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Partnership in Parenting

Partnership in Parenting

Christ is Risen! Some might say that I am not a typical man. Ever since I was kid, I have liked to talk, socialize, and listen to other people’s problems.  This is probably why I never felt comfortable meeting people at bars or night clubs; to me, everyone at these...
Facing the Mirror of Motherhood

Facing the Mirror of Motherhood

Once upon a time, I thought my primary role as a mama was to nurture my children – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Time – and many children later – have refined and broadened that perspective. I still think this is a primary role of mine,...
A Mother’s Hidden Heart

A Mother’s Hidden Heart

Once a very devout woman came to me and asked: “What shall I do father? I am illiterate and do not know the prayers. Will I be saved without praying?” I asked her: “You do not pray?” “Yes, I pray.” “So how do you pray?”...
Asceticism of Fatherhood

Asceticism of Fatherhood

At 3 in the morning, our house is quiet and dark. The distractions of the day all fade into silence, no to-do lists, no errands, no calls, nothing. I learned this the night we brought Elise home from the hospital and was reminded the countless nights over the next...