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Ah, It Is Summertime!

Ah, It Is Summertime!

In his second article on the Theology of the Body, Fr. Chris Singer examines the Genesis creation story in light of the human body, which is “made for genuine love.”


Finding Hope from “Modern Love”

Emily Macke reviews the winning articles from the New York Times college essay contest on modern love and finds hope in the students’ yearning for something more.


Marriage and Parenthood: Vocation, Communion, and Mission

In an address at the commencement of the Ecclesial Congress of Rome, Pope Francis spoke about marriage and parenthood as vocation, communion, and mission.


Marriage, the Consecrated Life, and Women in the Church

Speaking to a group of consecrated men and women, Pope Francis highlighted the relationship between the consecrated life and marriage, and the importance of women’s “feminine genius” in the Church.


Sweet Nothings

Ways of giving and receiving affection in a marriage can become routine over time. But after 20 years together, Josh committed himself to finding a new and creative way of showing Stacey his love for her.


Teenage Murder and Parental Love

Josh speaks of the challenges he now faces in parenting a teenager while emphasizing how important a parent’s role is during these years of a child’s life.


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 Two: Speaking of Love: From Adolescence to Adulthood

Chapter Two: 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!


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