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By Megan Lacourrege Team-building can be important in the workplace, but, in a family, it can be just as valuable. There are a couple of free resources my family has used to grow in our relationships with each other. One is the “Five Love Languages,” which was created by author Gary Chapman. He identified five […]
By Megan Lacourrege I remember first becoming body conscious in elementary school. Girls were called “fat” or “ugly.” Unfortunately, I was in that number many times, and it deeply affected my self-esteem. I was a bit surprised to discover that this way of making fun of others continued well past school. Most shocking to […]
By Megan Lacourrege A few years ago, I was teaching in the parish school of religion to sixth graders. We were studying the Old Testament. When we got to the story of how David became king, I was struck by the similarities to the fairy tale “Cinderella.” God instructs the prophet Samuel to go to […]
By Megan Lacourrege The shock of losing a baby to miscarriage is difficult enough, but it can be overwhelming if, afterwards, you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s well-known that people, like soldiers or accident survivors, may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but few realize that miscarriage can also cause PTSD.
By Megan Lacourrege “Theology of the Body” by Pope St. John Paul II is a thought-provoking read. A celibate himself, John Paul II took observations from his own upbringing and years of counseling couples amidst their marital trials to give public homilies on human sexuality. These homilies were transcribed and compiled to make “Theology of […]
By Megan Lacourrege As I prepared to welcome a new baby amidst the pandemic a few months ago, I was a little perturbed by the uncertainties. What would be the hospital’s protocol? Would we be safe there? Who would babysit our older child? I turned to Mary a lot at that time, asking our heavenly […]
By Megan Lacourrege My husband and I are in the habit of daily praying evening prayer from Liturgy of the Hours. This form of prayer cycles through the same Psalms in the course of a few weeks. One we pray over and again is Psalm 127: “Unless the Lord builds a house, its builder’s labor […]
By Megan Lacourrege Last year, I had the chance to hear a moving testimony by Kylie Bisutti. A former model, Kylie won Victoria Secret’s Angel Search in 2009. Even at the height of her success, she felt more insecure than ever. The pressure of seeming picture-perfect didn’t make her happy. She committed to leaving the […]
By Megan Lacourrege As a parent, much of my job is to teach my kids, but I love the moments when my kids teach me. It’s awe-inspiring, to be sure. I often have reflected on Jesus’s words from Matthew’s Gospel: “Unless you become like little children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” What […]
By Megan Lacourrege I think it is impossible to look at the ultrasound pictures taken during pregnancy and not to begin dreaming. That’s how it’s been for me, anyway. In 2018, when I saw the ultrasound image of a teeny, tiny baby at just eight weeks in my womb, I wondered who that little person […]
By Megan Lacourrege “Mom, I need help!” I can count on hearing these words echo through my house regularly. I always wonder what I’m going to find. A spill? A request for help reaching something high up? An invitation to play a game?