The death of a spouse is immensely painful and can feel very much like losing a part of your identity.
Having shared and built a life together with your partner, how does one make sense of the emptiness left behind and find the strength to move forward? What is left of the future if the plans made together as one can no longer be fulfilled together?
Read Bernard’s sharing, in which he shares the struggles of losing his wife and his reflections of the bereavement journey.
The importance of a Father's presence in one's developmental years has been well documented and researched over the years. How does a present father help with their child's development? What are the implications of an absent father?
Read more to hear two young men share their experiences with either a present or absent father.
How you and your spouse can work together to share difficult topics with your child
As parents, we are our children’s first educators. This is truly a heavy responsibility, and one that might necessitate us having challenging, but important conversations with them. As a couple, how can we best work together and support one another, in order to ensure we have effective, yet meaningful conversations with our children?
Read on for 3 tips we would like to share with you!
Motherhood: Sanctifying Family Life through Jesus’ Humanity
Motherhood is one such “ordinary” path. Often, it is filled with it’s own set of challenges, and twists and turns along the way. Yet, it is certainly a journey no mother would exchange the world for. These are sentiments commonly expressed by mothers of the Couple Empowerment Programme (CEP), an Archdiocesan-approved Post-Marriage Catechesis and formation programme based on the Catholic Church’s teachings, which also touch on modern day issues faced by married couples.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day come 9 May, let us hear the reflections of Marie and Yunita, two mothers from CEP, and their journeys of Motherhood amidst the realities of their family life. They share with us their stories.
Family life is always changing, and needs to constantly adapt to meet the needs of the times. How has Family Life Society, the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family, and eventually Catholic Family Life, evolved to meet the needs of Singaporean families more intimately?