Dr. Tom and Kari Curran confess to having an empty tool box, honking the horn, lacking a bedtime routine, and watching Hallmark movies. Kari reads her favorite poem posted on Mary Grace’s World Race blog, “I Never Knew Jesus had Brown Eyes.” Tom shares insights he’s learned about trauma and trauma-informed care.
Dr. Tom Curran reads and reflects on the scripture passage, The Parable of the Sower. (Mark 4: 1-20) Tom references the recent blog post from Mary Grace Curran on the World Race, “From Seed to Sequoia,” and shares practical stories from family life that relate to different types of soil.
Dr. Tom Curran interviews Catholic Philosopher Dr. Taylor Marshall to answer the questions: What’s going on in the Catholic Church? What can Catholics expect from the future of the priesthood? and, Why is Pope Francis silent about the scandal? Dr. Marshall talks about how parents can talk to their kids about the current scandal and gives practical tips for all Catholics on how to respond today. Learn More About the New Saint Thomas Institute.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran talk about the ‘new normal’ in the Curran home and their new form of parenting. Tom and Kari talk about homeschooling, attending Pentecostal youth group, seeing a therapist, and the protection of guardian angels.
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share stories about their current challenge of parenting five teenagers, such as: sibling rivalry, sarcasm, and push-back. Tom contrasts their parenting principles from the first decade versus the second decade. Kari gives five ‘must have’ tips for organizing a successful family-bonding activity: fun, food, faith, fresh, and furtive.