Category Archives: Marriage in the Church

Does our view of marriage need to change?

Recently I (Rita) read an article titled Marriage Needs To Change If It’s Going to Survive, published on September 30, 2014 by Susan Pease Gadoua, L.C.S.W. in Contemplating Divorce.  While we don’t necessarily support some of the things she recommends she did make … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

Our preparations for Christmas this year have been rather smooth.  Rita started shopping early and avoided the last-minute rush.  By yesterday afternoon the gifts were all wrapped and ready for the kids and grandkids.  We will have dinner and go … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar

These days before Christmas can be hectic and sometimes our relationship doesn’t get much attention.  We are late getting started, but taking a cue from the Advent Calendar, we give you a list of an activity that you can do … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

This Sunday the celebrant at our parish was a visiting pastor from an African American/Hispanic parish in Chicago.  From the time he got to the altar he drew people in and the entire celebration was different.  He insisted that people … Continue reading

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What We Did For Love

We have been traveling, hence no post last week.  We spent time with our daughter and son-in-law as their girls moved on from elementary to junior high and junior high to high school. In addition the girls were in dance … Continue reading

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Praying for All Marriages

We usually tend to write about marriage specifically in terms of husband/wife relationship issues. This week, however, we discovered a prayer titled, “Intercessory Prayers for Married Couples. The prayers are in the form of a litany – each line begins … Continue reading

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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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Who Teaches Us to be Married?

In this month of June which is traditionally the month when many choose to marry we began to think about who teaches or taught us to be married. In the Catholic tradition couples who wish to be married in the … Continue reading

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April Fool’s and Other Days

Yesterday was April Fools day and it made us think and talk about what role healthy fun has in a thriving relationship.  Some ideas for tricks to play on the other came up.  They included: * placing double-sided tape a … Continue reading

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Bob’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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