Marriage & Parenting

Getting it wrong trying to make things right

What should they do? Tony says "She wants everything to be exactly even for the children." Lynne says "I want to give all of our children the same attention." By Deacon Tom and JoAnne Fogle

Does forgiving mean forgetting?

By Dr. Cathleen McGreal In his 1605 novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra writes, “Let us forget and forgive injuries.” When my son, Ryan, heard this month’s topic for my column, he immediately said, “Like the time I was playing ball in the living room…

He thinks her faith is too much of a good thing

By Deacon Tom and JoAnne Fogle The first thing we noticed is both Laura and Steve agree that religious practices are driving them apart, instead of bringing them closer together. When both spouses recognize the particular wall that is keeping them apart, that is a step in the right direction.…

Three ways to help your child pray in a healthy way

By Dr. Cathleen McGreal Not long ago, my son Ryan came home from school saying, “This is my lucky day!” He put four quarters in the vending machine and two bottles of soda popped out. The expectation with vending machines is that you put in a designated number of coins,…

What do they do?

By Deacon Tom and JoAnne Fogle When Tim and Maureen, like all married couples before them, stood before God and the community and pledged their love by repeating the words “for better, for worse” or “in good times and in bad,” they totally committed themselves to each other. No matter…