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Pornography use within marriage undermines trust and intimacy. Sharing their own story of struggle and healing, Sam and Beth Meier provide ways forward for couples impacted by pornography use and addiction.
Men and women who use pornography, or who are addicted to it, need healing at many levels of their lives. Counselor Daniel Spadaro offers advice and encouragement for those seeking to break free from pornography.
The brand new USCCB statement “Create in Me a Clean Heart” addresses all aspects of pornography use in our culture today, with a word of hope and healing to those who have been negatively affected by it.
A recent study suggests that men’s use of pornography can not only threaten an already existing marriage but might also be lessening their likelihood of marrying at all.
In the October book of the month, Monsignor Bransfield discusses the painful struggle of pornography addiction and its harmful effects on the human person, while offering a solution in the mercy of God.
Pornography has become increasingly more available and accepted in today’s society. Both men and women of all ages have become entangled in the lies and pain of pornography use and even addiction, which has devastating effects on the user and his or her spouse and family. It is important that those who are using pornography […]
Pornography has become a major issue for many couples. This small, highly readable book offers information and guidance to men who use pornography, their wives and loved ones, and parents who want to protect their children from its tragic effects.
In 2015 the bishops of the United States approved “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a formal pastoral statement addressing the issue of pornography and all those affected. Learn more about the statement or read it for yourself. Pamphlets in the series are also available here. Henry seemed to have it all–a loving marriage, four young children, […]
Few articles discuss women’s involvement with online pornography. Are there women who, like many men, are addicted to online pornography?
The Beatitudes have special importance in the Christian life. In his new book for fathers based on the Beatitudes, Dr. Popcak provides eight ways for men to become “fathers after the Father’s own heart.”
In their 2015 statement “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” the U.S. bishops spoke out powerfully against pornography and offered hope and healing to those affected by it. This abridged version highlights the statement’s main points.
A serious challenge parents today face is educating their children about the dangers of pornography. Internet safety expert Ryan Foley provides five useful guidelines for parents seeking to raise chaste children.
A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.
In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.
Pornography can enter the home in a variety of ways, most often today through the Internet. Parents, be the guardians of your home and children. Know the risks, and take action. #cleanheart
Quotes for reflection: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matt 5:7) The Paschal Mystery – Jesus’ death and Resurrection – “bears within itself the most complete revelation of mercy, that is, of that love which is more powerful than death, more powerful than sin and every evil, the love which lifts […]
This National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), spend some quality prayer time with our spouse, using our virtual marriage retreat. The theme this year is “Marriage and Mercy.”
A great pick for the Jubilee of Mercy – gives insightful, fresh advice on how to live the works of mercy in marriage and family life.
In her reflection on chapter 7 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Bethany Meola explores how pornography darkens the heart and rejects the light of goodness and truth. Jesus, who is the “light of the world,” has the power to conquer our darkness if we turn to Him.
While romance is surely good, it is not all that is needed to make a marriage work. Chapter four of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis says that a marriage needs mercy and chastity to help spouses truly become “one flesh.”
The internet and social media can enrich our lives, but they can also threaten your marriage. It’s not only pornography or finding old flames on Facebook, but also the time taken from interaction with your beloved. Agree on mutual limits to screen time.
As the domestic Church, the family is where we first learn love. Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides a number of ways in which the family can grow in love of each other, neighbor, and God.
As Christians we should be grateful beyond words for the gift of our redemption. We believe that Christ’s action on the cross has changed all things, for all time. We should seek to relate every aspect of our lives to how Christ has redeemed us and our world. When we consider the mystery and contemporary […]
Do one or both of you struggle with pornography use? Despite what the culture says, pornography use is never okay. It can cause severe harm to marriages and families. For help, visit www.foryourmarriage.org and search for “Overcoming obstacles: pornography.”
The “identity and duties” of men and of fathers “have been in flux for decades, and it is time for us to start building something new and better from the shifting sands of our culture,” says the editor of this new book. The various essays explore such topics as marriage, sexuality, the theology of the body and understandings of manhood itself.