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A Father's Gratitude

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The life of a stay-at-home dad isn’t easy. It’s much more difficult than I imagined it would be. My days are in constant motion. I get out of bed at 5 am, because if I don’t have time for myself before 7 am, I won’t see another moment until after 7 pm.
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Presents wrapped in front of the tree

With just a few weeks until Christmas, I’m sure that your shopping is in full swing. For many of us, the hustle and bustle can be disheartening. In this season of Advent, we wait with joyful hope, but most of our focus is on other things.Read Article

Returning to Divine Freedom

The faith of the martyrs has always been an inspiration to me. Throughout history, men and women of all ages and states in life have laid down their lives in defense of the Church and Truth. Their executions have seldom been merciful. Rather, their deaths were calculated to inflict the greatest pain, humiliation, and terror. Miraculously, the opposite has happened. These gruesome executions occur even to this day around the World.Read Article

Count Your Blessings

Greetings from the Jersey Shore! My family has gathered from five different states to celebrate Thanksgiving together. Kids are running all over the house and plenty of warm feelings are going around. The holiday season is in full swing, and I’m enjoying some rest after another busy year.Read Article

Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Life is full of grand adventure. Our emotions, and the circumstances around us, can cast us into profound sadness or propel us to extreme happiness. We all have a tendency to take things for granted, so when we’re in the times of great joy, we should remember to acknowledge the source from which all blessings flow.Read Article

Thank A Vet

Five words are all it takes to make the difference in a service member's life. We see men and women all the time who are either currently serving in our Armed Forces or wearing apparel that tells us that they served. I strongly encourage you to take a moment, stop them, and say, "Thank you for your service."Read Article

For Granted

In life, it becomes incredibly easy to take things for granted. Small joys and simple pleasures tend to melt into the background after their initial newness fades. Something as wonderfully cute as a snoring baby can amount to little if we don't consciously take a moment to enjoy it.Read Article

Cherish Your Family

The life of a family is one of seasons. There’s the season before a couple has children. There’s the season when they have young children. There’s the season when the children are becoming adults. Finally, there’s the season when the children are grown and are starting their own families. Each season has it’s joys and challenges. The key to living a successful family life is to cherish each season.Read Article

Recognize Her Value

The other day I was looking at my iPhone. As I looked at the many apps that have earned a spot on my home screen, I realized how much they have changed the way I live my life daily. It’s not that I’d be lost without my phone, but my life would be different. I wouldn’t be as efficient or as motivated.Read Article

The Joy of Weddings

Now that I have been married for almost a year, I have had the pleasure of experiencing several weddings of family and friends.Read Article

She's Perfect

Your wife is perfect for you. She is exactly what you need. From the beginning of time and space, you were both meant to be together, to form a domestic Church.Read Article

Cherish the Good Times

Marriage is hard. Like anything in life, it has it’s own seasons. Some days are more amazing than the days when you first started dating. Some days are so bad that you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

You have to learn to take advantage of the good times. You have to learn to turn everything off and focus on your marriage when times are going well. By taking advantage of the good times, you can work to shorten the bad.

Everything in your marriage is based on the relationship with your wife. If your relationship is bad, the money will be screwed up. If your relationship is bad, your work will decline in quality. If your relationship is bad, every single aspect of your life suffers.

We don’t spend time focused on building our relationships. As men, we wake up in the morning, determine the objectives that we must complete in order to have a successful day. Then we let nothing stand in the way.

I know how it feels. In fact, I felt that way, too. What I found was that when my wife and I were having a good day, my day got better when I put my life on hold to be with her. Did I check everything off of my todo list that day? No. Did I invest my time wisely? Absolutely.

You see, the more that you and your wife are in harmony, the fewer bad days that you will have. You cannot completely eliminate them, but you can severely reduce them. When those bad days do come, you’ll be better prepared to handle them.

We need to learn to truly stop and smell the roses. A good day in your relationship presents the opportunity to make that day even better. It presents the opportunity to strengthen your bond. It presents the opportunity to grow in harmony.

Let’s be smart enough to seize those opportunities. Let’s be sure we don’t let anything get in the way of us cherishing the good times.
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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet also dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. He dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.