerekes to make this a book for any Catholic couple--young or old--wanting to nurture their marriage. 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage is designed to help Catholic couples improve their relationships by making small changes in their habits, attitudes, and spirituality. Suggestions for everything from the most mundane aspects of marital life (housework, budgeting, weekend football) to the make-or-break components (forgiveness, kindness, prayer) help readers to love and appreciate their spouses anew.

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9781594714467
Publication Date: 
2013-11-11

101 TIPS FOR MARRYING THE RIGHT PERSON

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Are you confused about how to find your true love? Do you want to work on a current dating relationship, preparing it for engagement and marriage?

Packed into 101 bite-sized suggestions, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Personis the help you need to approach dating with confidence and joy, while at the same time helping you become the best, most marriage-ready version of yourself. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes offer inspiration and advice for all stages of your relationship.

With research conducted by the Ruth Institute and almost fifty years of marriage experience between them, authors Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes have compiled their best tips to inspire and support Catholic singles during all stages of dating and engagement. The life-changing ideas in101 Tips for Marrying the Right Personoffer short, practical suggestions that will help you find a mate and build a strong relationship.

You ll find advice for meeting other Catholic singles, questions to ask yourself before getting too serious, and topics to talk about before engagement. Tips include:

  • When you re on the first date, or once you re in a relationship, see the other person for who they are. Avoid thinking you can change him or her; only God can do that.
  • Don t expect your significant other to be perfect when you know that you are not.
  • If you re interested in someone who isn t Catholic, have an open discussion about how you each expect faith to impact your relationship and potential marriage.
  • Morse and Kerekes clearly articulate the challenges that face single Catholics today. The hook-up and cohabitation culture is prevalent in our society and in the media, making the temptation to succumb strong. The authors want you to know that you aren t weak for being interested in these options, but you are strong enough to resist them. You can combat these challenges by recognizing single life and dating as ideal times to discern your own call to the vocation of marriage as well as your dating relationship s readiness for the sacrament.

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    9781594716713
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-09
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    101 TIPS FOR THE SMART STEPMOM

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    Parenting expert and seasoned stepmom Laura Petherbridge gives practical, topically arranged advice for the busy stepmom, sharing tips on navigating drama and handling everyday issues.

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    9780764212215
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-20

    12 UNBREAKABLE PRINCIPLES OF PARENTING EXCEPT WHEN NECESSARY

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    Everyone knows that good parenting requires the strict and constant use of rules that can never, ever be broken?except when necessary. The Twelve Unbreakable Rules of Parenting was inspired by the problems encountered by author Ann Lang O?Connor when deciding how best to raise her children with a strong foundation of faith. In her attempts to find a sense of direction, she developed twelve core principles to provide a systematic way to make decisions on tough issues and day-to-day questions. She writes in her introduction, ?I determined that, out of the thousands of things that I could choose to focus on as a parent, these were the principles on which I wanted to center my energy and attention, so I could let all of the rest go without regret.

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    9780879463052
    Publication Date: 
    2006-03-31
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    130 QUESTIONS CHILDREN ASK ABOUT WAR

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    According to experts, TV's indelible images of castastrophy will linger in the minds of our children long after they fade from the television screens. In this new era of America's “war on terrorism,” Drs. Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop provide reassuring answers to children's questions about war—answers that will help turn children's fears into opportunities for healing and growth. Easy to use topical format with answers that can be read to children.

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    9780842370639
    Publication Date: 
    2002-03-11
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    150 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED

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    The author of The Job Survival Instruction Book presents 150 simple and fun ways to teach a child values and lessons without putting even more strain on one's schedule.

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    9780425165508
    Publication Date: 
    1998-08-31
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    17 THINGS MY KIDS TAUGHT ME ABOUT GOD

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    Mack Stiles offers delightful and moving stories about spiritual sight and spiritual light, about our sin and God's grace that he learned from watching his children.

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    9780830819270
    Publication Date: 
    1998-12-30
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    20 POEMS TO BLESS YOUR MARRIAGE

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    Poems can teach us in ways that surpass other forms of understanding, especially when the subject concerns matters of the heart. When the heart's whispers are too faint for us to hear in ordinary ways, poetry can speak to us with another kind of eloquence.
    From the leap of joy that a couple takes on their wedding day to a fiftieth wedding anniversary that acknowledges the deep connection that a life together can bring, marriage takes us on a journey that passes through seasons and stages, peaks and valleys. This book honors that journey through twenty poems that celebrate and illuminate some of these major stages and provides not only inspiration for the journey but also solace and wisdom. Roger Housden, the author of "Ten Poems to Change Your Life," provides essential insights into the poems, creating a collection of reflective prose and poetry that makes this an inspirational guidebook as much as a volume of poetry.
    In "Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage," Roger Housden offers poems and essays that will give voice to your heart, offering up words and wisdom not just for special occasions but to act as friends and guides to refer to throughout the life of a marriage.

