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Pornography’s Effects On Marriage And Hope For Married Couples

Pornography’s Effects On Marriage And Hope For Married Couples

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.


“Wash Me Thoroughly”: Healing From Pornography Use And Addiction

“Wash Me Thoroughly”: Healing From 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.


“Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography”

“Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to 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.


Does Pornography Affect Men’s Decision Whether to Marry?

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.


Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual Solution

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.


Help for Men and Women Struggling with Pornography Use

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 […]


The Pornography Epidemic: A Catholic Approach

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.


Pornography

Pornography

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, […]


Women and Online Pornography

Women and Online Pornography

Few articles discuss women’s involvement with online pornography. Are there women who, like many men, are addicted to online pornography?


Restored: True Stories of Love and Trust after Porn

Porn use does not only affect the one using it, but also their loved ones. “Restored: True Stories of Love and Trust After Porn” is a compilation of true stories from women who have suffered as a result of a loved one’s porn use and found grace and forgiveness through the healing of addiction and their relationships.


April 24, 2017

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, look into the “Create in Me a Clean Heart” resources available from the USCCB: www.usccb.org/cleanheart


The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad

The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad

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.”


Create in Me a Clean Heart: Abridged Version

Create in Me a Clean Heart: Abridged Version

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.


Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World

Raising Chaste Children in a Pornographic World

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.


Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love

A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.


Why is acceptance of marital infidelity growing?

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.


February 9, 2016

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


“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Six: Jesus Shows Us the Face of Mercy

“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Six: Jesus Shows Us the Face of Mercy

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 […]


Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

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.”


Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage

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.


Chapter Seven: Light in a Dark World

Chapter Seven: Light in a Dark World

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.


Chapter Four: “Two Become One” Takes More than Romance

Chapter Four: “Two Become One” Takes More than Romance

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.”


January 26, 2015

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.


Learning Love: The Theology of the Body and the Family (Part 2)

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.


Redeemed Sexuality

Redeemed Sexuality

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 […]




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