What Makes A Perfect Catholic Marriage?

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What did our kids learn when we put our Catholic marriage first? Lessons from 25+ years of marriage to inspire you

What Your Kids Will Learn When You Prioritize Your Marriage

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Growing up, I always thought I had a solid family unit. My parents were youth leaders in our small Methodist church and my Dad was a fireman/paramedic in our small town. We were just a normal and faithful family. This is why I was shocked when, as a 19-year-old young […]

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The culture we live in demands that Catholics get real about sex in the way God intended it to be. How do we find authentic love?

It’s Time For Catholics To Get Real About Sex

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Catholic Sexual Teaching – An Invitation to Reality Lust and Counterfeit Sexuality We live in a throw-away society. Fast food and plastic plates — our culture is full of the cheap and easy. Unfortunately, this mentality bleeds into our sexuality. America is obsessed with sexual counterfeits. From the college hook-up […]

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What can men learn from Mother Teresa's letter to women? We need one another. As men, we need strong women.

3 Things Men Can Learn From Mother Teresa’s Letter To Women

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn We need one another. As men, we need strong women. We need their support. Women need strong men and need their support as well. When it comes to being men and women, we desperately need to be and remain GROUNDED, to avoid getting caught up and carried away by ambiguity/extremes/caricatures. […]

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How Is A Catholic Marriage With God At The Center Different?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Marriage is truly an adventure that requires careful packing. After saying “yes,” you leave your childhood home, bid your farewells, say your see-you-laters (definitely not goodbyes), pack your entire life into a handful of suitcases, and embark on a new journey with your beloved. And guess what? Everything changes. It’s […]

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The Spiritual Power Of Marriage Can Bring Hope To The World

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn I have the great blessing of having three adopted siblings. After having six biological children, my parents decided to adopt three more. They are incredibly generous people, and I think are perhaps strongly against the idea of spending any time at all in purgatory, choosing instead to get all that […]

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Help! Is A Healthy Dating Relationship Even Possible Anymore?!

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Dating is easy today, right? Hardly. It’s never been easy; but especially in a social media world—and after the pandemic, nothing can be taken for granted.  This is literally uncharted territory. And yet, human nature remains fundamentally the same in so many ways.  So, can Christian principles of virtuous living […]

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Learn how going to seminary helped prepare a former seminarian for marriage. How does your vocation lead you closer to God and Catholic

4 Lessons I Learned In Seminary That Help Me In Marriage

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Four years ago, my future seemed clear to me. I thought I’d spend my days living in small-town Minnesota and ministering to country parishes as their priest. I love my home state, and I love the people there very much, but God had other plans.   After leaving seminary, I struggled […]

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Do you believe these Catholic online dating myths? It's time you changed your way of thinking. Great resources for dating Catholics.

It’s Time For Catholics To Stop Believing These 5 Myths About Online Dating

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Online dating has never been more popular. In fact, the trend suggests that online dating may become the norm rather than a supplemental tactic.  A recent study showed 19% of internet users in the US said they were currently using an online dating app or platform. A further 27% of […]

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What Your Kids Learn When You Prioritize Your Marriage

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn “Well, the children have always come first” is a remark that echoes in the offices of too many marriage therapists. Imagine if their wedding vows had been,  “I, John, take you, Jane, to be my beloved wife. I promise to stand by idly, but with deep emotional pain while you […]

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Infertility And NFP: Still Called To The Joy Of Love

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn As you may know, many couples use fertility-awareness methods like Natural Family Planning (NFP) to try to become pregnant, but NFP can also help couples carrying the cross of infertility. Learning about the body’s signs and signals of fertility can often reveal problems and give couples and their doctors direction […]

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You've probably never heard this NPF (Natural Family Planning) advice before and it's inspired by St. Teresa of Avila's writings!

