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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.”


Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

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.


Keeping Your Marriage Strong When Your Child Has A Special Needs Diagnosis

Keeping Your Marriage Strong When Your Child Has A Special Needs Diagnosis

Children with special needs are a gift, but their parents may need some extra help keeping their marriage strong. Here are 5 tips from a mom of a precious boy with autism.


Observing Lent? Try a Team Approach

Observing Lent? Try a Team Approach

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.


Celebrate National Marriage Week 2017 + Virtual Retreat

Celebrate National Marriage Week 2017 + Virtual Retreat

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.


Gratitude: Foundational for Marriage

Gratitude: Foundational for Marriage

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?


New Year’s Resolutions for Couples

New Year’s Resolutions for Couples

What can you do for your marriage in 2017? Start with something small but meaningful. Here are a few ideas.


Saint Joseph: My New Patron Saint

Saint Joseph: My New Patron Saint

A husband and expectant father reflects on the lessons we can all learn from St. Joseph, especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons.


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.


Hope, Healing and Purpose After the Death of a Spouse

Hope, Healing and Purpose After the Death of a Spouse

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.


Convalidation: Bringing Your Marriage Into The Church

Convalidation: Bringing Your Marriage Into The Church

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!


Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition, What’s New?

Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition, What’s New?

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!


Spiritual Help for Grieving Parents

Spiritual Help for Grieving Parents

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.


Try a Five-Point Tune-Up For Your Marriage

Try a Five-Point Tune-Up For Your Marriage

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.


What Do Catholics Read?

What Do Catholics Read?

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.


Ordinary Time?

Ordinary Time?

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.


Ah, It Is Summertime!

Ah, It Is Summertime!

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.”


Summer Goals

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.


Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.


Amoris Laetitia “Bootcamp”

Amoris Laetitia “Bootcamp”

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


Why Do We Celebrate Easter for 50 Days?

Why Do We Celebrate Easter for 50 Days?

For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?


Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!


Couple Cycles 3,360 Miles for Lasting Marriages

Couple Cycles 3,360 Miles for Lasting Marriages

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?”


Jubilee of Families 2015

Jubilee of Families 2015

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.


“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.


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