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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.


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.


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