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The Hope of the Family: A Dialogue with Gerhard Cardinal Muller

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.

What couples learn from divorce they could learn from marriage prep

A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.

“Before I Do”: Premarital experiences affect the present

Emily Macke discusses a study done by the National Marriage Project that links premarital sex, cohabitation and the size of one’s wedding ceremony to the quality of one’s marriage.

A no-nuptial safety net?

Emily Macke examines a new trend in non-marital relationships to set up a contract for what happens to the couple’s assets if they break up.

Divorce Parties and Family Photographs

While divorce was once a topic discussed delicately, some are now using it as an occasion to celebrate lavishly. Emily Macke discusses the rise of “divorce parties” and the lingering effects of divorce, especially on children.

Marriage Movie Night

Could watching movies help prevent divorce? A recent study shows the positive effects that discussing the relationships that are portrayed in film can have on one’s own relationship.

Conscious Uncoupling vs. The Joy of “Yes” Forever

Is lifelong married love possible? Proponents of “conscious uncoupling” say no, but Pope Francis says a resounding “yes!”

Marriage: The Gold Standard

Does cohabiting before marriage lessen one’s chances of divorce? Conventional wisdom might say “yes,” but social science says “no.” Read on for why the “alternative lifestyle” of marriage is a solid foundation for a couple’s future.

February 15, 2014

One of the most reliable predictors of a lifelong marriage is the commitment to a lifelong marriage. Put the “D word” (Divorce) off the negotiating table. Commitment pushes you toward solutions, and perhaps a counselor.

A Fresh Look at Divorce Statistics: Signs of Hope and Concern

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.

For Synod, Families Are Evangelization’s Natural Home

In its concluding “Message to the People of God,” the October world Synod of Bishops underscored the role of the church’s married couples and families in the new evangelization. The Synod’s message also addressed the role of grandparents in the family and the pastoral needs of divorced and remarried Catholics.

What’s (Not) Wrong With Low-Income Marriages

Statistics show that marriage in low-income communities is threatened and often experiences bad outcomes. However, a new report suggests that it would be wrong to assume that people in low-income communities do not value marriage. The report’s authors suggest that if wrong assumptions guide programs aimed at strengthening marriage, those programs may miss the mark.

Divorce Rate Rises for Middle-Aged, Older Americans

A new report finds that divorces are becoming much more frequent for middle-aged and older adults, even as the overall divorce rate is declining or stable. The report says this finding has far-reaching ramifications.

A Second Chance for Divorcing Couples

A new research report says that many divorces are preventable, and children and society could benefit if these couples had a second chance.

People Now Marry Later, and Stay Married Longer

Contrary to popular belief, divorce has been declining in the U.S. since its peak around 1980. Couples who marry today have a better chance of reaching a milestone anniversary, in part because they are waiting longer to get married.

Is a Divorced Person Excommunicated?

Is a Divorced Person Excommunicated?

That’s a recent question from one of our readers. Read the answer here. And if you have a question, e-mail us at: marriage@usccb.org.

Healing After Divorce: Hope for Catholics

This book takes on the challenging questions: How is God present in the pain of a divorce? How does one know when a marriage is over? How can the healing process bring new life? Grounded in Christian tradition and sound psychology, Susan Rowland offers for all who have gone through divorce.

Divorce and the Church’s Healing Ministry

Divorce and the Church’s Healing Ministry

Newly married couples begin life together in anticipation that their marriages will last. If a marital relationship subsequently ruptures couples can find themselves in very uncertain and sometimes fearful circumstances.

Is Divorce Contagious?

A new study, provocatively titled “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Unless Everyone Else Is Doing It Too,” described divorce as to some extent contagious. Are you at risk?

The Truth About Divorce Statistics

The Truth About Divorce Statistics

Is it true that 50% of all marriages are destined to end in divorce? Not so, says New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope in her new book, “For Better: The Science of Good Marriage.” In fact, far more marriages succeed than fail. See what she says is the real story behind the statistics.

What a Difference When Husbands Help Out at Home!

The risk of divorce diminishes when husbands help at home with child care and other household tasks, according to Wendy Sigle-Rushton, a senior lecturer in the social policy department at the London School of Economics. The risk of divorce when both spouses work is entirely offset when the husband helps out with the household’s “unpaid” work.



What is an annulment? “Annulment” is an unfortunate word that is sometimes used to refer to a Catholic “declaration of nullity.” Actually, nothing is made null through the process. Rather, a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) declares that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least […]



How does the Church view divorce? The Church believes that God, the author of marriage, established it as a permanent union. When two people marry, they form an unbreakable bond. Jesus himself taught that marriage is permanent (Matthew 19:3-6), and St. Paul reinforced this teaching (see 1 Cor 7:10-11 and Eph 5:31-32). The Church does […]

Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why Married Parents Are Important for Children

Why are married parents important for children?

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

A snapshot of marriage in the U.S.

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