Marriage & Relationships

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  • 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

  • Building Strong Catholic Marriages On-Line

    by Lori Hadacek Chaplin

    Catholics, young and old, are turning to online dating to find their spouses. CatholicMatch, the largest online Catholic dating site, has been successful in helping singles connect with like-minded individuals. Featured here are the success stories of several… read more

  • Back from the Brink

    by Carolee McGrath

    Chris and Raquel Garcia were on top of the world. They both had exciting jobs with the San Antonio Spurs. They were at the top of their game, too, rising stars with the sports franchise and well known in the community. At least, that’s the way … read more

  • When Should Teens Begin Dating?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q. My 13-year-old daughter is begging me to be allowed to date. She claims all the other kids in her eighth grade class are allowed to go out with their boyfriends and girlfriends, and she is the only one who isn’t permitted to socialize this way. Eighth grade … read more

  • Keeping Connected With Your Spouse

    by Rachel Swenson Balducci

    The day Paul and I said, “I do,” was one of the happiest days of my life. I thought it was strange to talk about growing more in love, as my friend Fr. John said during our wedding homily. I couldn’t imagine loving my husband any more … read more

  • Should I Attend My Cousin's Same-Sex Wedding?

    by Marybeth Hicks

    Q: I received an invitation to attend the wedding of my gay cousin, Dave, and his partner, Sean, in New York State, where gay marriage has been legalized. (Note: all names in this article have been changed.)   I have a lovely, loving relationship… read more

  • Understanding Infertility: A Catholic Perspective

    by Angelique Ruhi-Lopez

    For those who long to be parents, perhaps nothing is more heartbreaking than experiencing the pain of infertility instead. I know this pain firsthand—my husband and I experienced infertility while trying to conceive our first child.   The Centers… read more