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    9781611800296
    Publication Date: 
    2012-11-30
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    365 FAMILY DEVOTIONS

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    This collection of 365 devotions will serve as a devotional resource for families for years to come. An editors letter serves as a foreword, encouraging parents to attend weekly worship and to include devotions in their daily routine. A short order of worship is included as a suggested framework for daily use as the parents lead each devotion: invocation Bible reading devotion closing prayer Also excellent for classroom use.

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    9780758607980
    Publication Date: 
    2005-07-01

    365 MEDITATIONS FOR MOTHERS BY MOTHERS

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    Twelve women of faith each present a month's worth of short daily devotional readings written specifically for mothers, by women who understand, through their own experiences, the joys and challenges of motherhood.

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    9780687492558
    Publication Date: 
    2007-08-31
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    4 AM MADONNAS: SPIRITUAL GUIDE FOR CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

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    Pregnancy can be a strange process. Having a baby alters your life like nothing else. It is a time when friends, relatives, magazines, and doctors all vie for your attention, telling you what you must have, what you need to do, what you should be feeling. In the midst of this whirlwind it is important to find a sense of inner calm. You can transcend the madness and find something spiritual, something of God, in all of this. It is possible to pay positive attention to your feelings, to enjoy exploring your inner experiences, and to clearly discern what is right for you, your baby, and your new family.
    Based on a broad Christian tradition, this handbook offers exercises for prayer and reflection as a way of exploring your own experiences during those times when you need spiritual guidance most. Although the reflections are specific to pregnancy and motherhood, any woman will find them helpful long after she ceases to be pregnant and her family grows up. This is a gift for mothers of any age.
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    9780764816482
    Publication Date: 
    2007-09-30
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    52 DEVOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES ON THE GO

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    0864202405
    Publication Date: 
    2006-09-01

    52 FUN FAMILY DEVOTIONS

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    Mike and Amy Nappa have written a family devotional for each week of the year, taking a close look at the ordinary things of life to demonstrate and experience spiritual truths.

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    9780806626987
    Publication Date: 
    1994-07-31
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    52 SIMPLE WAYS TO TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT FAITH

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    52 Simple Ways to Talk with Your Kids about Faith by Jim Campbell shares Catholic parenting tips and opportunities for meaningful conversations

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    9780829424744

    99 WAYS TO RAISE SPIRITUALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN

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    Bostrom, author of the popular books 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven and Making

    Space for the Spirit, offers fun, practical, and thought provoking ideas for nurturing the spiritual lives of children, parents, and families. Each of the 99 entries includes a Scripture passage, a theoretical or practical suggestion for weaving together faith and daily life, and a provocative challenge that encourages readers to spend some time contemplating the lessons learned.

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    9780664235369
    Publication Date: 
    2010-11-28

    A IS FOR ADAM BIBLICAL BABY NAMES

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    Fun and fact-filled, this definitive reference to biblical names for children covers the alphabet in scriptural monikers, from Aaron to Zechariah and beyond. Original.

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    9781578563241
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    2000-03-31
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    ABCS OF CHOOSING A GOOD HUSBAND

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    This book offers practical and insightful advice to women on how to choose a partner for life and it restores hope that a lasting, loving, and fulfilling marriage is possible in a divorce-prone world. Here are just a few of the areas covered in Steve Wood s latest book: The 1 predictor of divorce How to develop communication skills The answer to the common question how far can I go? before marriage The best places to find good, eligible men Questions to ask before saying I do When are you ready to marry? How you can avoid regrets after marriage Recommended in Laura Berquist Health SyllabusAuthor: Steve WoodPages: 141, PaperbackPublisher: Family Life CenterISBN: 0-9658582-4-3

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    9781965856246
    Publication Date: 
    2006-12-31

    ACCIDENTAL MARRIAGE

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    What does heroism look like? When does friendship become too costly? Do we ever truly touch one another, or are we doomed to walk alone forever? Can love survive trials, or does it inevitably wither and die?

    "The Accidental Marriage" is a contemporary story that explores these questions through vibrant, sympathetic characters whose struggles and triumphs illustrate that love doesn't always look like you would expect.

    Scott and Megan are friends who live and work in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area. Mostly contented with their jobs and same-sex relationships, they meet for lunch and sympathetic conversation from time to time.

    When Megan's partner wants a baby, Scott offers to help. The ensuing complications force Scott and Megan to grapple with how much they're willing to sacrifice for friendship and for the child they've conceived. When Megan's situation unravels, Scott must step up to responsibilities he's never assumed before.

    Then his circumstances start to crumble, and a series of misfortunes strip them of everything but each other. They end up back in Scott's small Midwestern hometown which he thought he'd left forever. There he learns dark secrets of his own past, and ultimately is forced to wrestle with a terrible legacy which he must master or be destroyed by."

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    9781586179083
    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-30
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