WE SEE OURSELVES
AS DEVOUT CATHOLICS
BUT WHAT DO OUR CHILDREN SEE?
Do our children see a mother and a father both living in contemplative love for God with
a constant awareness of His presence and engaged in an all-out battle with the evil
of the world?
More often than not our children donít see living faith. They donít
see protection from evil. They donít see genuine, fruitful devotion. They donít see
genuine love for God.
Instead, they see our external acts of devotion as meaningless because
they see all the other things we do that contradict the true faith.
Thus we lose credibilityóand when parents lose credibility, children
become cynical and angry and turn to the social world around them for identity and
acceptance. They are children who have more concern for social approval than for loving
They are fallen children. Letís bring them back.
Part One: The Psychological Background
Background | Family Systems | Marriage | Divorce | The Role of a
Father | Anger | Domestic Violence | Child Abuse | Denial and
Lies | Lust and Violence | Guilt | Disobedience | A Lesson from Dog
Training | Physical Affection | Educating Children | Discipline: An
Overview | Punishment | Growth | Shaping Positive Behavior | How to
Say ďNoĒ to a Child | The Loss of Innocence | Helping Children Heal
Part Two: Questions and Answers
When Children Fall | Helping a Son | Cultural Subversion | Too Busy? |
Parental Love for a Child | Breaking a Cycle of Hate | Botched | Anger at
Parents | Honoring Your Parents | Unconscious Anger | Scruples | Heart
Attack | Paralyzed in a Dysfunctional Family | Procrastination | Modesty |
Discovering Masturbation | Revenge Factor | Angry Trad | Blind to Your Own
Anger | Sending Yourself to Hell | Keeping the Peace | Angry Baptist |
Lust and Marriage | Old Love | The Yearning for Union | Why Marriage? |
Desperate for a Child | Career or Family? | A Nightmare Marriage | Tattoos |
Danger to Society?
Appendix I: Catholic Compassion
Compassion | Chastity | Responsibility | Serving the Self | Disobeying God | Identity | To
Die in All Things | The Proof
Appendix II: Gratitude
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