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The Internet seems to have lost its collective brain cells again, this time thanks to boxing superstar and pride of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao’s statement on same sex “marriage”, saying, Common sense lang. Makakita ka ba ng any animals na lalaki sa lalaki o babae sa babae? Mas mabuti pa iyong hayop, [chuckle] marunong kumikilala …
The fear of intimacy is neither rare nor new. Every person has this fear, though we experience it to different degrees. Its root of course is a fear of rejection. As we raise our children, it is our constant challenge to love them unconditionally, so that they never feel rejected and don’t leave our home …
Let’s Talk Submission: Part 1 Let’s Talk Submission Part 2: Some Practical Suggestions I’d like to go back to some women’s concerns about their husband’s inability or unwillingness to lead, and ways to help with that. Try writing out a family mission statement. That way both you and hubby can focus on the goal, and …
Let’s Talk Submission: Part 1 Let’s Talk Submission Part 3: Last Thoughts We can do a lot towards rebuilding the husband’s role in our marriages: We need to stop being control-freaks (speaking to myself here really) and let men take the lead whenever possible. Especially when it’s not life and death, or risking our children’s …
Let’s Talk Submission Part 2: Some Practical Suggestions Let’s Talk Submission Part 3: Last Thoughts Last week, a friend asked me if I had a blog post on submission. She asked,”Does that mean we (women) don’t get to have opinions?” I promised her a more detailed answer, but assured her immediately that the answer to …
Family Celebrate life: birthdays, name days, anniversaries. Celebrate the living. Spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Get your marriage right. Seek spiritual direction if you need to, as individuals or as a couple. Have kids, have more kids, adopt, or sponsor a child. Nurture relationships within the home especially among siblings. Document your family’s …
SELF Then: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27 Now: Me + Feelings + Hormones + Surgery = Gender-fluid I create myself. MARRIAGE Then: When he brought her to the man, the man said: “This one, at …
What he said: Dear Brothers and Sisters: We know well that every family on occasion suffers moments when one family member offends another. Through our words, actions, or omissions, instead of expressing love for our spouse or children, we can sometimes diminish or demean that love. Hiding these hurts only deepens such wounds, leading to …
Part 2 is up over at Fathers for Good — wherein I talk about marriage. Great love stories often involve tremendous conflict and heroic resolution. By that standard, the story of my husband and me is pretty run-of-the-mill. I hesitate to write this column because our marriage has been so stress free, and people may …
When my family migrated to the United States in 1986, I had no idea what God had in store for me. I didn’t want to go. I wanted to finish college and settle down with whomever God had picked out for me, at age 27, after a courtship of at least five years… but God …
[This is a blog post from Veronica Cleofe-Alejar. Nikka is wife to Dong Alejar, and mother to four, two girls and two boys ages 2 to 10. She gave up her broadcasting career after the Lord converted her, but continues to use her skills and talents in the service of the Lord in church activities. …
The conversation on legalizing divorce in the Philippines continues unabated in my circles, and last night’s discussion led me to an AHA! moment. It is common knowledge that the Philippines is “a Catholic country”. However, lately it’s become clearer that many Filipino Catholics have not internalized their faith. It is but natural, therefore, that the Catholic …
Link to Part 1. Link to Part 2. Q. What about people who can’t afford legal services? A. There are legal aid offices which provide free legal services in the Philippines, though not many. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines has chapters all over the Philippines. If they are in Manila, they can try the …
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I received several comments on my previous blog post on divorce, so here’s Part 2. Mostly what I’m seeing is that people have a lot of misconceptions about what divorce is vs. annulment. I myself am not an expert and rely on people to educate me on these things, but I did find this useful …
Today, while my hubby cleared spaces of dried brush and old wood, our 6-year-old ran around enjoying the sun and the chill air; I planted seeds. “As soon as the ground can be worked”, said most of the packets. This was as good a time as any to get started. I’ve had one heck of …
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