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Archive for November, 2015

The Gift of Honor

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Family Honor

This Advent and Christmas season, I’m thinking a lot about my mom, Catherine.

She passed away this past year, but tomorrow would have been her 92nd birthday. She was a faithful Catholic, a prayerful mother, a proud Irish woman, and great believer in the work of Family Honor.

Until the last two years of her life, Mom would make the 500-plus mile trip to South Carolina to visit my husband and me. Sometimes while here she would accompany me on a ‘road trip’ for Family Honor. She was happy to help out at one of our exhibit tables, listen to me during a speaking engagement, or attend a meeting with me.

Mom won’t be around this year for me to give a gift to, but one way I will honor her this Christmas season is by making a gift to Family Honor in her memory. She would have liked knowing that this gift will help Family Honor’s ongoing efforts to strengthen communication and connection between parents and teens.

If you’re looking for a way to honor or remember a family member or friend who is special to you, would you consider a gift in their name to Family Honor this Christmas?

  • To make your gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one, simply click the Donate button below and fill out the short form on our Donation page.
  • If you choose to notify the person you are honoring electronically, an email will be sent automatically to them after you have provided their information on our Donation page.
  • If you would like Family Honor to send a Christmas card to the person / family you are donating in honor / memory of, please email us at: after you have made your donation. Let us know the honoree’s name and their mailing address so we can follow up with a Christmas card to them.

**Note that in order for your honoree or their family to receive a Christmas card from us, we must receive your donation and honoree’s name along with the gift recipient name and mailing address by no later than Dec. 15.

Thanks, and may God bless you during this holy Advent season!

Brenda Cerkez
Executive Director
Family Honor, Inc.



Thank You!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015


This past year has been rich in blessings for Family Honor, and it is appropriate that as we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, we recognize and thank those who have helped Family Honor continue our important ministry.

We are thankful for:

  • our Lord’s faithful response to so many prayers for our work. We give all credit to God that we are still here for families!
  • everyone who has supported our work with your prayers, your time or your financial assistance. Your generosity has resulted in life-changing experiences for many, many families;
  • all the parents and teens who attended our programs, sacrificing precious time and energy to be a part of these special evenings and weekends;
  • our Family Honor Presenters, who give so much of their time to deliver our parent-child programs AND who continue to be just the right combination of honest, funny, warm, professional, engaging and passionate about conveying the truth and meaning of God’s gift of sexuality, as they bring encouragement to parents and teens;
  • our Board of Directors, for their professional expertise, cumulative wisdom, and practical help;
  • our staff, consultants and volunteers, who inspire me everyday with their good humor, hard work, fresh perspectives and perseverance in the face of many obstacles.

God bless you all and have a Happy Thanksgiving!