Posts Tagged ‘resources’
Quotes for reflection: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matt 5:7) The Paschal Mystery – Jesus’ death and Resurrection – “bears within itself the most complete revelation of mercy, that is, of that love which is more powerful than death, more powerful than sin and every evil, the love which lifts […]
Quote for reflection: “Merciful love also means the cordial tenderness and sensitivity so eloquently spoken of in the parable of the prodigal son, and also in the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Consequently, merciful love is supremely indispensable between those who are closest to one another: between husbands and wives, between […]
Pornography has become increasingly more available and accepted in today’s society. Both men and women of all ages have become entangled in the lies and pain of pornography use and even addiction, which has devastating effects on the user and his or her spouse and family. It is important that those who are using pornography […]
“(A)s a matter of equality your surplus at the present time should supply their needs.” (2 Cor 8:13-14) Considering your resources, find someone who has less today. Give them some of your surplus – money, time, or talent.
Does your marriage need a little jump start? Don’t wait until the New Year to make a change. Try one or more of our Fall Resolutions to reinvigorate your marriage.
The “For Your Marriage” series addresses several popular marriage-related topics. Each resource is available online and as a print brochure. New topics will be added through 2012. To order copies of the brochure contact USCCB Publishing at www.usccbpublishing.org or call toll-free 800-235-8722. Topics in the “For Your Marriage” Series: Married Couples and the Challenge of […]
All relationships need help from time to time. Each article in Marriage Rx will discuss the symptoms of a common but perplexing problem and offer a prescription to keep your marriage healthy. The Empty Nest, by Judy Clark Resolving Differences, by Kathy Beirne Parenting Teens, by Lynda Madison Career Conflicts, by Susan Vogt Remarriage, by […]
In 2015 the bishops of the United States approved “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a formal pastoral statement addressing the issue of pornography and all those affected. Learn more about the statement or read it for yourself. Pamphlets in the series are also available here. Henry seemed to have it all–a loving marriage, four young children, […]
It certainly is painful when something important, indeed something core to one’s being like faith, is not shared by your spouse. It is difficult enough when a spouse belongs to a different faith tradition, but even more so when he or she not only rejects organized religion, but also does not seem to value a spiritual life.
Having a successful marriage means learning some skills that differ from the skills you need for most other pieces of life. You are in the business of building, maintaining, and protecting a relationship.
Readiness for marriage cannot be scientifically measured, but an inventory helps engaged couples to make sure that they have discussed the most important issues. These are NOT tests, but rather instruments that prompt discussion on sometimes sensitive issues
Marriage is not a test that you either pass or fail. It’s an ongoing process of learning about each other and how to accommodate differences so that both of you can feel satisfied and grow in love for each other. Marriage is also not a competition in which one person wins at the expense of […]
Raising a child can bring parents to the height of joy and the depths of despair. How can such an innocent, cuddly baby have the power to change our lives and provoke such emotional extremes? Because you love. You love your children and want the best for them. Their accomplishments bring you pride. Their hurts […]
You’re engaged. Congratulations! The Church rejoices with you as you prepare to enter the Sacrament of Marriage and embark on this great vocation of love and service. The Catholic Church has long been a leader in providing high-quality marriage preparation programs for engaged couples. These programs come in many forms: weekend retreats, a series of […]