Marriage, it Takes a Lifetime

Pt 4/4 The world will change when we get love right, and it must begin first and foremost in marriage and family life. Marriage is not “fifty-fifty.” Divorce is. Love requires a one hundred percent gift from the spouses. Listen to the words of the vows, “in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, inContinue reading “Marriage, it Takes a Lifetime”

What Makes a Marriage Sacramental?

Pt.3 /4 The previous articles covered what the Catechism and Sacred Scripture teach us about marriage and love. This week we will look at what makes a marriage sacramental. God provided all that was necessary to thrive for our first parents in the Garden of Eden; however, they chose instead to succumb to temptation fromContinue reading “What Makes a Marriage Sacramental?”

To Love and Honor

Part 2/4 “Selfishness is the enemy of love,” writes Ven. Fulton J Sheen. It is a strong statement of truth that cannot be denied. Let’s talk about love, the greatly misunderstood four-letter word, and what it demands of married couples. Spoiler alert-men and women are different, and it is part of God’s plan. Our complementarityContinue reading “To Love and Honor”

So, What is Marriage in God’s Plan?

part 1/4 In this series of articles, I seek to offer you dear reader, a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony. I hope to inspire, educate, enlighten, strengthen, and encourage couples and those who are contemplating married life. What is marriage in God’s plan for humanity? The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), inContinue reading “So, What is Marriage in God’s Plan?”

From This Day Forward…

In my line of work, I attend a lot of weddings. After all, my job involves preparing couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Each engaged couple is unique in their story. How they met, their family of origin, past relationships, and the baggage acquired thus far play a part in how they view and liveContinue reading “From This Day Forward…”