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Pope Francis reflected on the image of the Holy Child Jesus, who he said reminds us of our identity as children of God. He also spoke of the need to protect families in our world today and welcome children as Christ did.
Pope Francis reflected on the need to build societies upon the foundations of human values and rights, insisting that the family has a fundamental role in doing so.
In a Meeting with Families in the Philippines, Pope Francis encouraged families to pray together, to overcome worldly threats, and to take the mission of the family out to others.
Some great advice from Josh about praying as a couple and with children, even when prayer styles vary greatly in the family.
In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.
A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.
In her last post for For Your Marriage, Sara shares that she and Anthony are expecting a child in May 2015, and reflects on the past few months.
The author uses real-life discernment and religious vocation stories to give parents advice on nurturing faith in their children.
How many times have you heard the suggestion to pray together as a couple? But how do you actually going about doing something that can seem strange and awkward, at least at first? Here are some practical tips.
“A marriage should be a place where problems can be shared without fear and truth can be expected without doubt.” Timothy and Donna share about a difficult little situation Donna was recently in, and the relief that came from sharing it with Tim.
In his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged families to keep Jesus at the center of their lives.
Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.
Roses…in December? Mary Jo writes about a family birthday tradition and how it reminds her to allow her children to develop at their own pace, and helps her to believe in their goodness always.
Continuing his weekly reflections on the family, Pope Francis speaks beautifully about the Holy Family.
New research on men’s and women’s thoughts on work-life balance reveal some interesting differences between desires and reality.
In a letter to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis wrote about the family, the Synod of Bishops, and the upcoming World Meeting of Families.
Tim reflects on how children remind us that life doesn’t have to be routine and how we can find childlike joy in our everyday lives.
On December 10, 2014 Pope Francis began a new series of talks on the family for his general audiences. In the first audience, the Pope discussed the true nature of the October Synod on the Family.
In a message sent to the Festival of the Family, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of the family for all people, and lauded the valuable contributions of women in the home and society.
Marriage is a pathway to heaven. And just as we wait in Advent for Christ’s coming at Christmas, so married couples patiently journey together toward the fulfillment of their desires in heaven.
Stacey reflects on the four danger signs of impending communication breakdown and how her and Joshua’s communication style has changed over the years.
A new study on the birth control pill examines the possibility that women’s attraction to men and their marital satisfaction could be affected by taking the pill.
Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament, where he spoke about the importance of the family in relation to the hope of nations.
Do you worry about money? This book can help you make peace with your finances (a common source of marital strife) and develop generosity.
Dennis reflects on fond family memories of Advent, especially the peaceful glow of the Advent candles as the family gathered around the table for dinner and prayers.