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Showing hospitality to new arrivals in town is a great way families can live out the work of mercy to “welcome the stranger.” Stacey writes about how their family is doing that right now.
Jane Gordon Julien delves into the unspoken effects of divorce on adult children and the lasting impact on their lives.
In sacrificing for one another in marriage, writes Kathleen, we become holy.
Dennis reflects on the innocence and purity of a child’s prayer. His experiences as a grandfather have encouraged him to renew a childlike trust in God. He challenges us to do the same.
It’s here! Pope Francis’s prayerful reflections on marriage and the family will give married couples and families much solid guidance in their vocation of love.
What are the chances of meeting your future spouse if they live 1,226 miles away? Katie shares her experience and God’s hand in meeting Tommy. Read about their journey to each other through trust in Christ.
Providing both interreligious and intercultural insights, Not Just Good but Beautiful offers a compilation of reflections on the complementarity of man and woman.
On April 8, 2016, the Vatican plans to issue Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”), the Holy Father’s reflection on marriage and family life.
How does your family handle the Easter bunny and other cultural, non-religious traditions? Josh provides some insight from their family.
Joy Smith looks at some problems that plague young men from working class families, specifically those in Chattanooga, TN and how employment, education, family life, and marriage are intertwined.
Kathleen reflects on her experience with her husband Troy of learning how to dance – in marriage. Requiring hard work and acute awareness of the other, Kathleen delights in the rhythm of marital life.
Pope Francis looks to Saint Patrick as an example for young people and newlyweds to remain firm in their faith and boldly proclaim the Gospel.
Helping her grown daughter and son-in-law move into their first purchased home, Mary Jo reflects on the many cherished memories “home” brings up for her.
Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.
A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.
God provides when you least expect it. Stacey reflects on God’s care for her family before she and Joshua knew what to expect.
Mitch Pearlstein, PhD recently published a report through the Center of the American Experiment which sought to answer the question of whether or not America’s religious traditions can in fact strengthen marriage. And Minnesota leaders said yes.
In Tech Insider, Kelly Dickerson takes a look at the concept of monogamy (fidelity) within marriage and whether or not that concept retains its relevance in current society.
On February 15, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis addressed a stadium of families regarding the beauty of family life.
On February 12, 2016, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch H.H. Kirill issued the first ever joint declaration between the two Churches. Speaking on topics from Christian persecution in the Middle East to the importance of family in society, they sought to emphasize the areas of unity between the two Churches.
Marriage grows out of the love of the two spouses, which must be rooted in Christ. Find out how weeds can spring up around your marriage and the importance of nurturing your married love.
The recent trend of sologamy, or self-marriage, seem to be linked to the narcissistic culture. Strong, holy marriages are needed as much as ever, if not more.
Neuroscience confirms what happy spouses know: empathy – especially entering into your spouse’s joy – strengthens marriage.
Addressing the Diplomatic Corps, Pope Francis reaffirmed the Church’s teaching regarding the family as the foundation of society on January 11, 2016.
How do I love you? Dennis and Mary Jo count even the quirkiest ways! Read about how they find even each other’s quirks endearing – at least after a while.