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What’s the Point of World Marriage Day?

What’s the Point of World Marriage Day? | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Cynics already mock Valentine’s Day as a marketing-driven campaign that generated $18.9 billion last year. Why do we need spin-off events like World Marriage Day, which also comes on the heels of National Marriage Week and International Marriage Week? Think of it as an effort to reclaim the cultur...
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TitusOneNine - (Touchstone) Andrew Peach—The Vanishing Point of Marriage

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A Single Twenty-Something Shares Her Most Intimate Concerns About Dating, Relationships, and Chastity

A Single Twenty-Something Shares Her Most Intimate Concerns About Dating, Relationships, and Chastity | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Being a single twenty-something in today's world is not easy. Especially when you're committed to the virtue of chastity. Today's post offers deep, personal, insight.
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These Students Encourage Dating Over Hookup Culture

These Students Encourage Dating Over Hookup Culture | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
“We’re here to propose a new script that says an invitation to coffee isn’t a marriage proposal, just a way to get to know someone,” Caitlin La Ruffa says.
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Unlocking the Secrets to Lifelong Love (Part 1 of 2)

Unlocking the Secrets to Lifelong Love (Part 1 of 2) | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discuss biblically-based strategies to help couples build a romance that will last a lifetime. (Part 1 of 2)
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Marriage in Gospel Focus

Marriage in Gospel Focus | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
When I realize what Jesus did for me, I can look at my wife,—and she can look at me—and we can have the power of grace in our marriage.
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The yellow footprints: A marriage simile

The yellow footprints: A marriage simile | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Outside of the Marine Corps, the title of this article wouldn’t make much sense. To anyone who has witnessed the transformation that begins after stepping off the bus and onto those footprints, it solicits emotions, feelings and perhaps the memory of standing on the footprints where so many heroic Marines have stood before.
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Marriage Prep Talk (30 of 60 mins; battery died)

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, St. Joseph, Vacaville, CA (Theology of the Body; God's Plan For Marriage, Sex, Family) Pre-Cana Program

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6 Ways to Improve Your Marriage – Part 1 of 2 – Holy Trinity Parish

6 Ways to Improve Your Marriage – Part 1 of 2 – Holy Trinity Parish | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
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Dating Has Died at College — This Campaign Hopes to Revive It

Dating Has Died at College — This Campaign Hopes to Revive It | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
The Love and Fidelity Network is helping students navigate romance on campus without having to participate in the ‘hook-up culture.’
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CELEBRATE MARRIAGE: Sacrifice, patience keys to marriage

CELEBRATE MARRIAGE: Sacrifice, patience keys to marriage | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Marriage is a divine institution implemented by humans, who are definitely not divine – at least not when the marriage takes place. But we humans are all unique creations and hence each marriage is different.
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14 SIMPLE WAYS TO CELEBRATE & STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE

14 SIMPLE WAYS TO CELEBRATE & STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
As we celebrate "National Marriage Week", culminating with Valentines Day,
I reflected with my bride on some practical ways to invest in our
relationship.  Many of these ideas come from our own limited experience on
this adventure called marriage.  Please share your own ideas in the
comments.

1.    Get out on a Date(s):  Take the time to talk, connect, and invest in
your relationship, even if only for an hour or two to rekindle the spark.

2.    Call, text or email your spouse throughout the week:  send a word of
encouragement or remind them of your love when you are apart.

3.    Plan an overnight getaway:  Get a baby sitter, and get some down
time.

4.    Date Night In:  Cook their favorite dinner (or carry out), get a
bottle of wine, rent a movie you saw together before you were married, and
enjoy.

5.    Get outdoors together:  Go on a walk, hike or some other physical
activity that you both enjoy.

6.    Read a book together:  Find a novel or devotional that interests you
both.  Read it together and/or separately and then discuss.

7.    Work Together on a Project:  Make a plan together, plant a Garden,
paint a room, organize the garage.  Take something old & make it new, give
it life.  

8.    Serve Together:  Go do one of the corporal works of mercy together
(visit a nursing home
or serve a meal at a homeless shelter).

9.    Go through your wedding album: remember & reminisce. 

10.    Start a Marriage Dream list: Share (short & long term) of what you
want to do
and where you want to go.

11.    Write your Spouse a Letter: express your love, tell them why you are
grateful
for them in your life, remind them of past memories, affirm them as your
partner.

12.    Forgive that Grudge:  Talk with your spouse, forgive them and move
on.

13.    Pray Together:  Share your struggles and what’s on your heart to God
through your spouse.

14.    Meet & Talk:  Different than a date, the goal of this time is to
plan and discuss life ahead as well as review how things are going.  Get on
the same page.

Above all, slow down this week and remember the gift you have in your
spouse.  Reflect on what brought you together in the first place.  Married
life is not easy (especially with kids), and can break down over time if
not cared for.  But, a married relationship can bring great fulfillment,
especially if we put forth the effort we once did while dating.  Happy
Valentines Day.

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Marriage According to 10 Couples

Marriage According to 10 Couples | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
This Valentine’s Day I wanted to dive deeper than the box of chocolates. I asked some of my favorite couples, who have been married from a range of less than a year to 30+ years, a few questions about marriage.
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WORLD | Love and marriage on Valentine’s Day | Peter J. Leithart | Feb. 13, 2016

WORLD | Love and marriage on Valentine’s Day | Peter J. Leithart | Feb. 13, 2016 | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
MARRIAGE | Two life stories become one in an ongoing conversation
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Marriage preparation: what to do before you say ‘I do’?

Marriage preparation: what to do before you say ‘I do’? | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Marriage preparation: what to do before you say ‘I do’?
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Non-traditional marriage is becoming more traditional

Non-traditional marriage is becoming more traditional | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center recently released a study that shows the millennial generation is dramatically changing the looks of a traditional marriage ceremony. For example, no licensed, highly educated minister necessary.
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Mental health and marriage - Care for the Family

Mental health and marriage - Care for the Family | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
The Rev Will Van Der Hart is Pastoral Chaplain of HTB in London and a director of The Mind and Soul Foundation. He has been working to support people with emotional and mental health issues within the church for the last 10 years. When I had an anxiety breakdown in 2005 following the London Bombings, …
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9 Secrets of a Successful Marriage - Premier Christian Radio

9 Secrets of a Successful Marriage - Premier Christian Radio | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Marriage is quite a controversial topic these days, although current evidence seems to support its superiority over the alternatives. For the Christian, of course, it’s not just contemporary science but the Bible that provides the foundations.
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Faithful Catholic Colleges Find New Ways to Tackle Marriage Crisis

Faithful Catholic Colleges Find New Ways to Tackle Marriage Crisis | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
Striving to help their students prepare for healthy and strong marriages, faithful Catholic colleges are making a concerted effort to find ways in which they can integrate Church teaching on marriage and family into the lives of their students,...
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Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury speaks out on the value of marriage

Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury speaks out on the value of marriage | Marriage and Family (Catholic & Christian) | Scoop.it
The Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has urged people to remind young couples about the values of marriage and encouraged more to consider the commitment.
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