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Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.
A great read in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family! The interview format features highly relevant Q&As with the Cardinal responsible for the Vatican’s doctrine office.
”A life lived in relationship with one another and with God will most certainly have its ups and downs, highs and lows.” Dennis reflects on how necessary it is to take time to reflect on our ups and downs in life in order to see where God is present in our lives.
Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.
A recent study suggests that men’s use of pornography can not only threaten an already existing marriage but might also be lessening their likelihood of marrying at all.
New engaged blogger Megan writes about getting her and her fiancé’s rings blessed, a traditional part of engagement in Chile, where they currently live.
In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.
In his message for the 49th World Communications Day, Pope Francis highlights the family’s unique role as the place in which all humans first learn to communicate. In this capacity the family has the privilege of teaching its members how to carry the witness of loving communication into the larger society.
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.