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43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Is it more difficult for a woman to find a husband in America today compared to several decades ago?  If a couple lives together before marriage, are they more likely or less likely to get divorced?  Are married men more satisfied with their intimate relationships than single men are?  You will get answers to these […]

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8 Reasons Why It Is So Hard To Find Someone Decent To Marry

It is not easy to be single in America today. If you are a man, it can be exceedingly difficult to find a good woman to marry. If you are a woman, it is literally a miracle if you can find a good man to marry. So is it just our imaginations, or has the […]

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Observing a loving couple

Elias and I went to our PT appointment this morning. Elias had another doctor’s appointment later at 12:45; so we could not get back for lunch. We decided on a place to have lunch, won’t tell you its name, but it has great french-fries! As we sat down to eat, I noticed a woman in […]

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Defend Marriage and Religious Liberty from “Invasive Public Policies”

VATICAN CITY — In the lead-up to his first visit to the United States next month for the 8th World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27, Pope Francis has sent a powerful message to American Catholics and all US citizens, urging them to defend traditional marriage and the freedoms on which their nation was […]

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Hey Future Husband, I’m A Sinner. How Are You?

“Look at all these sinners.” My friend sent me that text earlier today as I stood in line for confession, attached was a picture he took of me standing in the line across from him waiting to enter the confessional. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw the text. It’s true, I am a […]

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US bishops encourage Catholics to maintain witness to the truth of marriage

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2015 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics are called to witness to the truth of marriage despite the Supreme Court of the United States recognizing a legal right to same-sex marriage, the nation’s bishops said on Friday. “Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this […]

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Not a burden, but a grace: The indissolubility of marriage

Rome, Italy, May 27, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The sacrament of marriage, characterized as it is by indissolubility, is good news for the people of today, according to a Spanish priest who specializes in family and marriage issues. “The family is in crisis: divorce, models of the family contrary to the Gospel, abandoned […]

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Eight Habits of Healthy Couples

My newest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love looks at the eight habits that healthy couples cultivate in their relationship and describes, step-by-step how couples who are struggling can develop those habits in their relationship. There’s a lot of confusion about what separates happy couples from unhappy […]

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Pope emphasizes ‘indissolubility of Christian matrimony’

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2014 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral teaching, including the lifelong nature of Christian marriage, and to teach these truths “with great compassion.”“The holiness and indissolubility of Christian matrimony, often disintegrating under […]

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