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An Inspiring Half Century

Tim planned a special birthday party for Donna, and in the process was reminded of the high value of a “worthy wife” (Prov. 31).


Complementarity is at the Root of Marriage

In an address at the “Humanum” conference in Rome, Pope Francis affirmed the importance of male-female complementarity in marriage.


Becoming Masters of Love

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


Gaining Trust While Losing Control

Sara reflects on how marriage calls spouses not to think of only their own happiness, but the well-being of the other when making big and small decisions.


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.


Pope Francis on Possible Changes to the Declaration of Nullity Process

In a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers, Pope Francis discussed the need to make the declaration of nullity (annulment) process more efficient and less expensive.


What God Has Joined: A Catholic Teaching on Marriage

What God Has Joined: A Catholic Teaching on Marriage covers the topics of the nature of the Sacrament, questions of sexual morality, how the Sacrament can be lived out, difficult questions concerning marriage and the marriage preparation process.


The throw-away culture places marriage under attack

Speaking to an ecclesial movement on their 100th anniversary, Pope Francis highlighted the challenges marriage is facing.


A Moving Proposition

Moving into a new house, Josh reflects on the struggles that even time-tested marriages face, and how spouses can try to overcome them.


How to Include Service to Others in Your Wedding Ceremony

How to Include Service to Others in Your Wedding Ceremony

Want to include service to others in your wedding ceremony? Catholic Relief Services has some tips!


At the Extraordinary Synod: Prayer Vigil, Homily, and Angelus

The Synod on the Family has begun! Read about three addresses of the Holy Father about the family.


Marrying Up

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


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.


“Before I Do”: Premarital experiences affect the present

Emily Macke discusses a study done by the National Marriage Project that links premarital sex, cohabitation and the size of one’s wedding ceremony to the quality of one’s marriage.


Seen and Unseen

Tim and Donna reflect on moments where they witnessed true beauty amidst our fallen world and suggest that we all cultivate a heart of thanksgiving.


What a Wedding Day! 20 Marriages, 1 Pope

In his homily at a Nuptial Mass, Pope Francis encouraged couples to allow the love of Christ to sustain them on their journey as spouses.


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.


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.


I Have No Idea Who I Married

Anthony marvels at one of the many differences he is finding between dating and being married while reflecting on how spouses are called to grow with each other.


Counting the Days Until Marriage, Not the Wedding

Counting the Days Until Marriage, Not the Wedding

The countdown to the biggest day of my life flashes prominently on my carefully-crafted wedding website and my thorough Knot.com profile, quantifying just how much time I have left before my CatholicMatch boyfriend turned CatholicMatch finance becomes my husband. Even though there is a lot of time before our big day, the how-to books and […]


3 Modern Obstacles to a Healthy Marriage

3 Modern Obstacles to a Healthy Marriage

If this story, about a couple married for 62 years who died 4 hours apart, does not make you sigh just a little, well … I’m not sure you have a soul. Or how about the story about Fred Stobaugh, the 96-year-old widower who wrote an ode to his late wife, “Sweet Lorraine,” and entered […]


Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before ‘I Do’

Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before ‘I Do’

One of my favorite parts of my engagement to my fiancé George, (whom I met on CatholicMatch), came after I said, “Yes.” In the days and weeks following that sunny Saturday in June, treasured nuggets of information began to trickle out from our family and friends, cluing me into the behind the scenes planning that […]


Declining Rates of Catholic Weddings

Emily Macke discusses a trend among Americans today, especially the Millennial generation, who seem to be opting out of Church weddings,


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.”


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