Go Home and Love Your Family

If you have ever seen the movie “Lilo & Stitch,” you might remember a scene in which Nani and Lilo talk after they get into a fight. In that scene, Nani apologizes to Lilo for yelling at her and Lilo responds with, “We’re sisters, it’s our job.” Even though it […]

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Forced to Grow Up

With tears running down my face, I felt for the first time every wound and every scar I had been numb to for so long. It all hit me — I was not OK.

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The 6 Lessons I Learned When I Took a Class on Forgiveness

I allowed hurt from my past to spill over well into my current life, and it was not healthy.

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#Brangelina is Over… And That’s Nothing to Celebrate.

And now, over a decade later, as Brad and Angela’s marriage is ending, all anyone on the internet seems to care about is what a great day it must be for Jennifer.

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That Post-Retreat Parent Conversation: Here’s How to Handle It

They know you well, and they want to know what’s new in your life, whether it’s orthodontics, a crush or the Holy Spirit.

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Peace in the Midst of Divorce

“Do you think they’re going to get divorced?” I would whisper fearfully to my brother.

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That Awkward Silence: Sharing Your Faith With Your Family

The reality is that if you live out your faith there will probably be some conflict and moments of very awkward silence. Like that moment when your aunt tells you all the things 'wrong' with your Church . . . or your condescending cousin drills you on Catholic Church teaching and asks why you so 'mindlessly' follow it? Or when your Mom pulls you aside in the kitchen before family dinner and encourages you to avoid talking about certain topics like abortion or politics?

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