Posts Tagged ‘marriage preparation’
From the moment a man and woman say their vows, they become a new family, and being a family includes the possibility of children. Soon-to-be-married Brooke reflects on what it means to be open to life both before and after her wedding.
Four simple ways engaged couples can stay focused through prayer on the Sacrament of Marriage.
In a recent training session with parish priests, Pope Francis gave a speech about the importance of compassion and understanding in pastoral ministry to marriages and families.
Wedding preparation involves more than just flowers and seating charts; it is also a time of stress, excitement, and personal growth. In “Invited,” author Stephanie Calis offers practical tips, stories, and spiritual help for brides (and grooms) navigating through wedding planning, while helping readers prepare for a Christ-centered marriage.
In a recent audience with the Roman Rota, Pope Francis called for stronger and more effective marriage preparation for couples approaching the sacrament. He noted the difficulties of choosing to marry in today’s culture and emphasized the importance of the faithful in being present to married couples in the Church.
Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.
In their first post, engaged couple Katie and Tommy reflect on the common experience of a long, looong pre-wedding to-do list. While it is a hectic time, it is also joyful, and a great chance to grow in virtue together.
Only one week until Megan and Juan’s wedding! Megan reflects on the beauty of the Catholic wedding vows, and how they say everything that she and Juan hope for from their marriage.
Tim recalls the sincere advice he and his wife gave to a newly married couple more than 10 years ago.
Every married couple has a mission! Megan and Juan are discovering theirs through the process of marriage preparation with a mentor couple.
Having a mentor couple while going through marriage preparation can be a wonderful experience. Experienced couples can help guide and support you through the big topic conversations of marriage prep.
In this new post, Megan reflects on how she and Juan chose the readings for their wedding celebration. They found choosing the readings to be a wonderful way of not only preparing for their marriage, but also of entering the season of Lent more fully.
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.
New engaged blogger Megan writes about getting her and her fiancé’s rings blessed, a traditional part of engagement in Chile, where they currently live.
A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.
Anthony and I are married. It’s surreal to type that sentence. We’re on our honeymoon as I write this, and we’ve had several moments together in the last two weeks when we look at the other and think, “what did we just do?” The reality of our marriage seems so much bigger than us, and, […]
Sara shares seven tips for brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be) as she and Anthony approach their July wedding.