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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.
Engaged couple Katie and Tommy share how their differences lead them to a closer union!
An exposé of the full spectrum of forgiveness, this book uncovers the power of healing even life’s most painful offenses.
On January 22, 2016, Pope Francis spoke about the Church’s teaching on marriage not as “an ideal for the few” but as “a reality that, in the grace of Christ, can be experienced by all the baptized.”
Last week’s blog post from Kathleen Billings asked, “When is the last time you dated your spouse?” It’s a great reflection on how to keep the spirit of a marriage alive and new and fresh—worth a read. The lesson is a familiar one: we need to wake up! It is easy to fall into a […]
New bloggers Kathleen and Troy write about the importance of date nights for married couples and how they keep the “Tabor vision” of your spouse alive.
When an adult’s parents divorce, the pain and confusion that result can still be very difficult to deal with. A new series in Huffington Post allows children of divorce to share their stories, offering insight into this difficult experience.
Married love grows and changes, from the first joy of engagement to the happiness of a long marriage well-lived. Dennis writes about different “stages” of love in his own family.
At a Mass where Pope Francis baptized 26 children, he encouraged parents to remember that the greatest inheritance they can give their children is faith.
In their first post, engaged couple Katie and Tommy reflect on the common experience of a long, looong pre-wedding to-do list. While it is a hectic time, it is also joyful, and a great chance to grow in virtue together.
A great pick for the Jubilee of Mercy – gives insightful, fresh advice on how to live the works of mercy in marriage and family life.
In his weekly audience, Pope Francis spoke of the Child Jesus and how much he teaches all of us about humility and faith. He encouraged parents and grandparents to learn from their own children.
Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.
“Today the Son of God is born and everything changes,” said Pope Francis on Christmas Eve. In his Urbi et Orbi message on Christmas Day, the Holy Father called for mercy and peace throughout the world.
Pope Francis encouraged Vatican employees to take care of their families and to prioritize their relationships with spouse and children.
Parents, take advantage of a cultural phenomenon to discuss some big topics with your kids, like bravery and sacrifice and temptation.
In their last post, Tim Bishop reflects on the need to always grow in the spiritual life, drawing inspiration from saints and childhood memories to rediscover the beauty of the Faith.
Mary Jo shares what it was like to welcome their three-and-a-half year old son Peter into their family through international adoption.
As we approach the Jubilee of Mercy (begins Dec. 8, 2015), Pope Francis encouraged all people – and especially families – to open wide their doors to others, welcoming them in a spirit of hospitality.