Family harmony — it's possible!

John Minard, C.S.B. and Valerie Minard, C.S.

In his introduction, John brings out the thought that we are all one family under God the Father, and that we can bring this spiritual unity and harmony to our relations with our human families. When we do this, we can experience more peace in our lives and bless our family members too. Valerie notes that just as Jesus brought out the idea of God as Father, Mary Baker Eddy, in her discovery of Christian Science, identified God as also being Mother and as a living divine Principle that governs all of our endeavors. This loving Principle leads us to good and to healing even when family demands may seem overwhelming.

The Minards respond to questions about issues within marriage, how to deal with divorce, including one's role as a step-parent. In-laws ask for guidance on dealing with family issues, and spouses seek inspiration on how to deal with in-laws. Other topics: blended families, how to have a sense of purpose after the children are grown, knowing how to respond to a child during the young adult years.

The transcribed text has been edited for clarity.

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