Marriage & Family
An amazing parish will play a critical role in helping parents and families grow stronger and maintain holy families in a world that doesn’t always make that easy. This is one of the areas of greatest need and concern for Catholic adults. This section provides a variety of resources ranging from preparing for and maintaining marriage, to understanding sexuality within the context of marriage, to compassionately responding to the trauma of divorce.
When a man and woman decide to get married in the Church, it opens a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity to teach them about their faith. It is the responsibility of an amazing parish to make these opportunities compelling, relevant and memorable. Anything less is nothing less than a tragedy for the couple, the children they will have one day, and for the Church.
Here are resources to improve marriage preparation for your parishioners.
Sometimes we spend so much time preparing for the marriage that we forget about the actual marriage after ‘I do.’ Christ is at the the center of a Catholic marriage, which gives that supernatural element for living out a lasting marriage in joy and peace.
Here are some resources to help couples live a sacramental marriage focused on Christ.
The ‘Theology of the Body’ is Pope John Paul II’s integrated vision of the human as body, soul, and spirit. It answers many difficult questions: Is there a real purpose to life and if so, what is it? Why were we created male and female? Does it really matter if we are one sex or another?
Every heart is a battlefield between love and lust. These resources give practical tips and strategies to win the war and uproot the vice of pornography once and for all.