Honoring Fatherhood, and Imperfect Fathers

Honoring Fatherhood, and Imperfect Fathers

In an age that questions, doubts, and undermines first things, there is at least one silver lining. It demands that we look more intently and perhaps even discover some of these ‘first things’ for the first time. Fatherhood stands out among these. It might have seemed...
Friendship in Marriage: What Really Makes a Home

Friendship in Marriage: What Really Makes a Home

A key explanation of why happiness is so elusive is in the answer to this question: Why are some homes more a ‘home’ than others? This is no surprise, since the wise tell us that home is where our heart is at rest. Indeed, where else would our heart be at rest? Life...
Learning How and Why to be Still Every Day

Learning How and Why to be Still Every Day

One of the most arresting lines in the Psalms is in 46:10, “Be still and see that I am God.” The verbs in Latin are memorable: vacate et videte. As these are plural imperatives it seems to be a command that applies to everyone. And it begins with a demanding...
Changing How Our Children Do Dating

Changing How Our Children Do Dating

How our young people date is problematic; and I’m not talking about the mainstream habits of a ‘hookup culture.’ I mean young people from families with traditional values, where preparing for marriage and waiting for marriage are implicit, accepted goods. It is not...
Who is Setting the Tone at Home? 3 Suggestions

Who is Setting the Tone at Home? 3 Suggestions

How I think about marriage and homelife is much affected by life with my wife. I must remind myself not to universalize too quickly or without nuance. Yet I think what I’ve seen with my eyes, and felt in my heart, does point to something that goes beyond the...

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