Happy St. Patrick’s Day, during a Friday in Lent! Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share parenting tips connected to the 10 Commandments. Tom teaches an overview of the 10 commandments as: given out of love, given as commands (not suggestions), given in the Desert, given to be guardrails for kids, given to trust in God’s promise ”I am with you,” and given to prepare us for the Promise Land.
The Currans share stories from the first few days of Lent. Kari reflects on the joy of feeling celebrate on her birthday and shares a story about responding to God’s Word to her for Lent 2017. Tom explores the meaning of ‘the desert’ and the way commitments lead to simplicity.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran prepare for Lent by discussing their commitments to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Tom shares a story about receiving generosity when deserving the opposite. Kari talks about spring, Fat Tuesday and upcoming feast days in Lent.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran explore the questions: what makes a holy wedding, a good toast and a successful launch into marriage? Tom talks about the stewardship of parents to navigate teenage children through courtship and dating. Kari reflects on a holy wedding they witnessed and develops a 100 point system for dating standards.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about how to use the gifts of time, talent and treasure to create a great Valentine’s Day celebration. Tom begins the program with a Valentine’s Day quiz. Kari talks about attending a women’s retreat and reads quotes from Thirsting for Prayer by Fr. Jacques Philippe.