The love in autumn
It is true, perhaps to love a person may be to accept aging with it

Boring marriage? 4 keys to change it
To enjoy the marriage makes lack being in love and to be in love with you need to be willing to sacrifice

The excellence of the conjugal love
There is no greater triumph that create and maintain a home where it is cultivated the personal love and gives life to new beings

Given for your whole life, do removes the freedom?
One of the most beautiful of the signals of love consists in giving himself for life

The Stations on your Marriage
The love, therefore, requires time to grow and develop.

First dispute: “We divorced!"
Marriages of today seek spiritual help to rescue its relationship.

Attention to conflicts!
The secret of a good marriage is knowing how to resolve well the conflicts that arise - whether they are serious or not.

The wedding lasts a day, the sacrament your whole life!
Without a doubt, say yes to the vocation of marriage is one of the most important steps

Some tips to pray with your spouse
Have you ever wondered how to pray more closely with her husband? Would you like to be spiritually closer to your wife?

Marriage...Is Forever
Do you give your life for the children? Yes, but not by sacrificing mortal, but as daily life in the family, for them. This itself is to give your life for your children.

Darling, I'll tell you how I feel when you see pornography
Pornography is destroying us both

Family: Is its dysfunction the future?
Why is the acceptance of false family contrary to reason?

No one changes, if we don´t want to change
And if I do not change, my marriage, my family, my neighborhood, my city will not change

The Social Doctrine of the Church in the family
Application of the principles of Catholic social teaching on family life

Today most people do not want to marry. Why?
There are two ways to cope with love and life in general: to slide in life or to decide what is it that you want.

When Love is An Exercise of the Will
Loving someone involves a commitment that one voluntarily assumes because of the value of the other person and not because of the circumstances in which the relationship develops

"After 26 years of marriage, we love more and better than the beginning"
"We all live in relationship with someone" - Marriage Encounter

Marriage and Family
We find ourselves facing a firestorm that is apparently global about the biblical plan for sexuality, marriage, and family

ANALYSIS: Behind the Scenes in Abortion Clinics.
Former Workers Tell Their Stories

When Your Marriage Hits The Boredom Rut
After 16 years of marriage Bill and Betty find themselves in the marital doldrums.

Seven reasons why I love my husband
Reasons why I love being married to Justin

Resolving Differences
The other side of apologizing is forgiving.

How To Pray With Your Spouse: Four Simple Steps
Ever wonder how to pray more intimately with your husband?

Living Out A Fruitful Marriage (Before Having Kids)
Prospect of learning to be good stewards of the awesome gift of fertility.

I do
We have a life we make together.

Just Friends
Happily married couples concentrate on the positive qualities of each other.

Three Pillars Of The Spousal Relationship
Pope Francis: Faithfulness, perseverance, and fruitfulness are the three pillars of Christs love for His bride,

Marriage Is The Icon Of Gods Love
The image of God is the married couple

Marital boundaries
Attraction is natural and usually unexpected

Making I do work
Marriage after the wedding

LoveIn So Many Words
When you share a long history with someone, your love for each other is an intricate blend of the many life experiences that have shaped you as a couple

A marriage health checkup
Health in marriage

Common Courtesy Of Love
Providers them the security of being loved and cared for.

Two By Two
What the words of commitment really mean

Recognize the first signs of winter taking root in your relationship

Let him serve you
Beauty of waiting

Its More Than Just a Date
The grace of the sacraments of service.

The Ephesians 5 Wife: Subject or Spoiled?
Love those women as Christ loved the Church

A Living, Changing Love
Love looks different after time

Marriage: A Perpetual Advent
Reflect on this season of waiting

An Attractive Couple
If we let God shine through the cracks in our imperfect broken lives

Gaining Trust While Losing Control
Marriage challenges every couple to radical trust in Gods providence

Marriage is awesome
Married life is awesome

Our first major purchase
Adjustment to marriage

Hosting my wife
Hospitality is a skill that we need to practice within our family

The Marital Dance
Lifes a dance, you learn as you go; sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.

