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Marriage & Family Resource Articles

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There I sat, with our two-month-old daughter strapped in the baby carrier, discussing my rights and options with a divorce attorney, while my parents watched our two-year-old son at their home. More »

A friend of mine, the mother of eight young children, used to save money by purchasing food in large quantities. One day she set down a fifty-pound bag of flour and it broke open, scattering flour everywhere. More »

When my wife and I began taking groups of pilgrims overseas some years ago, we prepared for each trip by making an exhaustive search of every local site that might be of interest to Catholics. It was fun to discover a shrine, church, monument, or memorial that we could work into each group’s travel itinerary. More »

Master builder that he is, God delights in establishing families on the most solid of foundations—his love and grace. He loves working from the bottom up, restoring the foundation so that the entire building can stand tall and strong. More »

Jack and Elizabeth (names have been changed) were engaged and living together when they asked me to marry them. They were a very sincere young couple who wanted a better understanding of their Catholic faith and help for living it out. In fact, during Jack’s first conversation with me, he expressed a desire to be confirmed before their wedding. More »

Every year when our children were growing up, I used to feel ambushed by summer. As school came to an end and our regular schedule disappeared, it was a struggle to change gears and begin dealing with that familiar question: “I’m bored, Mom, what can I do?” More »

Some years ago, my life seemed perfect. I had a great job with excellent pay, an awesome family, a beautiful house, and loving and trusted friends. Then my husband’s company offered him a position in Denver, Colorado. More »

Women often struggle to answer the question, “Who am I beyond what I do for others?” In our culture, we identify ourselves by the roles we play: wife, working or stay-at-home mom, career woman, volunteer, friend, caregiver, and so forth. Yet a woman’s soul cries out for a deeper definition of self. More »