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Military service is a challenge not just to the families involved, but to parishes and the wider society. Archbishop Timothy Broglio discusses issues that confront military marriages, including finances, reentry into society, and post-traumatic stress.
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.
Couples often find it easy to slide into conflict, but not so easy to forgive and reconcile with each other. How can spouses learn to forgive and move beyond the hurts caused by conflict? Here are seven “forgiveness fundamentals” that will help you to get started.
Why do some marriages–even long-term marriages–fail, while others grow and flourish? Marriage expert Susan Vogt offers some ideas for helping your marriage to thrive.
Is it true that 50% of all marriages are destined to end in divorce? Not so, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope in her new book, “For Better: The Science of Good Marriage.” In fact, far more marriages succeed than fail. See what she says is the real story behind the statistics.
After 40 years of marriage, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper announced their separation. Although still unusual, the breakup of long term marriages is becoming more common. Sometimes, couples are not prepared to renegotiate a relationship of just two people. What should you know about marriage in later life?
If you’re planning to attend a wedding, you’ll probably hear a challenge to support the bride and groom during the critical early years of marriage. But, how, practically, can you do this? We offer a few suggestions.
For a newly engaged couple, learning Natural Family Planning (NFP) is informative, interesting, at times a little embarrassing, but always enlightening. Living NFP, on the other hand, is a different story.
When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a Christian vocation it is saying that the couple’s relationship is more than simply their choice to enter a union which is a social and legal institution.
One of the oldest axioms of married life is that two can live more cheaply than one. The facts support the notion that, for a variety of reasons, a married couple can stretch a dollar bill a lot farther than two people living on their own.
All marriages have their stormy seasons and years. The blissful days of early marriage succumb at some point to disillusionment. Given the inevitable bad weather in marriage, how can couples survive disillusionment and create a marriage that is still satisfying on their golden anniversary?