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THE JOYS & CHALLENGES OF FAMILY LIFE
Catholic husbands and fathers speak out
By Brandon McGinley, Editor

"You may want to live like a bachelor, but those days are behind you, chief. "
So says the man in the mirror on those days when he just wants to hang out with his buddies and sip good bourbon or sit on the couch and watch an action movie. "Snap out of it."
This internal dialogue isn't foreign to most husbands or dads - including the eight regular guys who share their stories in The Joys and Challenges of Family Life: Catholic Husbands and Fathers Speak Out.
They've all dealt with the tough, crazy, scary, fun, and always humbling aspects of being a husband and dad in the 21st century, including:
- fatherhood for the first time (or lots of times),
- infertility,
- raising kids in the faith,
- technology and family life,
- the porn war and much more.

Hang out with these men and find out how they are navigating all the stuff that makes up family life in contemporary society with the help of their Catholic faith.
2015 pb 159pp R265.00




THE DISCERNING PARENT
An Ignatian Guide to Raising Your Teen
Tim and Sue Muldoon

Blending personal experience and practical advice with wisdom they’ve learned from Ignatian spirituality, Tim and Sue Muldoon offer guidance for Catholic parents raising teens and tweens. You’ll gain confidence to help your teen make better decisions, deepen the roots for your parenting, and relate to your teen in a way that reflects the tenacious love of God.
This thoughtful approach shows you how to talk with your children openly about freedom vs. limits, friendships, family time, sexuality, the use and abuse of technology, faith and Catholic practice, recognizing the needs of others, and getting through hard times together. You’ll discover when to be tough and when to be forgiving, when to control and when to give freedom, when to give feedback and when to wait. You will learn the importance of praying for your teens, and the important of praying together as a family.
Daily and weekly prayers, devotions, and meditations will guide you as the Muldoons show how this is a time of discernment for you as well as your teens—and create a way for you to move through these challenging years together.
2017 pb 192pp R275.00




THE CATHOLIC MOM'S PRAYER COMPANION
A Book of Daily Reflections 
Edited by Lisa M. Hendey & Sarah A. Reinhard

Are you a Catholic mom who prays for the wisdom and patience to get through each day? Do you pray for your children, husband, family and friends, and sometimes even yourself? The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion offers a new, daily resource to make the most of those few, precious minutes you have to pause and reflect.
For more than fifteen years, the award-winning CatholicMom.com website has been a trusted source for sound, practical, and spiritual guidance. In their new book, authors Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and trusted spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. You’ll find encouragement when you’re struggling, reassurance when you feel alone, and comfort when you’re distracted by worry.
2016 pb 365+pp R279.00




FAMILY PRAYERS FOR DAILY GRACE
Renee Bartkowski

Family Prayers for Daily Grace provides the prayerful words that describe a wide range of family experiences. Beginning with a selection of mealtime blessings and prayers of thanks, expressions of gratitude naturally flow into collections of prayers of appreciation for the many blessings of home and family. More intimate prayer topics focus on facing the challenges of life, learning and growing, the importance of developing personalities, and overcoming bad habits. Prayers about relating to other people and developing social values are provided as prayerful reminders that family members must reach out to others in the spirit of the Gospel.
2003 pb 95pp R69.00