Posts Tagged ‘values’
Marriage preparation programs often highlight the need for couples to invest themselves in their marriage. A recent study underscores the importance of “positive family relationships” in preparing children to be “emotionally invested” in their adult relationships.
Scripture “is filled with migrating people who journey toward God,” said Archbishop Wilton Gregory in a speech encouraging strong support for comprehensive immigration reform. His speech, given at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Catholic bishops, highlighted the bishops’ concern that “family reunification remain the cornerstone of our nation’s immigration policy.”
A lack of common values can be a deal-breaker in a marriage. How close are you and your spouse, or fiance(e), on basic marriage values? Try this short exercise.
Statistics show that marriage in low-income communities is threatened and often experiences bad outcomes. However, a new report suggests that it would be wrong to assume that people in low-income communities do not value marriage. The report’s authors suggest that if wrong assumptions guide programs aimed at strengthening marriage, those programs may miss the mark.
Did you try to simplify your life this Lent? Do you wonder what it would be like to live simply throughout the year? Here are some ideas for making simplicity a lasting and fulfilling way to live.
My husband and I have been married 35 years and have led marriage preparation programs for 30 of those years. We estimate that over that time we’ve prepared over 5,000 couples for marriage. I’m not sure if that makes us experts or outdated and, therefore, irrelevant. I can tell you the obvious – that times [...]
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.
From On the Family: Marriage and the family constitute one of the most precious of human values.
Try these fun, non-scientific quizzes to open lines of communication about important issues. Topics include faith, compatibility, and romance.
From On the Family: The great task that has to be faced today…is that of recapturing the ultimate meaning of life and its fundamental values.
Communication What is the one indispensable ingredient for making marriages work? Family life educators usually answer: communication. This is good news, because effective communication can be learned. Skills such as active listening, using “I” statements, paying attention to my feelings and those of my spouse, and learning tips for “fighting fair” make marriage easier. Some [...]
As a dating or engaged couple, conversation probably comes easily. The two of you enjoy talking about just anything. Just about anything that is, except ugly disagreements. It doesn’t change much in marriage except there are more things to disagree about. You can’t run away from prickly conversations – for long. If anything, marriage accentuates [...]
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