Once you’ve made the monumental decisions to get married and to have a baby — and once you’ve decorated the nursery and taken the childbirth class — you’re all done, right? Time for smooth sailing.[Read More…]
Our families don’t always take the shape we expect. God’s will for our families can make itself known through challenges like infertility, hyperfertility, and children with special needs. These special challenges can turn into powerful[Read More…]
Some married couples are called to the challenges of raising big families or special-needs kids, or even adopting, fostering or stepparenting. These special family circumstances can open the door to a flood of graces from[Read More…]
Although many dioceses require a class in Natural Family Planning as part of pre-Cana instruction, it may be too late at that point. Many engaged couples have already made their decisions about their sexuality and[Read More…]
Many Catholics don’t understand the value of Natural Family Planning, and even fewer use it (about 2% by some accounts). Even fewer are aware of the Catholic Church’s principled objection to techniques such as in[Read More…]
This next installment of free downloadable graphics focuses on the intimate subject of married sexuality and fertility. Nothing can bring a married couple closer together or drive them further apart. Quotes are from Chapter 7[Read More…]
Yep, it’s time to talk about sex. This week’s marriage prep/enrichment topic is married sexuality and its power to bring pleasure and create new life. Read Chapter 7 of The Four Keys to Everlasting Love:[Read More…]
This week’s Marriage Memes highlight the importance of doing community service together as a family. You can change the world for the better — together! — one act of charity at a time. Quotes are[Read More…]
This week’s marriage prep/enrichment topic is how to best serve our communities together as a family. We can be a great blessing to others both in our neighborhoods and far away. It’s easier than you[Read More…]
This week’s gorgeous graphics to download and share contain the wisdom of the Church on the crucial issue of finances. Many couples struggle to manage their finances, and many more couples outright fight over it.[Read More…]
[Originally posted at CatholicLane.com] Adult Catholics have many questions such as: What is the Church’s doctrine on communion for married Catholics who after a civil divorce have entered into a second union? Is Jesus truly[Read More…]
Avoid the trap of “my money” vs. “your money” by realizing that everything we have comes from God who loves us and knows how to meet our needs. Download this week’s marriage prep/enrichment worksheet on marital finances from the Catholic marriage advice book The Four Keys to Everlasting Love by Dr. Manny & Karee Santos.
This week’s Marriage Memes help us see work as a blessing, not a burden. Drawn from Chapter 4 of the Catholic marriage advice book The Four Keys to Everlasting Love. Feel free to download and share these gorgeous graphics!
Objective: Children will be able to recall and recite three important things that we can offer to God…1) Harms….our sins 2) Hopes…the things we would like to do/receive 3) Hurts….people/things/situations that have hurt[Read More…]
This week’s marriage memes focus on loving your in-laws a little bit better. This can be still be an issue for couples 20 years after their wedding day! Quotes are drawn from Scripture, the Catechism,[Read More…]