Tag: Marriage

My gentle man, my Good Master

My gentle man, my Good Master

| Liz Kelly | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make no mistake, my husband is a man’s man. For his “bachelor party” my siblings gave him a day at a recreational facility called “Drive-A-Tank,” where he spent the afternoon with my brother firing World War II machine guns and driving an obstacle course in a Cold War tank — complete with a water feature. He has hung the bulls-eyes from that day prominently over his work bench in the basement. It was, he reported, “a blast!” Pun intended.

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In each ‘season,’ marriage can be ‘a silent homily’

In each ‘season,’ marriage can be ‘a silent homily’

| Kate Soucheray | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you ask a couple in a longterm marriage if they have experienced “seasons” of love, they will assure you that they have. Just as a year has seasons, so does marriage. According to author Gary Chapman, these must be strategically managed for marriage to be successful.

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Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

Cana Family Institute refreshing materials to better meet mission

| Susan Klemond | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chris and Gina Rickert focused more on themselves than their marriage for almost a decade, until the parishioners of Mary, Queen of Peace in Rogers began attending marriage and family programs through the Cana Family Institute five years ago.

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Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.

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U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.

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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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East European church leaders fret about same-sex marriage ruling

East European church leaders fret about same-sex marriage ruling

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in central Europe vowed to uphold church teachings on marriage after Europe’s highest court ruled same-sex married couples should have residence rights in all countries.

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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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Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

Easter and the paschal mystery in marriage

| Kate Soucheray | April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

We currently find ourselves in the season of Easter, the time between Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday and Pentecost, which celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire on Christ’s followers. As we look back to the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus we experienced throughout the triduum, we witnessed the self-sacrificing love of our Lord. This is known as the paschal mystery, which embraces and celebrates the redemptive work of Christ.

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‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

| Jessica L. Marsala | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Married for 75 years, Joseph Farr and his wife, Ann, say that they believe they’ve found the secret to making a marriage last.

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Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

| Beth Griffin | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laughter, tolerance and shared faith are important ingredients in a loving, lasting marriage, according to a New York couple who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of National Marriage Week, which is Feb 7-14.

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Success in modern marriage

Success in modern marriage

| Kate Soucheray | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Success in modern marriage is no small feat. Experts say that a long-term marriage is any length of time over 20 or 25 years. In addition, these experts explain that the percentage of marriages that will last the lifetime of the individuals involved — so that they will find themselves with the same person in old age as the same one they married when they were young — has diminished significantly.

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