Dealing with Christmas Stress

If you’re struggling with Christmas stress as we get closer and closer to the big day, you’re not alone.

There are stressors that reemerge for each of us this time of year, from family struggles, to holiday preparations, to aches connected to the past or uncertain future, but we don’t have to just push them aside and put on a happy face. 

We can bring it all to Christ. 

Here are some ways to actually find joy this Christmas:

  1. Make time for prayer
  2. Go to confession before Christmas
  3. Go to Adoration
  4. Do an Advent reflection. Here’s an Advent series from Fr. Mark Toups.

Snippet from the Show

“If we’re not rooting ourselves in Christ, then things will be a drain.”

Meet Your Host

Colin MacIver, host of the Tightrope podcast, with his family

Colin is an enthusiastic transplant to vibrant Louisiana, where he lives with his beautiful wife Aimee and two energetic children, Leo and Zélie. His juggling act involves being a husband, a dad, a teacher, a youth minister, a musician and a national Ascension content creator and trainer.

In his spare time, he eats too many crawfish, savors king cake, plays one-on-one kickball with his son, and tries, for the life of him, to properly load the dishwasher.

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