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Marriage in the News
November 25, 2013
Is it possible to marry yourself? How about an inanimate object? Reflecting on recent trends, Emily Macke writes about the importance of *another person* to the communion of man and woman that is marriage.
November 6, 2013
In new research on divorce, Catholics enjoy a lower-than-average divorce rate – a sign of hope. But marriage rates continue to be low among both Catholics and the general public – a sign of concern and a reminder of the need to encourage young people to embrace the vocation of lifelong marriage.
October 18, 2013
During a recent visit to his namesake’s hometown of Assisi, Pope Francis spoke to young people about the vocation of marriage. “Don’t be afraid to take definitive steps, such as that of marriage,” said the Holy Father.
October 11, 2013
Two secular magazines recently admitted women’s growing discontent with the Pill. Tired of the unpleasant side effects of hormonal contraception, some women are resorting to the withdrawal method as a way of preventing pregnancy; others are re-discovering fertility awareness-based methods. These trends suggest that the time is ripe to encourage men and women to reconsider the Church’s rich teaching on human sexuality.
September 26, 2013
In a now-famous interview, Pope Francis shared many insights about marriage and the family. David Gibson writes about the Holy Father’s take on community, patience, “daily sanctity,” and more.
September 18, 2013
Many married couples wonder, “How can we communicate better?” In her new book “One in the Lord,” spirituality writer Susan Muto talks about the habits that sustain good communication, and especially good listening, such as kindness, other-centered love, and patience.
September 13, 2013
Breaking up is hard to do. But modern technology, and especially social media, might make it even harder to really end a dating relationship, says researcher Scott Stanley. The rise of what he calls “soft” breakups could have effects on a person’s future commitment to a spouse.