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Do we even need marriage anymore?

May 13th, 2014 Comments off

BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – Divorce law overhaul: is there really any point to marriage anymore?

Recent suggested changes in Britain’s divorce legislation have one Telegraph writer pondering why we would ever bother getting married in the first place. Read more…

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Another review of “101 Tips for Happier Marriage”

May 12th, 2014 Comments off

Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes
Ave Maria Press

Internationally known family and marriage scholar Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute joins forces with Franciscan University graduate, blogger, and mom Betsy Kerekes at to produce what’s essentially an examination of conscience for a spouse. Read more…

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101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

May 12th, 2014 Comments off

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes

“God is God. You are not. Your spouse is not.” Any marriage would benefit from this opening truth. But keep reading. Ruth Institute founder Jennifer Morse partners with author, wife, and mother Betsy Kerekes to offer clear, informed, and encouraging suggestions to any Catholic wanting to nurture his or her marriage. Some should not surprise: “Expect limitations, imperfections, conflict.” Read more…

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Tip #88 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

Extend yourself in an open-ended way, as in, “How can I help?” If you just blunder ahead and solve the problem, your spouse may feel you don’t respect his or her ability to solve it.

Plus, you’ll take away the satisfaction your spouse will receive from having solved the issue on his or her own. The self-confidence gained in a situation such as this may be a necessary tool in completing larger, more difficult tasks. Allow your spouse this opportunity to grow.

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Stanford Student Experiences Intolerance from Liberals Concerning Marriage Conference

May 5th, 2014 Comments off

by Dave Jolly

Stanford University is a very well-known and highly respected University.  Their academic standards are higher than most universities.  The school is also known for trying to be a diverse campus that is open to many differing ideologies, however, that reputation is becoming rather tarnished.

In her freshman year at Stanford, Judy Romea found the campus group known as the Stanford Anscombe Society, named after Elizabeth Anscombe, a British philosopher.  According to their website: Read more…

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How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

April 25th, 2014 Comments off
By Ashley Crouch, international speaker, writer, creative media strategy consultant; and Joanna Hyatt, international speaker on dating, relationships and sex, and author, The Sex Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents

This article was first published April 23, 2014, at huffingtonpost.com.

It has been a been a roller coaster month of romantic headlines, from conscious uncoupling to Dancing With the Stars’ crowd-favorite, “Disney Night.” Watching the night of dancing princesses vaguely reminded us of our childhood hopes for a romantic fairytale ending with a perfect other half. Yet, facing the contrast between young dreams and the reality of another broken marriage was a harsh wake-up call. Let’s face it; navigating the path to romance often ends in hotel heartbreak. Why might this be? Read more…

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Marriage advice from a divorcee

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

I realise that one might not think to get marriage advice from someone who just got divorced. However, upon reading this article, you might just change your mind. Gerald Rogers, upon the finalisation of his divorce, had 20 points worth of wisdom to dole out – in my mind, all things that help to keep the love young.

I’ve picked out my favourites and paraphrased them below: Read more…

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DR J at Biola University

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

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Tip #95 from 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

Be gracious when your spouse apologizes to you. “Thank you for your apology. I really appreciate you saying that to me.”

Doesn’t that come off even nicer than “Apology accepted”? And especially more than “See, I told you I was right!” Get in the habit of accepting others’ defeat graciously, as well as your own!

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This week! ITAF regional…..

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

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