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Perseverance: Love Never Ends

Perseverance: Love Never Ends

Every couple has times when they are disillusioned, angry, depressed, tired, or just plain ready to give up. Why do some couples persevere and others give up trying to make things work? Read about the three things that persevering couples have in common.


Forgiveness Fundamentals

Forgiveness Fundamentals

Couples often find it easy to slide into conflict, but not so easy to forgive and reconcile with each other. How can spouses learn to forgive and move beyond the hurts caused by conflict? Here are seven “forgiveness fundamentals” that will help you to get started.


A Community of Love: Spirituality of Family Life

Marriage and family life are interwoven themes in this book by theologian David M. Thomas, who challenges parents and other family members to learn to recognize God’s presence in the most ordinary circumstances of their daily life together.


The Courage to be Married

The Courage to be Married

It may not take courage to make a promise, but it can take a lot of courage to keep a promise. This is especially true for the promises we make on our wedding day.


March 2010: The Church’s Vision for Marriage: Getting Down to Basics

Much of the church’s vision for marriage “seems unreasonable and outdated” without “the firm understanding and belief that God is at the heart of every marriage,” said Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England. A purpose of the celebration was to affirm that God’s presence “makes clear the true nature of marriage.” People are led inevitably to regard marriage as “disposable and replaceable” when God’s role is not acknowledged, the archbishop said.


What you do in your family to create a community of love, to help each other to grow

From Follow the Way of Love: What you do in your family to create a community of love, to help each other to grow, and to serve those in need is critical…for the strength of society and our Church.


If God so loved us, we must also love one another

From Follow the Way of Love: Beloved, if God so loved us, we must also love one another (1 Jn 4:11).


The story of family life is a story about love

From Follow the Way of Love: The story of family life is a story about love–shared, nurtured, and sometimes rejected or lost.


God is revealed uniquely and personally

From Follow the Way of Love: In every family God is revealed uniquely and personally, for God is love.


Follow the way of love, even as Christ loved you

From Follow the Way of Love: The basic vocation of every person, whether married or living a celibate life, is the same: follow the way of love, even as Christ loved you (cf.Eph 5:2).


Follow the way of love

From Follow the Way of Love: The Lord issues the call [to follow the way of love] to your family and to every family regardless of its condition or circumstances.


Love brought you to life as a family

From Follow the Way of Love: Love brought you to life as a family. Love sustains you in good and bad times.


Prayers and Blessings

Prayers and Blessings

Prayer is the glue that holds a marriage and a family together. Prayer comes in many forms, including: recited prayers, such as the Hail Mary; spontaneous prayer, as a husband and wife might say before bedtime; praying with Scripture; and that perfect prayer–the Mass. The book, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, is an excellent resource […]


Marital Spirituality

Marital Spirituality

“Spirituality” is a way to live out one’s religious beliefs. A spirituality of marriage, therefore, is a way to help husbands and wives live out the vocation of marriage in light of faith. Catholic marriage has a distinctive spirituality that is sacramental, communitarian, and missionary. Marriage is sacramental because it is a sign of Christ’s […]


Faith and Spirituality

Faith and Spirituality

Many people think of spirituality as something connected to organized religion. Certainly that is one path to spirituality. Some people also consider being spiritual as the opposite of being physical. If it has to do with the body it doesn’t have to do with spirituality. Actually, spirituality touches the lives of those who go to […]


Family is an “intimate community of life and love”

From Follow the Ways of Love: When the Church teaches that the family is an “intimate community of life and love” it …offers you a vision toward which to grow.


Spirituality and Faith

Spirituality and Faith

Many people think of spirituality as something connected to organized religion. Certainly that is one path to spirituality. Some people also consider being spiritual as the opposite of being physical. If it has to do with the body it doesn’t have to do with spirituality. Actually, spirituality touches the lives of those who go to […]


Faith and Spirituality

Faith and Spirituality

When couples are on the verge of a major life transition such as marriage, they begin to think about life, love, values…and the future. To a great extent this is what spirituality is about – our human search for happiness and the meaning of life. Is life just about the here and now? Do morals […]


A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us

From Follow the Way of Love: A family is our first community and the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. [It is] a domestic church or church of the home.


The whole Church is obliged to a deep reflection

From On the Family: The whole Church is obliged to a deep reflection and commitment, so that the new culture now emerging may be evangelized in depth.


All who seek to find meaning

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan: All who seek to find meaning in their marriage will do so when they accept the … meaning of marriage according to God‘s plan.


Marriage and the family

From On the Family: Marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values.



The Christian family is the first community

From On the Family: The Christian family is the first community called to announce the Gospel to the human person.


God’s plan for marriage and the family

From On the Family: God’s plan for marriage and the family touches men and women in the concreteness of their daily existence.


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