Humility: Foundation for marital success
We dont need to be wealthy, famous, or powerful to fulfill our destiny

Forgiveness: Healing The Hurts In Marriage
Marriage asks that we not take forgiving for granted

I Promise To Be True To You
Fidelity is a virtue intertwined with true love

Do What You Want With Me
Newly married couples are often asked if they want children and how many

The Contemplative marriage
There is an old Viking tradition that after a couple is married they are immediately sent away together

Couple Time
Our time together doesnt have to be expensive or take a lot of planning.

The shape of love
This Christmas included an extra gift under the tree for our family as our daughter Shannon became engaged. It was not a big surprise to Mary Jo and me since they had been talking about looking for an engagement ring for a while now and her fianc had come to me a couple of weeks earlier to have the Talk, that is, to ask for my blessing and permission to seek Shannons hand in marriage

Heres hoping
Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life

Does Your Marriage Produce Good Fruit?
A happy, fruitful, marriage requires work

Do You Date Your Spouse?
When is the last time you dated your spouse?

Planning a Wedding: Ten Tips
The Celebration of Marriage is not just a religious ceremony

Advice to the groom
Honor is the most unappreciated vow

Planning a Catholic Wedding
Nowadays many engaged couples handle a lot of their own wedding planning

A Bright Teaching That Makes Good Marriages Great
Most people enter marriage wanting the best for their spouses and themselves.

Be her Joseph
When we first married, my wife, Misty, and I were the typical secular couple. We relied on hormonal contraception. Due to bad side effects, that didnt last long. Misty found out about Natural Family Planning (NFP) through a Catholic friend . Admittedly, I was suspicious of all the hocus pocus involving thermometers at o dark-thirty in the morning and observations written down in cryptic symbols on the NFP chart.

The Vocation of Marriage
When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage is a Christian vocation it is saying that the couples relationship is more than simply their choice to enter a union which is a social and legal institution. In addition to these things, marriage involves a call from God and a response from two people who promise to build, with the help of divine grace, a lifelong, intimate and sacramental partnership of love and life.

Try A Five-Point Tune-Up For Your Marriage
At the end of each summer, my husband and I receive a letter that urges us to have our heating system checked before the Fall. Its usually slipped through the mail slot on an oppressive August day, when more warmth is the last thing Im thinking about it. But I realize the wisdom of preventive maintenance now, before a breakdown occurs.

Help your marriage to thrive

What Makes For A Happy And Lasting Marriage?
All couples want their marriages to succeed. But what makes for a happy and lasting marriage? Is it just lucka matter of finding the right spouse? Is each marriage unique, or do happy marriages have certain elements in common? Perhaps most important, what can spouses do to improve their chances of marital success?

I have no idea who I married
There came a point during our honeymoon when I looked at my brand new wife and asked myself, What did we just do?

What are the social benfits of marriage?
Marriage, the union of one man and one woman, is a personal, but not private, relationship with great public significance. Marriage is good for the couple; it is also provides the optimal conditions for bearing and raising children. Marriage makes an essential contribution to the common good. Some specific benefits are identified below.

The Promise
My son and his wife experienced a real challenge at a time that should have been their greatest joy. My daughter-in-law fell victim to post-partum psychosis after the birth of their first child. Through the year that followed both families supported the young couple as best they could. I came to help take care of the baby for a time.

Changing Your Spouse And Yourself
They say that when a man marries a woman, he thinks, Shes the one Ive been waiting for. Shell never change. and she always does. And a woman looks at her man, and thinks, He just needs a little work; after were married, Ill help him change and he never does.

Healing the hurts in Marriage
On our 25th wedding anniversary, Neil and I celebrated with our faith community at Mass. By chance the Gospel was the parable of the prodigal son, but it probably wasnt chance at all! This story is often applied to parents and children, but as I listened, I heard our journey in marriage.


Loving and liking your spouse
I love my husband, but I dont like him. Thats a comment I often hear in my couples mediation practice and as a facilitator at a Fight Less, Love More couples course. Over the years, I discovered something interesting: Many people are kinder to strangers than they are to their spouses.

How to deepen empathy
Its easy to fall into the trap of taking each other for granted or just putting up with each other. One husband described this bluntly: When I get home my dog is the only one who seems excited to see me! Make this year a break-through year in your relationship by trying three powerful empathy skills to deepen your love for each other.

