A PRACTICAL, USER-FRIENDLY GUIDE TO SHARING THE FAITH WITH CHILDREN
Raising a Catholic family is never easy, especially when it comes to discussing our faith with our children. Despite trying our best, sometimes we all need a little encouragement and tips on how to address issues of faith respectfully, honestly, and accurately.
Written by Julianne Stanz, bestselling author, catechist, lay church leader, and mother of three, The Catholic Parents’ Survival Guide is a practical user’s manual to talking with children about how to navigate life through the lens of the Catholic faith. And Julianne recognizes that families today can have different shapes and backgrounds, so she incorporates a variety of perspectives and experiences.
Featuring an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, Julianne not only equips parents and teachers with tools to help explain Catholic beliefs, ethics, morality, and faith practices, she also prepares them on how to deliver this information in a manner that will resonate with children. She addresses such questions as:
Who is God?
What is the Holy Spirit?
What happens if you miss Mass?
What happens after we die?
Does God answer prayers?
What will we do in heaven?
Do Catholics pray to Mary?
Why can’t women become priests?
In addition, each chapter includes key takeaways, notes for reflection, recommended resources, and tips for putting these insights into practice. The Catholic Parents’ Survival Guide gives you reliable information about the Catholic faith and practical, parent-tested methods for sharing it with children.