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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.


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.


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.


Use Your Words

Tim reflects on how important it is for spouses to preach the Gospel in their daily lives. He shares how he and Donna do that concretely in their marriage.


Marriage Maintenance

“A marriage needs maintenance much like a home,” writes Tim. A fitting reflection as we start the season of Lent, a time of attentive maintenance to our spiritual lives!


The Gift of Children

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis talked about the great gift that children are to families and to society.


Restorative Niche Activities

Stacey shares how she and Josh take time to engage in their own fun activities to help restore their energy and motivation in their daily lives.


The Positive Roles of Fathers

Pope Francis continues his reflections on fatherhood by now speaking of the great vocation that Christian fathers are called to.


Nothing Dull About It

Donna reflects on how Ordinary Time gives the life of the Church, and the life of a married couple, the opportunity to enjoy a period of peace and to grow spiritually.


Committed to the Family

Pope Francis spoke with the Bishops of Lithuania about threats to the family and the Church’s commitment to families.


Life’s Highs and Lows

”A life lived in relationship with one another and with God will most certainly have its ups and downs, highs and lows.” Dennis reflects on how necessary it is to take time to reflect on our ups and downs in life in order to see where God is present in our lives.


Does Pornography Affect Men’s Decision Whether to Marry?

A recent study suggests that men’s use of pornography can not only threaten an already existing marriage but might also be lessening their likelihood of marrying at all.


On Changing Plans

In her last post for For Your Marriage, Sara shares that she and Anthony are expecting a child in May 2015, and reflects on the past few months.


Pope Francis Corner: 2014 in Review

Pope Francis Corner: 2014 in Review

In 2014, Pope Francis spoke repeatedly about Christian marriage and family life. To see highlights of his addresses, take a look at this post.


Restoration Work

“A marriage should be a place where problems can be shared without fear and truth can be expected without doubt.” Timothy and Donna share about a difficult little situation Donna was recently in, and the relief that came from sharing it with Tim.


Tinsel or Garland?

Tinsel or Garland?

Paul and Sarah share how married couples can incorporate their individual family traditions into the holidays while also creating new ones together.


Marriage: A Perpetual Advent

Marriage is a pathway to heaven. And just as we wait in Advent for Christ’s coming at Christmas, so married couples patiently journey together toward the fulfillment of their desires in heaven.


Bachelor Parties: Cheating on Your Future Spouse?

Bachelor Parties: Cheating on Your Future Spouse?

Recently, my wife and some of her girlfriends had a ladies movie night. As the evening drew to a close and I emerged from the back room, I walked into an unexpected conversation about Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). The discussion focused on the odd contradiction of gluttonizing oneself the day before Lent and completely gorging […]


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.


Does the Pill Impact Attraction?

A new study on the birth control pill examines the possibility that women’s attraction to men and their marital satisfaction could be affected by taking the pill.


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.


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