Reading The Bible As A Family: 5 Steps To Get Started

For years I wished that I read the Bible with my kids. And when I say Bible, I'm talking about the real Bible. There were even times that I felt like a phony for running this blog and still not being someone who actually read the Bible to my kids. Then, I figured out the secret to making Bible reading a normal occurrence in our house, and that is, to simply do it. That's right - Scripture … [Read more...]

How to Set Up a Home Altar: Catholic Home Altar Ideas

In continuing with our series Passing on the Catholic Faith to Your Kids, I wanted to touch on setting up a home altar. When I first heard the term home altar, I felt a little scared. I didn't know what I was doing, and the idea of setting up an official "altar" felt out-of-my-league. Sometimes home altars are also referred to as family altars, prayer tables, or altar tables. Don't let these names … [Read more...]

Observing Lent: Do Sundays and Special Celebration Days “Count”?

We have a large community here at Catholic Icing, so I know I'm right when I assume that some of you have kids with a birthday on Ash Wednesday, or on a Friday during this Lent. Or maybe there is a graduation celebration, a wedding, or something else coming up and the timing was out of your control. Someone reading this right now has been stressed out wondering what to do about that. So … [Read more...]

Weaving The Catholic Faith Into Your Child’s Life

The most important thing to me in raising my children is that I instill a life-long faith of God in them. After a lot of thought and observation of other Catholic families, I came up with a theory about weaving the Catholic faith into the lives of my children.     Here's my theory: If going to church is just one thing we do in a long list of things that we do, it can easily … [Read more...]

Leading By Example – Examine Your Relationship With God

Today, we are continuing with our series "Passing on the Catholic Faith to your Children". We have already covered: 6 Ways to Pass on the Catholic Faith to Your Children In my original post, I mentioned leading by example, and that do-what-I-say-not-what-I-do is an unacceptable approach. If we are leading by example, we must make sure that we are setting the right example, and in order … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Pass on the Catholic Faith to Your Children

How do we pass on the Catholic faith to our kids? This is what we all want, right? Keep them Catholic? To raise little saints? But the really big question is, how do we accomplish that? Boy, if I had the foolproof way to answer these questions, I'd be the smartest person in the world. All we can do is our best. After all, God gave all of us free will, and our children will have to choose … [Read more...]