Book: The Discerning Parent

Cover photoWe are delighted to announce the publication of our new book, The Discerning Parent: An Ignatian Guide to Raising Your Teen, from Ave Maria Press! See what others are saying about it.

“An engaging book for parents who desire that God be the center of raising their teenage children. Applying Ignatian discernment to this specific task–a valuable contribution–the authors offer clarity and hope to all parents.” —Rev. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V., Author of The Discernment of Spirits

“How many books have you read on parenting? Whether your answer is none, or too many, you should read this one. The Discerning Parent is a solid guide to parenting done the right way. After the first few chapters, I knew I was not simply going to endorse this book, I was going to pause, consider, and incorporate its insights into my own parenting. Tim and Sue Muldoon have done all parents a service with this gracefully written volume, a practical manual for raising holy young men and women.” —Chris Stefanick, Founder of Real Life Catholic

“This is a book I wish I’d had for those challenging years of raising my own teen sons. Learn practical strategies and spiritual wisdom to help your favorite teens not only survive but thrive.” —Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms

“Tim and Sue Muldoon have done it again, welcoming readers on their family journey as they raise teenagers with faith, hope, love, and no little amount of courage. The Discerning Parent equips us with an Ignatian toolbox containing rich practices that include the daily examen and imaginative encounters with the scriptures. We are invited to explore our deepest desires for our children and attend to the ways in which God’s ‘slow work’ is unfolding in their lives. Parents who are experiencing the many challenges that adolescence brings will find mercy and consolation here. Parents who are celebrating the joys that come with this stage of life will be encouraged to view these anew through the eyes of faith. The Muldoons are wise companions on this journey.” —Mary M. Doyle Roche, Associate Professor at College of the Holy Cross

“Tim and Sue Muldoon draw from the wisdom and spirituality of Saint Ignatius Loyola, whose reflections on discernment are a blessing to many in the Church today. As parents, they see how the practice of discernment sheds light on the task of parenting teens, who themselves are beginning the work of making important life decisions. I am grateful and so will you be for their insights on a discerning approach to family life.” —Most. Rev. Robert P. Reed, Axiliary Bishop of Boston, President of CatholicTV