The NFP Advice You’ve Never Heard Before That’s Inspired By St. Teresa of Avila

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a beautiful and effective way for married couples to remain open to life while also following Church teaching against contraception. For many couples, NFP can be a way for them to grow closer to each other and as a couple grow closer to God. The […]

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A Guide To Virtual Natural Family Planning Instructors

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Need some help learning or relearning Natural Family Planning (NFP), Fertility Awareness Method (FAM), the Marquette Method, Boston Cross Check™, or the Billings Ovulation Method®? Here is a list of providers that offer virtual courses so that you can learn these methods (and more!) from the comfort of your own […]

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4 Ideas For Lent Date Nights

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Truly, Lent is a time to be solemn and focused on our Lord in his journey to the Cross. But as a couple, it still remains important to be united with our beloved through time together and conversation. A Lent themed date night could be a perfect combination of these […]

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What Does It Mean To Have A Crucifixion Type Of Love For Your Wife?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn This beautiful spoken-word piece titled “A Crucifixion Type Love” was written and performed by Brent Rice and, although (disclaimer) we don’t know much about Mr. Rice and his personal religious beliefs, there is no doubt that his poetry is stunning, passionate, and a piece of art that all can benefit […]

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NFP And The Deconstruction Of Love

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn One of the best things about the Catholic Church (which of course, there are many, many things) is the communion of saints.  The wisdom and holiness of the men and women who have gone before us can guide us toward the light that is Christ.  There are few areas of […]

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3 Reasons We All Need Our Own NFP Tribe & How To Find Yours

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Living the natural family planning lifestyle can sometimes feel like a solo hike up a steep mountain. We start off excited, convicted (by the science and Church teaching), and as prepared as we can be for this beautiful endeavor. A few miles in, we are facing an unexpected obstacle, nursing […]

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3 Pitfalls To Avoid While Practicing Natural Family Planning

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5 Ways To Nurture Your Marriage In A Season Of Infertility

5 Ways To Nurture Your Marriage In A Season Of Infertility

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Five Things Children Of Divorce Want The Church To Know

Five Things Children Of Divorce Want The Church To Know

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Every year over a million children experience the divorce of their parents, and at least one-quarter of all young adults are children of divorce. And those numbers grow when you include people whose parents never married but later split up, or those whose parents divorce later in life (“gray divorce,” […]

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If This Is What Marriage Implies, Is It Really Worth It? The Strange Things That All Couples Fight Over

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn oday’s video could be useful for illustrating the daily quarrels that we can all relate to. Although I myself am not married and am on my way towards the priesthood, more than once I have witnessed –with a bit of awe to be honest–the surprising capacity of loving couples to […]

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The Sweet And Sour Of NFP (Natural Family Planning)

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn It doesn’t take long when first discovering the world of natural family planning to realize that most couples have a love/hate relationship with NFP.  The reasons to love it are obvious and the reasons to hate it are obvious.  It is a strange mix of sweet and sour that many […]

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What Does Being Open To Life Really Mean?

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Open to life.  We’ve all heard it, and for the most part, think we know what it means.  For those who are outside the Church, or perhaps those Catholics who have done little more than get their feet wet in this beautiful thing we call Catholicism, the idea of being “open […]

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4 Reasons Not To Give Up On NFP When It Gets Hard

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Let’s face it.  As wonderful as the idea of Natural Family Planning (NFP) can sound, the reality for many couples can be far from that beautiful ideal.  A common thread amongst frustrated couples trudging their way through the trenches of NFP is that the reality of following the Church teaching […]

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3 Ways To Grow In Chastity Before Marriage

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Chaste dating is no walk in the park, but it is possible. We’ve been in relationships in the past that were unchaste and ended very badly. When we started courting, we didn’t want to repeat the same habits from our past relationships, so we had to do things differently.  But […]

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Three Key Tips For Praying As A Couple

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gmail LinkedIn Have you ever thought, “Wow, I want to have a great marriage…how does that happen?” The answer is simple – prayer. Here are three simple ways to implement prayer in your relationship and form a strong, intimate relationship with your spouse. Schedule It This may seem simple, but if you […]

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