“The strength of the family lies in its capacity to love and to teach how to love….The family is where we are formed as people.” Pope Francis
Church teaching and guidance on Family life may be found in official documents from:
LoveEd is a Catholic program that helps parishes and schools empower parents to teach both the theology and science of human sexuality within the context of God’s plan for love and life. By offering LoveEd, parishes provide a format to assist parents, grandparents or guardians—the primary educators—to guide and inform their children accurately, fully and lovingly. LoveEd doesn’t just teach the facts of life, but the meaning of life.
This is a parent-guided, age-appropriate, gender-specific program that teaches children about God’s plan for life, love, sexuality, and purity. It equips parents to have positive, life-changing conversations with their kids. It facilitates these conversations at two important life transitions: as they enter puberty (around grade 5 or 6), and just before they begin high school (grade 7 or 8).
For more information or to schedule a facilitator training or parent event, contact the Office of Family Life (561)775-9553
St. John Paul II taught us that the family is the first and foremost school of virtue where the members learn to be a gift to others. Through their family, children learn foundational lessons about the world around them that equip them to discern right from wrong and develop good morals and values (On the Role of Christian Family in the Modern World, 42-43).
As the primary educators of your children, you are best suited to helping your children grow in goodness and virtue. However, raising children in today’s secular society is challenging. Some days it can seem almost impossible to instill holiness and virtue in our kids. That’s why the Office of Marriage and Family Life has partnered with Family Honor to bring you Leading & Loving, an interactive program designed to help parents create an individual plan for purposeful parenting.