Lisa and I have a lot to celebrate, we’re already getting tremendous feedback about how When Divorce is Not an Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love is changing lives. But today, we’re proud to announce our newest arrival!
Then Comes Baby: A Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood was just officially released by Ave Maria Press TODAY!!! This is a book about finding that balance between baby-bonding, mommy-care, marriage-maintenance, that help parents confidently overcome all the challenges that are part and parcel of creating an incredible Catholic family from the ground up.
Here are some sample topics…
Baby-Care: How do I evaluate conflicting parenting advice? How can I get my baby and toddler to sleep? How do I know if my baby/toddler is developing well? How can I get my baby’s faith life off to a good start? What can I do to prepare my child (and the rest of my family) for baptism? What are creative ways to engage my baby? How can I handle my little one at Church (and still get something out of it)?
Mommy Care: How can I make sure to rebound emotionally, physically, and spiritually in those first months after delivery? How can I become a confident mom? How do I balance my need to care for my baby with my need to take care of myself? How can overcome self-criticism? How can I get the help and support I need to be a great mom? How can I make sure I don’t feel trapped at home or bored?
Marriage Care: What’s the secret of growing closer because of children rather than in spite of them? How can we be fully present to our child and still have a great marriage? How can we take care of each other so we can both be our best? How do we support each other when we’re feeling frustrated, tired, or burned out? How do we handle issues around sex and romance? How can we keep the spark alive? How do we manage dates with a newborn and toddler?
Family Care: How can we get our family life off to a great start? How does life change after baby comes and how can we rise to those challenges? What do families that really enjoy each other teach us about living a joy-filled family life? What 4 things are absolutely critical for starting a happy, healthy, faithful family life? How do we handle issues with our parents and extended family?
AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE!!!
Check out what others are saying…
~”Then Comes Baby provides solid, hands-on help and rich Catholic guidance for parents on how to love their child deeply as they strengthen their love for each other. This book will help them become holy families.” Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
~“Then Comes Baby is a delightful book for new Catholic parents, full of personal anecdotes and wonderful insights. But most of all, the advice and encouragement you will find is extremely useful in learning how to be the parents God has called you to be. What we like best about this book is that it addresses the new mom and the new dad with equal emphasis. Husbands and wives are together called to build a healthy Catholic family by having a strong faith walk. This book tells them what works when both parents, together, are uniquely aware of the design God intends for families when Baby comes.” Dr. William and Martha Sears. Co-authors of The Baby Book and The Attachment Parenting Book
~”God wants to fill the hearts of families with the fire of his love. Greg and Lisa Popcak show you how to open to that love through all the joys and challenges of welcoming a new baby. If family life is a gift, Then Comes Baby shows you how to unwrap and celebrate that gift in all its forms.” Christopher West. Author of Fill These Hearts: God, Sex, and the Universal Longing