This book, much needed, will assist new families starting out and also parents in need of a fresh breath of air to reinforce a true Catholic Christian style of parenting. This book presents many ideals needed in many homes today. It blends both practical ideas for parents with the resources of Church wisdom from encyclicals and writings of Pope John Paul II. This kind of information helps to challenge and inspire parents to raise children as gifts from God; to bring them up as St. Joseph and Mary did the Christ Child. Reading this book brings the realization that parents must ready their children to be returned to God for all eternity.
Discipline with love runs throught the entire book. The importance of Confession and seeking forgiveness and participating in the Holy Eucharist as a family is presented. These Sacraments are most important to keep the family together. A balance in keeping our priorities in place as a family can be the fruit of this book. 102 pages.
Ch. 1. "Family, Become What Your Are
Ch. 2. The Importance of Family Discipline
Ch. 3. Being Counter-Cultural in Today's Society
Ch. 4. Dating for Young People
Ch. 5. Obedience to Authority
Ch. 6. Using Authority in Discipline
Ch. 7. Discipline and Catechesis Go Together
Ch. 8. Family Bonding with the Sacred
Ch. 9. United Front of Parents for Discipline
Ch. 10. "Not My Will But Yours Be Done" (Luke 22:42).
Ch. 11. Forming Your Family Amidst the Crisis of Faith
Tools for this Family Apostolate