Six Sacred Rules for Families

Six Sacred Rules for Families

by Tim Muldoon

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ISBN-13: 9781594713729
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,006,291
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tim Muldoon is a professor and has authored and edited several books. He served as chair of the department of religious studies, philosophy, and theology at Mount Aloysius College for many years before being named the inaugural director of the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College. He currently serves in the division of university mission and ministry at Boston College, and teaches in the university's college of arts and sciences. He and his wife Sue are the parents of three children.

Sue Muldoon is a therapist and religious educator who has worked in clinical, collegiate, and parish settings. Her clinical work has focused on young adults and children. She worked for many years in college counseling at Saint Vincent College and Saint Francis University. She has also worked as a director of religious education for Good Shepherd Parish in Wayland, Massachusetts. She and her husband Tim are the parents of three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 A New Vision of Family Life

1 Change Your Perspective 1

2 Our Desires, God's Desires 9

3 Awareness in Everyday Life 17

4 Family Life as a Vocation 23

Part 2 Rules for Family Spirituality

5 The First Rule: God Brings Our Family Together on Pilgrimage 35

6 The Second Rule: Our Love for One Another Leads to Joy 43

7 The Third Rule: Our Family Doesn't Care about "Success" 47

8 The Fourth Rule: God Stretches Our Family toward His Kingdom 53

9 The Fifth Rule: God Will Help Us 59

10 The Sixth Rule: We Must Learn Which Desires Lead Us to Freedom 63

Part 3 Praying and Living the Rules

11 Sacred Stories 71

12 The Witness of Others 77

13 Reading Scripture 81

14 Searching for Jesus 87

15 Conversion and Forgiveness 93

16 Compassion 101

17 Family Celebration 107

18 Discernment and Vocation 115

19 Self-Knowledge and the Good 123

20 Discernment for the Kingdom 129

Conclusion: Beyond the Rules 137

Appendix: Spiritual Practices for Parents and Families 139

Notes 145

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