You Child’s Marriage Preparation

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I, in all honesty, don’t know how far back it goes, but to my knowledge, we, in the Catholic Church, wave our proud banner in the air that we conduct marriage preparation.  However, the divorce rate isn’t significantly different in the Catholic Church in comparison to other denomination or the secular world for that matter.  This, […]

St. Raphael Pray for Our Marriage

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How sad it is that many couples are not seeking help from the Church when they find themselves going through difficult times in their marriage.  Lately, we’ve been hearing about couples not even going to family for help or support.  In fact, they are divorcing first and then informing their families of their actions, after the divorce is […]

The Ultimate Debt

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Jesus paid the ultimate debt for us even while we were still sinners.  He paid a debt that he did not owe, but he paid this debt because we cannot pay. Reflection: Do you, as a married couple, accept or reject the cross to be carried during difficult times (i.e. arguments, lack of respect, disagreements) […]

Get Your Spouse to Heaven

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Reflections: Are you a vehicle (e.g. supportive, helpful, understanding) or a roadblock (e.d. impatient, critical, unkind) in your spouse’s journey to heaven? When your spouse shows you a sign toward heaven (e.g. invite you to pray, is kind to you, helps you accomplish a task) do you receive this sign with open arms or do […]

Sincerity

Greg & Julie Your Marriage Moment

As a child growing up in my parent’s home, I can remember my father reciting the mantra, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”  However, it is how we speak to each other that impacts the message that is being communicated.  Sincerity is a form of honesty and allows you to express your […]

Is God in Your Marriage?

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Nevertheless, the order of creation persists, though seriously disturbed. To heal the wounds of sin, man and woman need the help of the grace that God in his infinite mercy never refuses them.99 Without his help man and woman cannot achieve the union of their lives for which God created them “in the beginning.”   […]

The Paradox

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“I have found the paradox.  That if I love until it hurts then there is no hurt, only love.” ~ Bl. Mother Teresa   Reflections: How much am I willing to hurt for my spouse?  How much was Jesus willing to hurt for us?  Did he put limits on his love for us? Do I […]

Act of Will

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  Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.                                     […]