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The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again

The Catholic Guide to Depression examines the relationship between depression and the spiritual life and offers practical and faith-filled advice for how to cope with and overcome depression.


Five Suggestions for Holy Week

Five Suggestions for Holy Week

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most solemn and prayerful time during the Church’s liturgical year. It’s an opportunity for couples to strengthen their own bond by reflecting on Jesus’s journey to Calvary. Here are five suggestions.


Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.


Womanhood: Equality and Difference

Pope Francis highlighted the unique nature of womanhood by reflecting on equal yet distinct characteristics.


Transmitting the Faith: the Important Role of Women

In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.


Who Me, Pray?… With Her?

Who Me, Pray?… With Her?

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.


At Baptism, Parents Give Their Children the Gift of Faith

Speaking to parents of newly baptized children, Pope Francis urged them to remember and celebrate their own baptism too.


Holy Order

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.


Advent Traditions

Dennis reflects on fond family memories of Advent, especially the peaceful glow of the Advent candles as the family gathered around the table for dinner and prayers.


Pope Francis on the Importance of Family Life

On the Malawi bishops’ Ad Limina Visit, Pope Francis spoke with them about the importance of their commitment to family life. “There is no aspect of family life…which is excluded from the healing and strengthening touch of God’s love,” he said.


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.


On Being A Grandpa

Grandchildren are such a blessing! Dennis recounts a special experience he had recently that reminded him of how wonderful it is to be a grandpa.


Do what You want with me

God’s plan…or our plan? Donna writes about the challenges of saying with Mary, “Thy will be done.”


Surviving the First Year of Parenthood

Surviving the First Year of Parenthood

Sarah, a former For Your Marriage blogger, and Daniel have a young son named Charlie. We asked Sarah how she and Daniel pay attention to their marriage while coping with the demands of a baby. Sarah shares some down-to-earth advice.


June 29, 2014

“But who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) Jesus’ question to Peter is also directed at us. Faith in Jesus, the Son of the living God, is at the heart of discipleship. Pray together for that faith today.


Pentecost: The Church’s Birthday

Pentecost: The Church’s Birthday

On Sunday, June 8, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost, when Jesus’ disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Read more about Pentecost and why it’s considered the Church’s birthday.


A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

A Special Family: Shaped by Down Syndrome, Grief and Grace

Having three adopted children with down Syndrome has proven to be a gift instead of a disability for the Russo family in their day to day lives. Following the unexpected and tragic death of their young son, the family continued to find joy and strength in each other and their faith.


The Theology of the Body According to St. John Paul II

The Theology of the Body According to St. John Paul II

When John Paul II was elevated to the papacy, he unveiled a series of reflections on which he had worked for some time. These talks became known as “The Theology of the Body” and have had a growing impact on Christian thinking about what it means to be embodied as male or female.


Why Do We Celebrate Easter for 50 Days?

Why Do We Celebrate Easter for 50 Days?

For Catholics, Easter isn’t just one day, it’s a season. Why do we have 50 days to celebrate?


Why Do Catholics Celebrate the Easter Vigil?

Why Do Catholics Celebrate the Easter Vigil?

Why is the celebration of the Easter Vigil even more important than Easter Sunday?


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!”


It Is Well: Life in the Storm

In his memoir about his wife’s death to cancer at the age of 32, Chris Faddis provides an intimate glimpse of loss, faith, despair and hope.


66 Years of Marriage, Death 39 Hours Apart

Read about one couple’s beautiful witness to lifelong married love.


Love By Navigation: Sara’s Vocation Story

How God’s grace brought me back to the Church of my childhood, and led me to my vocation of marriage (not without resistance on my part!)


Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness

A trustworthy guide to the “why” and “how” of praying with your spouse.


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