Sexuality and gender seem unique in their capacity to elicit terror in adults and embarrassment in children.
My daughter told me, “For you being a priest, we aren’t the most religious family.” Is that because our faith is practical and immersive?
Our families show us God in everyday life. Recognizing these moments is critical for our faith and the faith of our children.
Parenting gets rough when everyone’s problems happen at the same time. What do you do when eveyrone in the family struggles — including you?
In Saul I recognize the passionate energy of my own boys and many other children I’ve worked with over the years.
Talking with unchurched grandchildren about matters of faith involves a dance whose steps I’m still learning.
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
One Advent, completely by accident, Christmas carols became part of the bedtime routine. And we were glad.
We do not keep elves on any of our shelves to send behavior reports to the North Pole. Christ came for us while we were yet on the naughty list.
I want to give my children gifts, but I don’t want them to confuse the fun of getting stuff with real joy.