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Finding time for prayer can seem impossible. Amid the busyness of family life, how can one respond to God’s ongoing invitation to speak with and listen to Him? Here are ten pointers to help you do just that.
Kindness is an essential virtue in a healthy and happy marriage. One study conducted in various cultures around the world asked people to name the trait they desired most in a mate. For both sexes, people overwhelmingly wanted their mates to be kind. What does kindness in marriage look like?
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.”
The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.
Lent begins on March 1. This year, consider approaching this holy season as a “marriage team.” You and your spouse don’t have to give up–or do–the same things, but you can actively support each other. Here are some ideas to grow in holiness as a couple.
National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) is a great time to support marriage! Here are some resources that can help, including a seven day virtual retreat.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we take time to think of the many people in our lives for whom we are grateful. How about starting with our spouse?
What can you do for your marriage in 2017? Start with something small but meaningful. Here are a few ideas.
A husband and expectant father reflects on the lessons we can all learn from St. Joseph, especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
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.
Losing one’s spouse is a deeply painful experience. The author, co-founder of Good Mourning Ministry together with his second wife, writes about his experiences as a widower and how the Lord comforted him.
For couples married outside of the Church, the convalidation process can help them establish a valid Catholic union. This brings many blessings to a family!
Starting September 8, a revised translation of the marriage rite can be used in the United States. There are two new adaptations and some other minor updates. It’s a chance to re-appreciate the beauty of Catholic marriage!
Losing a child is an incredibly painful experience for parents, no matter the circumstances or the child’s age. The author, who knows this loss, tells his family’s story and offers a way forward to grieving parents.
Does your marriage need a bit of preventive maintenance? Even good marriages can benefit from periodic check-ups. Try this end-of-summer tune-up to keep your marriage running smoothly.
It’s summer, and perhaps you have time for a little extra reading–maybe even some spiritual reading. But where to start? Here are a few suggestions.
On July 3, the celebrant at Sunday Mass will wear green vestments for the first time in four months. The change of color reflects the return to “Ordinary Time.” It’s the longest of the Church’s liturgical seasons and, says Fr. Larry Rice, the most challenging.
In his second article on the Theology of the Body, Fr. Chris Singer examines the Genesis creation story in light of the human body, which is “made for genuine love.”
A friend’s unexpected visit makes Justin and Sarah realize how much they enjoy–and need–outside company. Read how they decide to broaden their world.
As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.
Join us in reading through chapter 4 of Pope Francis’s post-synodal exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love). Each day will have a short section of the text and a suggestion of how to live it in your marriage and family life. #ALBootcamp
For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?
Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!
Talk about a memorable anniversary! To celebrate 25 years of marriage, Ric and Anne biked across the entire country. Along the way, they asked people, “How do you make marriage last?”
Sunday December 27, the feast of the Holy Family, is also the Jubilee of Families in 2015, an important moment in the year-long Jubilee of Mercy. Discover how your family can participate in this day together – plus resources for celebrating the Jubilee of Mercy all year long.