Category Archives: Newlyweds

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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Is there anything new about marriage?

This morning Rita made the remark that we really know the basics of living together that produce good, happy long-term marriages.  The information is readily available.  Nevertheless, the news media constantly carry reports on new research about marriage and the … 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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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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Are T-Shirts Bad for Marriage?

Recently Rita was exercising at the mall and noticed a new T-shirt shop had opened. The shirt that caught her attention was attached to the door with the likely intent of drawing people into the shop. The shirt said, “I … 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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Pope Francis on the Marriage Celebration Question 3

Question 3: The style of the celebration of marriage Your Holiness, in these months we are making many preparations for our wedding. Can you give some advice to celebrate our marriage well? Make sure that it is a real treat … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to Engaged Couples, Question 2

As we promised last week, this week we share with you the the second question  Pope Francis addressed in his talk to engaged couples on Valentine’s day. Question 2: Living together: the “style” of married life Holiness, to live together … 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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A Marriage is an Act of Faith

This past weekend we celebrated the marriage of our son, Matthew to Andrea Medernach.  It was a wonderfully spiritual ceremony followed by a great wedding feast.  It was my privilege, as father of the groom, to begin the wedding ceremony … Continue reading

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