Marriage & Relationships

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  • Helping A Suffering Spouse

    by Sue Haggerty

    I was in labor with my fourth child when I had my first panic attack. I was lying on the bed in triage, calmly answering routine questions from the nurse. In my mind, however, I was fretting about the delivery, remembering the rapid arrival of our previous… read more

  • Father, Forgive Them

    by Cat Hodge

    It is strange the way a cruel word can inflict a wound that won’t heal.   Behind us at the pizzeria last week were a quartet of old ladies playing cards, and in the corner a group of teenagers clustered in a booth. At my table I was busy… read more

  • Addicted to Video Games

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My husband and I are in our early 30s, and he grew up playing and enjoying video games. It’s a hobby he has continued, and now he and our sons, ages 11 and nine, spend hours in the evening and on weekends huddled together in our basement game… read more

  • Saintly Marriages: The Good, The Bad & the Holy

    by Karee Santos

    The saints are our cheering section in heaven, rooting for us to finish the race and win the victor’s crown. They can show us how to be better people, better Catholics, and better husbands and wives. Although many saints come from the ranks of … read more

  • Bringing Out the Best in Your Marriage

    by Daria Sockey

    Teresa Tomeo is a well-known Catholic radio and TV personality. She and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore, have been speaking together for some time about marriage. Now they have co-authored a book, Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out… read more

  • What the Love Songs Say

    by Tom Hoopes

    In its teaching on marriage, the Church is the last guardian of true romance. We know that is true not just because the Catechism says so—but because our popular songs agree.   “Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone… read more

  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    by Melinda Selmys

    Everyone knows that one of the leading causes of conflict in marriage is money. In some cases, the conflict is over legitimate expenditures like healthcare or education. But in many cases spouses fight over things that don’t really matter. “Do we… read more

  • Marriage Mentoring

    by Sue Haggerty

    Years ago at one of my bridal showers, friends and family wrote down marital advice that they thought was the most important for a successful marriage. As I read through them, they seemed so obvious. &ldquo… read more

  • What Is Your Love Language?

    by Lisa Klewicki, Ph.D.

    How do you communicate your love for others? How do others communicate their love for you? We give our love to family, friends, and those in need, but many times they can fail to feel our love because we don’t effectively communicate. Why? The … read more

  • Opening the Incredible Gift of Fatherhood

    by Trent Beattie

    Before his first child was born four years ago, Matthew Kelly had already learned a great deal in life. He had to in order to provide content worth listening to in his countless speeches and reading in his best-selling books. Yet, despite all the knowledge… read more

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