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Anger and Sadness Turned Inside Out

Josh reflects on recognizing bits of himself and his wife in the Pixar film Inside Out. Adults, too, can relate to children’s movies!


Chapter Seven: Why the Church Cannot Endorse Same-Sex “Marriage”

Chapter Seven: Why the Church Cannot Endorse Same-Sex “Marriage”

Reflecting on chapter 7 of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Tim Roder explains why the Church cannot recognize same-sex marriages (aka marriage redefinition). Marriage is more than “erotic or emotional satisfaction”; it is a life- and love-giving social structure and a divinely instituted sacrament.


In Dependence Dei

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


Reading Laudato Si in Light of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life

Reading Laudato Si in Light of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Life

Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si, informs our relationship not only with the earth but also with each other. Read what he has to say about human ecology, the objectification of creation, and the “throwaway culture” – themes that also relate to marriage and family life.


Chapter Seven: A Bright Teaching that Makes Good Marriages Great

Chapter Seven: A Bright Teaching that Makes Good Marriages Great

Great marriages respect the love-giving and life-giving aspects of sex. In a reflection on the seventh chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Dr. Theresa Notare analyzes why the modern practice of contraception is harmful to God’s plan for married love.


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.


On the Importance of Ministry to Single Parents and Their Children

Pope Francis speaks to the Latvian and Estonian bishops about the importance of strengthening their family ministry, especially with the rise of single-parent families.


The Beauty of Complementarity and the Treasure of Marriage

Pope Francis urges the Puerto Rican bishops to continue their ministry to families and comments on the beauty of gender complementarity and marriage.


Watch Your Language

At the supermarket getting ready to entertain, Tim and Donna are reminded of the importance of paying attention to language.


On Engagement

Pope Francis reflects on the importance of the time of engagement: a “journey” for man and woman to grow in love.


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.


Blocks to Millennial Marriages

Emily Macke explores a shift in attitudes about marriage, particularly those of millennials, which seems to suggest that society doesn’t need marriage.


Marriage Enriches the Church

Christian marriage is “a sacrament that takes place in the Church and makes the Church.” In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on how the Church is enriched by Christian marriages.


Two Gathered Together – The Force Awakens

Relating the Catholic faith and contemporary culture isn’t that hard to do, and it can actually provide some needed motivation for one’s prayer life.


Chapter Five: Parenting with the Strength of God

Chapter Five: Parenting with the Strength of God

Parenting is not an easy task, but when spouses rely on God they are strengthened and supported by His grace. A reflection by Tim Roder on the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, Chapter 5.


The Family is the Masterpiece of Society

Continuing his catecheses on marriage and the family, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of marriage, the pain of children who experience their parents’ separation, and more.


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 Four: “Two Become One” Takes More than Romance

Chapter Four: “Two Become One” Takes More than Romance

While romance is surely good, it is not all that is needed to make a marriage work. Chapter four of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis says that a marriage needs mercy and chastity to help spouses truly become “one flesh.”


On the Sufferings of Children

“Children are never a mistake,” says Pope Francis. Yet all too often, children experience sufferings that demean their worth. What can you do to help?


Why Dating Is Important For Marriage

Why Dating Is Important For Marriage

Dating your spouse is crucial to a happy marriage. Gerald and Michelle, founders of Date to Door, explain why dating is so important and give advice for how to do it.


Chapter Three: The Meaning of Human Sexuality

Chapter Three: The Meaning of Human Sexuality

In this reflection on the third chapter of the World Meeting of Families Catechesis, “The Meaning of Human Sexuality,” We learn that every human being has a call to love.


Looking for a Happy Marriage

Emily Macke compares and summarizes the “Keys to a happy and long-lasting marriage” put forth by multiple media outlets. Retirees, most of whom have been married for over 40 years, share their tips on how to have happy marriages.


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.


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