Love, Youth & Family

“LOVE, YOUTH & FAMILY” is the first book of Fr. Varghese Paul, S.J. in English. He has authored 28 books in Gujarati. The book is published by the Pauline Publications of Daughters of St. Paul, Mumbai in their ‘Insight Books’ series. The 176-page book is a collection of 30 thought-provoking essays around the theme of Love, Youth & Family.

The beautifully printed book with multi-colour cover is priced at Rs.80/- only. The book is available in all bookshops of the Daughters of St. Paul and of the Society of St. Paul and also with the author’s CISS Office at Ahmedabad with a discount.

The author’s Forward says : “Teenagers and youth need their parents’ love and guidance more than gifts and money. This need can be fulfilled only through the parents and children spending quality time together. In spending time together they will understand the basic fact about love: that God has loved them first and they should respond to God’s love by loving themselves and each other in and through God.

“The family is the source of human love which transmits divine love to each of its members. This book ‘Love, Youth and Family’ deals with every member of a family: father and mother, children and adults, young and old, grandmother and grandfather, and other relatives, but the special emphasis is on love and youth.”
The book also treats other topics of interest to the members of a family like justice and social evils. Various chapters of the book deal directly or indirectly with two questions: First, What things constitute a happy family? And second, How to make one’s family really happy?

The chapters of the book are:

  • 1. Is Your Family Happy?
    2. One Night with a Young Couple
    3. Where are the Missing Women in India?
    4. Housemaid or Slave Girl?
    5 now Thyself
    6. Understanding and Misunderstanding
    7. Social Justice to the Downtrodden
    8. Kindness: The Power of Eternity
    9. Witnessing a Miracle of Love
    10. My Dream of a World in Harmony
    11. Stop This Human Trafficking
    12. Removing Illiteracy
    13. Education and the Habit of Reading
    14. The Power of a Magic Spell
    15. And He was a Muslim…

  • 16. Globalization and Ethics
    17. Mother on Sale!
    18. The Rules of the Game of Love
    19. Human Rights in a Family
    20. Behind Closed Doors
    21. How to Solve Problems between Siblings?
    22. My First Miracle
    23. True Inheritance from Parents and Elders
    24. Forgive your Ex-Life Partner
    25. Problems of Interreligious Marriages
    26. Seven Secrets to a Happy Married Life
    27. Welcome the Female Child
    28. Build Self-Confidence in Your Child
    29. Equality in Marriage
    30. Fostering the Culture of Life

Author :

Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ,

Publisher :

Insight Books, Pauline Sisters Bombay Society, 143 Waterfield Road, Bandra, Mumbai 400 050,



Price :

T 8૦/-

Year of Publication 2008.

Book Review:

“…A theme that finds repeated expression is respect for the human rights of each individual in the family. The author pleads for equal rights for men and women; and many examples are given to show the evils of not respecting the rights of women. Emphasis is placed on forgiveness and hence there are many true stories of forgiveness. Other areas touched on are problems in inter-religious marriages, sibling rivalry, fostering self-confidence in children, the responsibility of parents and grandparents towards their children and the importance of the family in bringing up children in a culture of life and happiness…

- Fr. Joseph Mattam, SJ, TREFOIL – NO.274, 2010

“Everyone – children, parents, grandparents, the married and the unmarried, the happy and the unhappy – will find in it something of use. I have no hesitation, therefore, in recommending this inspiring and challenging book. I hope more books will come from this author’s versatile ‘pen’, for the benefit of families and society at large.”

- Fr. Joseph Mattam, SJ, TREFOIL – NO.274, 2010

“…In today’s world, helping the youth to grow in a positive way has become a growing concern for the parents and teachers all over. Despite our advancement in technology & science and demand for a high degree of professionalism in work places, the youth feel neglected and looking for guidance and understanding. The book Love, Youth & Family has all the ingredients of helping the youth to cope with the challenges of post modern world.”

- Fr. Sunil Rosario, HERALD, June 6-12, 2008