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By Ty Salvant Derrick and I have hosted families and individuals in the past. I didn’t ask the first time, which led to a lengthy discussion on couple decision-making. We have compassion for large families, and we practice stewardship regularly. There is a collective “we” when I share how I accomplish tasks, write blogs or […]
By Ty Salvant A few weeks ago, Derrick and I had an opportunity to participate in a regional convention for Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE), a marriage preparation ministry of the church. Over 40 couples from Texas to Florida gathered to support, encourage and love each other as we reflected on the theme, “Be who God […]
By Ty Salvant With the scope of world issues, it is easy to think one person can’t make a difference. Yet, repeatedly, we encounter individuals who use their God-given gifts to effect change, one step at a time. Recently, I learned about Xernona Clayton, a woman instrumental in the Civil Rights movement and the overall […]
By Ty Salvant What were your summer plans? Did they include camp, visits to grandparents, vacations or just downtime? Regardless of what you’re doing, how you spend your summer is vital. Parenting with intention can be more challenging in the summer, because we all need a break to unwind and decompress. It is also a […]
By Ty Salvant How are you? I’m not okay. A few days ago, I learned about Ralph Yarl, the 16-year-old boy shot twice for going to the wrong house to pick up his siblings. I empathized with his mother. By the grace of God, Ralph survived, but their entire family was traumatized.
By Ty Salvant He sees farther down the road than I do. While I try to say yes to God’s requests, sometimes I hesitate because I don’t want to reprioritize my life, don’t understand the ask or am uncomfortable with the request. Regardless of my reasoning, I usually acquiesce, sometimes a little later than I […]
By Ty Salvant How are new traditions formed? Some are started intentionally, while others happen organically. One year, our Catholic Engaged Encounter community introduced an enrichment during Lent: Stations of the Cross for Married Couples. We all loved it so much that we decided to repeat it the following year and the year after that.
By Ty Salvant Recently, at the beginning of a meeting, I was asked, “How can I help you?” For a split second, I was caught off guard by the question. The purpose of the was meeting to connect, but usually, these meetings are a little more nuanced, and there’s a dance before a genuine offer […]
By Ty Salvant As we begin the new year, reflect on how your family gathered last year. Was it engaging and fulfilling or frustrating and disappointing? Do you all eat at the same table? Do you meet at the same house? Is it family only or are friends invited? Does your family follow the same […]
By Ty Salvant How are you investing in your marriage this Advent? There are several ways to observe this holy time as a couple, which improves your marriage and models healthy relationships for your inner circle. Regardless of their age, our children are watching us. Our examples teach them how to interact, manage conflict, serve, […]
By Ty Salvant When my youngest was born, I started reciting the alphabet-speaking adjectives she possessed or that I wanted her to develop. You are adventurous, brave, calm, driven, empathetic and so on. I would have to recreate the words with each recitation, because I didn’t remember the previous selection. A friend encouraged me to […]