Fight less and love more
I offer you five simple tips to keep peace in the family and make your love connection grow. You might be surprised to find that I am not going to tell you to talk more as many experts insist; instead I am going to show you how to use just a few minutes a day to talk better.

Top 10 reasons to communicate
Theres no doubt about it, poor communications can be costly. Flowers, candy, gifts large and small are regularly offered by a spouse who said the wrong thing or failed to say the right thing. When you look at costly mistakes in a marriage the majority of them are a result of poor communications.

Why dating is important for marriage
Date nights improve marriages, according to common sense and a comprehensive, quantitative study conducted by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.

25 ways to fight fair
Please note that the words fight and fighting fair are used below to mean expressing ones disagreement or anger to another constructively. At no time should physical harm be considered fighting fair.

Why married parents are important for children

Ten Important Research Findings On Marriage
1. Marrying as a teenager is the highest known risk factor for divorce. People who marry in their teens are two to three times more likely to divorce than people who marry in their twenties or later.

When rain drenches a marriage
Despite chill and rain plus forecasts of possible snow during this years diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration, couples streamed into the Cathedral that afternoon. Their bright eyes and spring attire contrasted with the gloomy weather. On that day, honoring their twenty-five and fifty years of matrimony, they looked so radiant one would think their marriages were made in heaven and dwelt there ever after.

Common Values: The Glue That Holds Marriages Together

Marriage is a school of love and gratitude
As Adam recognized Eve as Gods gift to him, likewise spouses should recognize each other as Gods gift in their lives. Through lifes journey, sometime a husband or wife may need to reflect on the gift of the other, especially when misunderstandings or difficulties arise. To remember how this person came to offer love so unexpectedly or how one recognized the other as made for you is to be humbled by the divine gift you have received. In those moments of remembering, thankfulness should fill ones heart. Spousal gratitude is linked to conjugal charity.

Patience: Key to a lasting marriage
Most of us have probably said some version of that prayer. Perhaps were waiting for a wife to finish dressing when were already 20 minutes late. Or we findagaina husbands dirty socks and underwear on the floor instead of in the laundry basket.

Marital Spirituality
Spirituality is a way to live out ones 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.

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.

Perseverance: love never ends
When couples persevere, they bring this unique steadfast love

Not A Game of Chance: What Marriage is Really All About
Marriage isnt a drawing of the straws, where if your spouse cheats on you, well, sorry, you just drew the short straw. Theres nothing you could have done to prevent it! Its not an institution where if you are a strong, happy, and healthy couple youre just the lucky ones. Its not an institution where the fates decide who wins and who loses. Its not a promise you enter into like buying a lottery ticket someone will win the jackpot while most people just buy empty tickets.

Knowing Christ the Bridegroom as a Married Woman
Motherhood allowed me to better understand Childhood and I found myself calling on the Holy Spirit much more than I had ever before.

A good marriage
My husband, Travis, and I are going on five years five years of wedded bliss. Of course five years of marriage doesnt make me an expert but I have learned a few things along the way. If I could go back to 25-year-old, engaged Bonnie these are a few of the things Id tell my much thinner self:

Looking back at my first year of marriage
Last year, in the days before my wedding, I wrote about Deuteronomy 24:5: When a man is newly wed, he shall not go out on a military expedition, nor shall any duty be imposed on him. He shall be exempt for one year for the sake of his family, to bring joy to the wife he has married. Looking back I can say that sometimes I have brought my wife great joy while other times great pain. Overall, I have begun to discover the beauty of marriage and how my spouse is helping me become a saint, in the subtle and not so subtle ways.

Grace of the sacrament
My life is about to change. In about one month, I will be getting married to the love of my life. To say that things are already getting hectic would be an understatement. Between working, moving out of my parents home into a new apartment and assisting in wedding plans (lets be real here, my fiance has done most of that) it feels like Im running on a treadmill at high speed.

Taking a year off
All throughout the engagement process, people have asked us how the wedding preparation is going, or given us tips to remember on our wedding day. However, I cannot recall anyone giving us advice on what to do once we are married nor a discussion about the early years of marriage.

Marriage as a vocation
I enjoy reminding myself that marriage is the domestic church. Most Protestants would not disagree. So while marriage is not a topic I would say that Protestants have a more attractive use and view of, I would like to discuss this important topic because zeal in maintaining a marriage is vital for those who are called to or already part of that vocation.

