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Category Archives: Matrimony

In Sickness and In Health, As Long As You Both Shall Live

It was a perfect wedding.  Dressed in their finest, family and friends of the couple crowded into the church.  A string quartetRead more »

Working Toward Sainthood: 5 Steps to Enhancing Your Catholic Christian Marriage

Like many military couples, my husband and I were first married by the local Justice of the Peace. We already had our “churchRead more »

Marry Her and Die for Her: A Book Review

Doing book reviews is always interesting. You never know what you’re going to get! I was definitely curious when, last fall, I was asked toRead more »

Dear Husband,

Dear Husband, I see you across the table.  I see how tired your eyes are and how your body hurts.  I see you.  But IRead more »

5 Ways Amoris Laetitia Encouraged, Challenged, and Aggravated Me

Amoris Laetitia continues to be featured in a variety of writings, posts, books, and conversations in the wider Catholic world.Read more »

The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: A Book Review

Can your marriage be better? Are you looking for something you can read and discuss with your spouse? Are you looking for something to helpRead more »

A Story of Love, Sex, and Sacrifice

In the past, those who promoted natural family planning (NFP) almost exclusively focused on the benefits it would bring to your marriage.Read more »

Five Tips for a Long, Strong Marriage

On February 28, I will have been married for 18 years to a man who can still make my heart flutter when I look at him. (Except when heRead more »

Seven Quick Takes for January 2016 borrowed from 2015

January is here and with it, of course, comes a new year. So I thought it would be fun to do a quick review of some of CatholicRead more »

Your Number One Job as a Wife (It’s Not What You Think)

This past February, my husband and I started planning the family trip to Las Vegas that will commemorate our 20-year wedding anniversary inRead more »

“My hope and advice for married couples: Become great monks.”

A newly ordained Carmelite Monk of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Wyoming (commonly known as the Mystic Monks) offersRead more »

A Call to Order: Strategies for a Fruitful Fall

I can count the number of pool days left on one hand. Already, I notice the dimming light of endless days of summer. If you are sendingRead more »

No, Son, You CAN’T Be Whatever You Want

One thing most loving parents say to their kids at one time or another is, “Honey, you can be anything you want to be when you grow up!”Read more »

A Chaste Woman’s Hero: Jane Eyre

** spoiler alert ** If you haven’t read it and think you might, don’t read this review! This truly great book is filled withRead more »

An Everyday Special

My husband and I have been married for seventeen years. I still remember my young self the day before our first anniversary telling myRead more »