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The Main Event: The Wedding Liturgy

While wedding trends focus on the details of the wedding reception, the Church focuses on the details of the Nuptial Mass! Newly married Brooke writes about the readings and music she and her husband chose for their wedding Mass and the ways it has deepened their spiritual lives.


Relying on God in the Homestretch

As their wedding day approaches at the end of June, Brooke and Tim’s trust in God is stretched with a new job opportunity. Whatever the outcome of the present situation, the couple reflects on how their prayer life has been strengthened and renewed in this challenging time.


Marriage Preparation: Sharing Hearts and Homes

One of the most important parts of being engaged is the marriage preparation program. Tim writes about the choice he and Brooke made to regularly meet with a married mentor couple, two people who have taught them about married life not only through discussions but through their generous example of married love.


Starting a Family and Being Open to Life

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.


Prayerfully Preparing for the Vocation of Marriage

Four simple ways engaged couples can stay focused through prayer on the Sacrament of Marriage.


Pope Encourages Priests to Support Married Couples

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.


Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner

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.


Pope Calls for New Catechumenate for Marriage Preparation

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.


Why Marry Tommy? It’s What I’m Made For

Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.


Stretching Our Virtue

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.


The Freedom of the Wedding Vows

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.


In Dependence Dei

Tim recalls the sincere advice he and his wife gave to a newly married couple more than 10 years ago.


On a Mission

Every married couple has a mission! Megan and Juan are discovering theirs through the process of marriage preparation with a mentor couple.


Meeting our Mentor Couple – After Getting Lost

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.


Choosing the Readings

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.


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.


Six Months To Go!

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.


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.


The One Wedding DIY Project You Can’t Do Without (And the style blogs won’t tell you about)

The One Wedding DIY Project You Can’t Do Without (And the style blogs won’t tell you about)

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, […]


The Catholic Wedding Book: A Complete Guidebook

There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding! The Catholic Wedding Book seeks to offer some practical advice in the planning of a Catholic Wedding, including the preparation, ceremony, and Mass. This lighthearted read is the focus of the August Book Review.


The Long Deliberation

Sara shares seven tips for brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be) as she and Anthony approach their July wedding.


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