Forming Character in Adolescents
Will your children’s Catholic faith -- and morals -- survive adolescence? How to steer them safely through their teen years.
To his colleagues, Catholic University psychologist Dr. Rudolf Allers was best known for his scholarly attacks on Freudianism. But Catholic laymen of the 1940s and ‘50s knew him mostly through popular works like this one: an ingenious guide to help parents steer their children safely through the temptations and turbulence of adolescence.
Dr. Allers rejects the Freud-inspired myth that adolescent unhappiness is inevitable, and almost wholly due to sex. In jargon-free chapters, he explains:
- the general principles of adolescent development
- how best to understand, approach and influence teenagers
- features unique to adolescents
- daydreams and sexuality
- vocational guidance
Christian Dating in a Godless World
It’s typical these days for a couple to meet, sleep together after the third date, and then get married within two years.
If you’re satisfied with this, then I don’t think you’ll like this book. But if you think the dating scene has gone awry and would prefer that your relationships fortify rather than undermine your dignity and self-respect, then this book is for you.
In these pages, the wise Fr. Morrow will help you create a plan of action for your dating life that is drawn from his own dating experience (he entered the seminary at age 34 after many years of dating) and from his considerable pastoral work as a chaplain for Christian singles groups.
He’ll show you what to look for in a potential spouse – and the tell-tale signs that you should walk away now. You’ll learn how to get rid of a bad date, and you’ll discover the one thing that stands out among all successful relationships. Fr. Morrow will show you how to tame your senses and temper your imagination, and how to show affection without going too far.