Tag: Catholic marriage

Independence or interdependence?

Independence or interdependence?

| Kate Soucheray | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In modern marriage, there seems to be so much emphasis on independence, and yet, the foundation of a Catholic marriage is interdependence, which in many ways, is a reflection of our dependence on God. This can be seen in the concept of mutuality, which in marriage and family therapy is defined as showing empathy, support and like-mindedness with our spouse. The concept of mutuality may be seen as the fulfillment of the concept of “shalom” in the Jewish tradition.

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Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

Teams of Our Lady offers married couples support, path to growth

| Susan Klemond | June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steve and Nicole Pattee of All Saints in Lakeville spend a lot of time in transit, including driving their two teenage daughters to swim meets and flying around the country for work.

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Solid marriage prep crucial to getting through thick and thin

Solid marriage prep crucial to getting through thick and thin

| Susan Klemond | September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

As newlyweds, Matt and Jenna Jahnke faced infertility — a painful problem and source of strain even for couples who have weathered other relationship storms. Because they knew God was at the center of their marriage, the couples’ suffering drove them to him rather than away from each other.

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Christian spouses: Teachers and witnesses of truth

Christian spouses: Teachers and witnesses of truth

| Amanda Zurface | September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Close your eyes and envision St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and insert your family into the scene inside the piazza. Do you feel the colonnade — the arms of the basilica ­— wrapped around you?

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Waiting for a husband, keeping the faith

Waiting for a husband, keeping the faith

| Christina Capecchi | August 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Arleen Spenceley can’t remember the last time she went on a date. It must’ve been 2014, she says without a trace of panic.

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Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

| Sister Candace Fier | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.

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The Mission of Love

The Mission of Love

| Amanda Zurface | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to see your marriage succeed and be fruitful. The incredible reality of the Church’s teaching on marriage and family life is that it sets Catholics apart from the rest of the world. The Church guides us to that place of success and fruitfulness by showing us exactly how we are to pinpoint real love.

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