A Family Worth Fighting For
Mother’s Day is around the corner and that always makes me think of family. Every Catholic man has a mother. All of us have a commandment to honor our father and mother. How well do we honor our parents? For many of us who are grown this is easy, but some of you may have a strained relationship. Take thr initiative to start the healing.
The majority of us need to look at our own Catholic homes next. How well do you treat your wife? Does she feel loved? Do your kids feel your love for your wife? Dude, get on this. She is your #1 helper in this world. She is the queen of your domestic church. Whatever problems you think you have with her, please start by fixing yourself. Rise above your pride and be a servant leader who goes above and beyond to be everything she needs. If you need help, swallow your pride and ask your wife how you can help improve. If you don’t already, pray for her every day. Ask God’s blessings for her. Commit yourself to prayer and improvement.
Then the kids. Look, with all the wiipods and itouch and flying machines it is a small miracle if we get kids to pay attention for 3 minutes. Start spending unplugged time with each child each day. Roughhouse, play games, read stories, throw a ball, go for a walk. Get away from the electronics and be with them. Take your kids to Eucharistic Adoration. You are never going to regret not spending more time on your phone. You will regret not spending more time with your kids. They grow up fast. The time you spend (or dont spend) will shape their future and their present.
Single Catholic dudes (and non-Catholic dudes too), start now being the husband and dad you need to be. All of us must first be men of God. It is worth the effort. It is worth the time. It is worth the struggle. Fight for your families. I am praying for you. Pray for me.
Posted on May 8, 2014, in Catholic Husbands, Catholic Manliness, Parenting and tagged catholic dad, catholic husband, catholic parent, family, good husband, parenting. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.