Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about practical examples of encountering the front line of the battle between the cultural tsunami and faith-filled family life. Kari talks about her Mother’s Day hike and Tom talks about the contrast between profundity and intensity.
Dr. Tom Curran shares painful statistics about the damage of the cultural tsunami on Catholic youth and families. Tom talks about the dangers lurking in today’s culture: gender dysphoria, the digital world, movies, and more.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the importance of family meetings: manners, medical emergencies, media, and more! The Currans read their family Christmas letter and talk about how they helped their kids discern a Word of the Year.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran testify to the challenge of parenting iGen teenagers by exploring the following topics: smartphone contracts, social media rules, sleepover policy, the clergy sexual assault crisis, ‘vaping’ and more. Tom talks about how to manage apps/internet usage on a mobile device and Kari gives ideas on how to utilize smartphones to incentivize faith formation, hard work and good grades.
The Currans reflect on doubt vs. faith and the connection between struggle and triumph. Tom talks about the message he spoke to Catholic school parents and reads an excerpt from the book Kingdom Journeys: The Lost Spiritual Discipline by Seth Barnes. Kari shares stories from the send-off party for Mary Grace and continues to discuss their smart-phone rules for teens.