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Study Reveals Limitations of Online Dating

Emily Macke discusses a new study that suggests there are challenges and limitations to online dating that someone seeking to find a match should be aware of.


Making Multicultural Relationships Work: Our Experience as a Chilean-American Couple

Making Multicultural Relationships Work: Our Experience as a Chilean-American Couple

Megan and Juan, a Catholic Chilean-American couple, reflect on the challenges and blessings that come as part of a multicultural relationship.


I Have No Idea Who I Married

Anthony marvels at one of the many differences he is finding between dating and being married while reflecting on how spouses are called to grow with each other.


Counting the Days Until Marriage, Not the Wedding

Counting the Days Until Marriage, Not the Wedding

The countdown to the biggest day of my life flashes prominently on my carefully-crafted wedding website and my thorough Knot.com profile, quantifying just how much time I have left before my CatholicMatch boyfriend turned CatholicMatch finance becomes my husband. Even though there is a lot of time before our big day, the how-to books and […]


3 Modern Obstacles to a Healthy Marriage

3 Modern Obstacles to a Healthy Marriage

If this story, about a couple married for 62 years who died 4 hours apart, does not make you sigh just a little, well … I’m not sure you have a soul. Or how about the story about Fred Stobaugh, the 96-year-old widower who wrote an ode to his late wife, “Sweet Lorraine,” and entered […]


Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before ‘I Do’

Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before ‘I Do’

One of my favorite parts of my engagement to my fiancé George, (whom I met on CatholicMatch), came after I said, “Yes.” In the days and weeks following that sunny Saturday in June, treasured nuggets of information began to trickle out from our family and friends, cluing me into the behind the scenes planning that […]


When a Man Likes a Woman: 5 Do’s

When a Man Likes a Woman: 5 Do’s

In my then-boyfriend’s apartment, I smiled while I quietly asked a question: “What crossed your mind the first time you saw me?” He thoughtfully paused, and aligned his eyes with mine, before he answered without blinking (and, apparently, without thinking): “I want a piece of her.” You want a piece of me? The line led to […]


Family of Origin

While dating or engaged, it is exciting to look ahead to your future family.  It is also important, however, to look at your families of origin, or the family you grew up in.  Our experiences from our childhood, our relationships with parents and siblings, our cultural heritage and traditions, and our family practices all greatly […]


Facebook and Marriage

Is social media helpful to relationships or harmful? This article looks more deeply into the effect social media is having on relationships today and our ability to communicate with others.


Throwing Away “The List”

A few months before his wedding day, Anthony writes about “the manly art of waiting” and how he realized that he wasn’t waiting for an abstract list of adjectives but for a person named Sara.


Comfort Zone

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is scary…and can have fantastic results. Case in point: the time Donna volunteered for her parish carnival’s gambling tent, and ended up meeting the love of her life!


Pope Francis in Assisi: Advice to young people about marriage

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.


Cheap Dates

Cheap Dates

The leaves are falling, and the weather is getting cooler. It’s a good time to plan some dates with your beloved. Here are some ideas to get you started.


Dating Breakups in the Age of Smart Phones: Effects on Future Commitment

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.


Are Online Dating Sites Coming of Age?

A new study concludes that “a surprising number of Americans now meet their spouse online,” and “meeting a spouse online is on average associated with slightly higher marital satisfaction and lower rates of marital breakup.” More than one-third of U.S. marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online.


Which Catholic (or Other) Dating Website Is Right for Me?

Which Catholic (or Other) Dating Website Is Right for Me?

The United States has over 40 million people registered on over 1,500 online dating sites. It’s helpful to know how they can be useful to Catholics.


Can Dating Websites Help You Find a Spouse?

Can Dating Websites Help You Find a Spouse?

Almost 40 million Americans have tried internet dating and almost 20% of marriages began as an online relationship. What should you know about the advantages and limitations of dating websites?


Meet Sara and Justin

Meet Sara and Justin, an engaged couple preparing for their Catholic wedding in June. Over the next few months they’ll blog about how they met, how they discerned God’s call to marriage, and how they’re getting ready not just for their big day, but the rest of their married lives. We invite you to share their excitement and leave a comment or two.


Dating? Four Basics to Keep in Mind

Dating? Four Basics to Keep in Mind

Dating can be a wonderful time in a person’s life, challenging a person to grow and to learn more about others. In this article a young adult reflects on four basic points to keep in mind when dating.


Is Your Marriage Financially Sound?  Or Headed for Relationship Bankruptcy?

Is Your Marriage Financially Sound? Or Headed for Relationship Bankruptcy?

It’s not necessary to have the same spending habits, but finances can be the cause of much tension in a marriage. Where do you and your spouse differ when it comes to spending money?


Do the Two of You Have the Same Moral Compass?

Do the Two of You Have the Same Moral Compass?

Decisions of value and conscience – such as how to raise your children– greatly affect a marriage. Do you and your spouse share the same morals?


How Well Do You Know Your Spouse’s Past?

How Well Do You Know Your Spouse’s Past?

Knowing about your spouse’s past can give you insight as to why he or she has certain habits or strong beliefs. Test your knowledge to help you understand the present and plan for the future.


Are We Intellectually Compatible?

Are We Intellectually Compatible?

If one partner prefers political debate and the other would rather play video games, it can decrease satisfying couple conversation – the heart of intimacy.


Do You Make Good Travel Companions?

Do You Make Good Travel Companions?

Traveling with your spouse is a great opportunity to grow closer and spend time together. Knowing one another′s preferences when it comes to travel, however, can make all the difference between a dream getaway and a nightmare vacation.


Are You Soul-Mates or Divided Spirits?

Are You Soul-Mates or Divided Spirits?

Couples don’t have to belong to the same religion to be compatible spiritually – but it helps. Knowing what your deepest beliefs are and how your spouse is similar or different, however, is the start of becoming soul-mates.


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