Tag Archives: Engaged

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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Good News about Men and Marriage

Recently, we wrote a blog about how marriage is treated in the sayings on T-shirts, posters, etc.  We found that most of the “humorous?’ phrases made marriage look bad and particularly men were portrayed as totally dominated by their wives.  … 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 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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Marriage Thoughts from an Ordination Homily

This weekend we attended the wedding of Bob’s niece in Ohio.  On the car ride home yesterday we were tired of all the radio stations and music we were listening to and tuned into Catholic Radio.  Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s weekly … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Intimacy

(Bob) The word “intimacy” seems to be popping up a lot recently.  It seems to appear most often in connection with sexual activity.  An online article suggested that we are all looking for intimacy, but usually settle for intensity.  A … Continue reading

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