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Chapter Four: Daily Choices for Love

Chapter Four: Daily Choices for Love

A reflection on the fourth chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis explains how in every relationship, love is comprised of many daily choices. We are all called to a “culture of encounter,” where we choose to put the good of the other first.


Chapter Two: “The Best Way”

Chapter Two: “The Best Way”

In reflecting on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, we see that being made in the image of God truly impacts the nature of married love. Spouses are called to share in the life of God Himself.


Chapter 2: Speaking of Love: From Adolescence to Adulthood

Chapter 2: Speaking of Love: From Adolescence to Adulthood

This is a reflection on the second chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, “The Mission of Love.” Human love is meant to be a reflection of God’s love for his people. Both the emotional and stable aspects of love can reveal God’s love to us.


Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

In his message for the 49th World Communications Day, Pope Francis highlights the family’s unique role as the place in which all humans first learn to communicate. In this capacity the family has the privilege of teaching its members how to carry the witness of loving communication into the larger society.


The December Rose

Roses…in December? Mary Jo writes about a family birthday tradition and how it reminds her to allow her children to develop at their own pace, and helps her to believe in their goodness always.


Invalidation or, Guess Who is Less than Perfect?

Stacey reflects on the four danger signs of impending communication breakdown and how her and Joshua’s communication style has changed over the years.


Becoming Masters of Love

Emily Macke shares the research findings of psychologist John Gottman about what makes couples “masters” or “disasters” of love.


Living the Mission

As the fall season surrounds us, Mary Jo reflects on the changing seasons of family life and how family members’ actions are called to reflect their love for one another in times of both joy and trial.


Marrying Up

Donna and Tim reflect on the spousal call to lead one another to God in marriage.


Overcoming Pornography Addiction: A Spiritual Solution

In the October book of the month, Monsignor Bransfield discusses the painful struggle of pornography addiction and its harmful effects on the human person, while offering a solution in the mercy of God.


The Song: A Call to Unquenchable Love

The Song: A Call to Unquenchable Love

New music-driven film opening Sept. 26, 2014, inspired by Solomon’s “Song of Songs,” tells an unflinching, believable story of love, marriage, betrayal and redemption, with a final note of hope for all marriages.


Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. reflects on the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.


Learning Love: The Theology of the Body and the Family (Part 2)

As the domestic Church, the family is where we first learn love. Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides a number of ways in which the family can grow in love of each other, neighbor, and God.


Learning Love: Theology of the Body and the Family (Part 1)

As the domestic Church, the family is where we first learn love. Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides a number of ways in which the family can grow in love of each other, neighbor, and God.


Center of Love

Pope Francis spoke of the family as the “center of love” in a beautiful message to the Latin American Congress on the Pastoral Care of the Family.


The Movement of Love

Sara and Anthony’s wedding day is approaching! Sara reflects on love’s ability to move us – both physically and in service and love of the other.


June 14, 2014

(Reader’s Tip) Spend time every day thinking of reasons you love your spouse. You’ll never struggle to remember why you married him or her.


My Joy

Marriage can be the source of great joy but sometimes this joy comes from unexpected places. Donna finds this out when caring for Tim and an unpleasant toothache.


“Just Wait”: A Letter from a Newlywed Couple

“Just Wait”: A Letter from a Newlywed Couple

Newlyweds Rocco and Valerie tell engaged couples and fellow newlyweds to “just wait”…because you have so much joy ahead of you!


66 Years of Marriage, Death 39 Hours Apart

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


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!


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!)


Love…In So Many Words

One word, many experiences. Love – in a long marriage – takes on many different forms, from wedding day to first child to shared sorrows. An intricate blend, best described in the word “forever.”


Salience

Looking back over the years, Stacey realizes that she can handle almost instinctively situations that earlier would have caused much distress. Growth in marriage and parenting is possible!


Learning to Love in Greek

The story of “how we met” (in church – the last place Sara ever thought she’d meet her future husband!) and why our blog has a Greek word in the title.


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