Archive for ‘news and views’
A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.
Investing time in your marriage leads to a happier marriage. Kathleen gives some advice on how to make it happen.
A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.
Blogger Dennis recalls the times when he read stories to and with his children. Read more for Dennis’s touching thoughts on the innocence of a child’s imagination and their openness to a deep relationship with God.
In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.
In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.
Newlywed Katie reflects on her first 58 days of marriage to Tommy. Through the graces of the Sacrament, bloggers Katie and Tommy have come to understand and love each other more deeply. Read Katie’s recent blog post for her touching thoughts on marriage.
In a recent address to young people present at World Youth Day, Pope Francis provides three important words for married couples to embrace on a daily basis. He explains that these words are essential for strengthening marriages.
Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades recently published an article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies evaluating the effects of cohabitation on individuals, their relationships, and on society as a whole. The research indicates that cohabitation can negatively affect future marriages in profound ways.
In The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for a Catholic Man, Chet Collins provides humble and relatable advice for Catholic men transitioning from the dating stage to engagement, and finally to the early years of married life. This informative guide for men is sure to be intriguing.
Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.
In her most recent post, Blogger Kathleen reflects on the unconditional love and mercy that God has for us. Read more to learn how marital love resembles Christ’s love for the world.
Jenet Erickson recently published an article in Deseret News that evaluates the effects of religious devotion on society as a whole. The research indicates that strong religious participation positively impacts marriages and families.
Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.
In his recent post, newlywed Tommy McGrady encourages readers to continue supporting married couples after their wedding day. Read Tommy’s reflections on the value of community and the power of prayer.
John Yzaguirre, Ph.D., and his wife Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M. Div., provide a how-to guide for married couples who want to keep their marriages strong. By incorporating spiritual and psychological approaches, the authors outline factors that affect marital relationships overall. Looking for ways to strengthen your marriage? Check out this book!
Marriage is both Christological and Trinitarian – big words that just mean that married couples have a privileged role of imaging both Christ’s love and God’s fruitful communion. What a high calling!
In her new blog post, Kathleen reminds readers of Christ’s constant presence in marriages. She compares marital love to her family vineyard, explaining that marriages are the fruit, and Christ the vine. Read more for Kathleen’s reflections on married and divine love.
In a recent reflection on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reminds all to be compassionate towards others, to remain humble, and to witness the inspiring and faithful love of elderly married couples.
Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.
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.
Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.
Pope Francis recalls the Wedding Feast at Cana, congratulating those celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries, and reminding all of Christ’s endless glory.
Josh reflects on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. While there, he was transformed by the religious sites he visited; he grew closer to the Lord, while developing an even deeper union with his wife, Stacey. Read more to learn just how intertwined married love and Divine love are.