“Train up a child in a way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
The Christian family constitutes a specific revelation and realization of ecclesial communion … it can and should be called a domestic church. It is a community of faith, hope, and charity (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2204).
The family is the domestic church.
The Four Tasks of the Family
Pope Saint John Paul II the Great was proud to be a champion of the family and its crucial role in the life of all Christians. Along with the many letters and homilies directed to the family, he also wrote Familiaris Consortio -- An Apostolic Exhortation on the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World. Within this remarkable document, he identifies four primary tasks that each family should strive to accomplish:
5 Ways to a Stronger Family
You were made to be a part of a family because you were created in the image and likeness of the Holy Trinity. Furthermore, you are called by your creation to make your families places that reflect the profound relationships of life and love that exists between the three persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When you do this, your family becomes a domestic church, a place where God is worshipped and adored, and where his will is sought and acted upon.
Resources for Family and Parenting
- Parents And Parenting from the USCCB website
- Family Life and Parenting
- Tools for Building a Domestic Church
The Family Life Office of Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas provides lot of resources..