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The Advent season this year begins on Sunday, November 27th. How does your family celebrate Advent? Here is a list of time-honored traditions to prepare your hearts and home for the coming of the Christ Child.
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!
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.
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?”
What can you do for your marriage in 2016? Start with something small but meaningful. Here are a few ideas.
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.
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.
Do Santa and Jesus seem to get “equal billing” in your home at Christmas? Do you want this year to be different, to focus on Jesus’s birth and the joy of giving? The author explains how she accomplished this
Paul and Sarah share how married couples can incorporate their individual family traditions into the holidays while also creating new ones together.
We have been blessed by our Holy Father’s visit to our country! Now is the time to reflect on what his visit means for us, and in particular what he taught us about marriage and the family.
Reflecting on chapter 10 of the World Meeting of Families catechesis, Dr. Theresa Notare speaks about the courage and self-discipline necessary to respect the holiness and fertility of sex in marriage. NFP can help!
In his reflection on chapter 9 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Dr. Andrew Lichtenwalner reflects on the feminine imagery we use to describe the Church. She is our “Mother,” the “Bride of Christ,” and the “New Eve.”