Category Archives: Courtship

Should Wedding Traditions Change with Society?

The month of June is traditionally the month for weddings.  We have had several conversations recently as we read or saw report on TV and the internet about how weddings are changing, along with marriage itself.  Many things are changing, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on another Wednesday Morning

This past week we spent time with our daughter and son-in-law and their girls.  As frequently happens in our conversations, the topic of marriage; building and having a good one, came up. She said that many look at the relationship … Continue reading

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Rita’s Reflection on the Wedding Feast at Cana

We are working with our pastor, Fr. Terry Keehan, exploring why people marry and why they stay married.  One of the tasks we set for ourselves is to each write a short reflection on the Gospel story of the wedding … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Marriage that Lasts Forever

On Valentine’s Day Pope Francis met with engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square.  He had couples submit questions to him before the meeting and he chose three that he responded to as he spoke to them  His responses speak to … Continue reading

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Differences in Marriage

As every couple approaches marriage, they do so with expectations about many things.  We develop those expectations through our experience of growing up.  In our families – nuclear and extended – we do things in certain ways that become so … Continue reading

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Why Get Married in the Catholic Church? by John Bosio

We recently became aware of a new article by John Bosio titled Why Get Married in the Catholic Church? available at ForYourMarriage.org.  John and his wife, Teri, are authors of Six Dates for Catholic Couples and other works.  The article … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Marriage for Young Adults, Part 2

We were recently interviewed by a former student, Dan Kamys, who is now an editor at fitandfabliving.com, a web site for young adults.  This week we offer a second excerpt from the interview.  The first part of the interview was … Continue reading

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