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The Martha and Mary of Parenting

by Debra and Daniel Murphy [This article was first published in the United States in the early ‘90’s by the Daughters of St. Paul in their Family magazine, then reprinted in the April 1994 (vol. 15, NO. 3) issue of the British journal, The Sower: the Journal for Religious Educators in School and Parish] — — — What is largely missing in today’s parenting is the biblical ‘better (or best) part” that Jesus pointed out to Martha (see Luke 10:38-42). Choosing the better part We parents are entrusted with the physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual growth and development of our children, who are
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