The Secret to true love from a matress
The patterned comforter, comfy throw pillows, and springy mattress may not look like much, but neither does a large stone table. These ordinary places are transformed through the extraordinary mysteries that take place on them.

Marriage... Game over
Why would marriage be a game over?

Bachelors life interrupted
marriage, love, giving myself, life, family, bride

My husband the gentleman
Even before I knew it by name, I have always believed chivalry to be very important. When I was a teenager, it was on my list of characteristics and qualities that I found particularly appealing in boys

What makes marriage work
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.

Stages of growth in marriage
Social scientists have observed that marriages typically move through a series of at least four stages. Each stage presents unique learning opportunities and blessings, along with challenges and obstacles.

Tinsel or garland? Real or fake?
In our first year of marriage, that was our first major argument as a couple. We were looking forward to our first Christmas together, and each of us had our family traditions in mind when we imagined what that might look like. Paul had grown up with tinsel-covered artificial trees, put up over Thanksgiving weekend. Sarahs family had real trees, wrapped in garland that they bought only a few days before Christmas.

Newly married
The first five years can be exhilarating as couples experience new firsts together their first Christmas as a married couple, first dinner party for the in-laws, even their first joint tax return. At the same time, the early years require some radical personal adjustment, which is stressful on the relationship.

Stages of marriage
The psychologist Paul Tournier said, Ive been married six times all to the same woman. Tournier explained that he never got divorced, but rather his marriage transitioned from one stage to another.

They said it wouldnt last
There have been many ups and downs throughout my marriage of 19 years. Some folks said my husband and I wouldnt last six months; we were so different! I like things in order and I take commitments seriously. Spouse, on the other hand, is laid back, even catch-as-catch-can on occasion.

In sickness and in health
We had been engaged for 13 months, with 22 days until the big day, when Matt, at age 23, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. We could never have predicted this, with no history in the family and no smoking, but it wasnt necessary. God was in control, our souls were flooded with peace, and the last 10 months have been nothing less than miraculous.

Overcoming obstacles
Over the years a couple can expect to face many issues, both big and small. Some, such as financial, career, and parenting decisions, can be handled by honestly discussing them with each other or with friends who can provide wise advice.

3 Modern Obstacles To A Healthy Marriage
If this story, about a couple married for 62 years who died 4 hours apart, does not make you sigh just a little, well Im not sure you have a soul. Or how about the story about Fred Stobaugh, the 96-year-old widower who wrote an ode to his late wife, Sweet Lorraine, and entered it in a song-writing contest? If you can watch the video without tearing up, dont bother reading on. Youre just not human.

Why get married in a church?
As someone working full-time in Campus Ministry, one of my frequent responsibilities is preparing couples for marriage. One frequent question I hear from couples is, Can we get married outside in the park, or Can we get married at the country club? Often what theyre looking for is a location more convenient to their reception, or a place more aesthetically pleasing than the Newman Center or their local parish church.

Wedding Planning reality check
Most engaged couples at least the brides love thumbing through any of the popular bridal magazines, reading the numerous helpful articles, and taking note of the various ads, photos, and other information offered, be it helpful wedding tips, reception planning or honeymoon ideas. These magazines try to be a resource guide for couples who want to have the perfect wedding. This isnt a negative notion in itself, other than the fact that perfect is not reachable, nor even necessarily, desirable.

What makes marriage work
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.

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My marriage is not a fairy tale
Also titled, How you can marry the man of your dreams and still want to punch him in the face sometimes A few years ago, as a single woman, I sat across from a young engaged couple at a Theology of the Body retreat during lunchtime. Curious about their love story, I listened for 45 minutes on how God wove everything together for themhow it took YEARS of prayers and novenas that eventually were answered in the most crazy ways.

If the church is boring or redundant is marriage too?
The Catholic Church is often times accused of being too redundant and religious. Let me respond to this by offering a comparison analogous to marriage. When I was a newlywed (only five years ago) I often wondered when the buzz would wear off. It didnt seem to for the longest time. See, newlywed is so much more than a status relative to your wedding date; its a way of life for newly married couples.


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