MFP191: Making Time for your Marriage

   “Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is always at the same time a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but … Continue reading

MFP 174 : Epic Intimacy with Damon & Melanie Owens

   Lovers do “for love” what never would be done for a reason, or a rule, or a doctrine or a law. True love “loves” and needs to suffer — not for suffering’s sake alone, but for the sake of … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #36: Prioritize Your Spouse

Messy Family Project · MFM 36 – Prioritize Your Spouse This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon One of the secrets of a happy home is for spouses to prioritize each other over anyone else – … Continue reading

Catholic Marital Intimacy

If you are having trouble in your relationship with your spouse in the bedroom, start here…. Many times Catholic couples who are following the Church’s teaching on sex think that all they have to do is not use contraception and … Continue reading

Seven Tips for Pursuing Your Spouse

Passion is an essential element in any exclusive relationship. These strong emotions can serve as the wind in our sails to keep us motivated to strive to make our marriage better and to go deeper. It’s very easy to fall … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #29: Date Night

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 29 – Date Night This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. One word of advice that we hear from couples with great marriages is to make a regular date … Continue reading

7 Tips on Praying with your Spouse

Seven Tips on Praying With Your Spouse   “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Mt 18:20 For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others, it feels awkward or … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #15: Praying as a couple

This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others prayer may feel awkward or forced. But, the truth is that there is real power in spouses praying … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #12: Unity

When you have a fight with your spouse, or I mean a “discussion with emotion,” it’s very easy to have tunnel vision and to make the goal of the communication getting our way, because of course “we” are right and … Continue reading

MP 105 : Deepening Unity in Our Marriage

“Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is…a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’…” – St. John Paul II   … Continue reading

Six Tips for Keeping Your Love Alive

When did your family begin?  When your first child arrived?  When they were conceived? Nope. It was on your wedding day! On the day of your wedding, a new family was formed because marriage is the foundation of the family. … Continue reading

MP 098 : Parenting as a Team

Raising children is beautiful but also hard work. It’s a task for unselfish, devoted parents. ~ Archbishop Chaput Parenting is not for cowards, that is for sure! Thankfully, God gives children two parents who, when they work together, can provide … Continue reading

MP 054 : Vulnerability in Marriage

“To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Many cry that marriage today is under attack, but the most powerful attack on marriage is often less like a bombardment and more like a silent cancer that … Continue reading

MP 044 : Criticizing Your Husband

When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. Wives: which statement do you agree with more, regarding your husband? “I don’t know how I … Continue reading

MP 037 : The Courage to Correct

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.” – Matthew 18: 15 As married people, we each have a duty, a … Continue reading