Forever and Ever Amen, Part 1

Have you ever put much thought into the passage in Genesis, “God created man in his image, in the divine image He created him, male and female he created them”? I recently gave a talk to the women and teens of our youth ministry program about this very passage.  As I discerned about the directionContinue reading “Forever and Ever Amen, Part 1”

What Wives Wished Their Husbands to Knew

My work predominately involves the preparation of men and women for marriage in the Catholic Church, as well as listening to those who are struggling within their marriage. This gives me a particular perspective on some of the common communication struggles that can plague a couple and eat away at their good intentions. My husbandContinue reading “What Wives Wished Their Husbands to Knew”

Desiring More, Settling for Less

What is it about we humans wherein we want diamonds, but we settle for broken glass? We see this in many areas of our life; jobs, exercise, and relationships to name a few. We want good things for ourselves, meaningful work, a sleek rock-hard body, a learned mind, a happy fulfilling marriage- all of whichContinue reading “Desiring More, Settling for Less”

Good Marriage Prep Matters

In my work preparing engaged couples for marriage, I find myself pondering what might have been different for us, if my husband and I would have been required to take the same prep that is currently offered in the Diocese of Phoenix. While we were married in Phoenix over thirty-eight years ago, the marriage prepContinue reading “Good Marriage Prep Matters”

Dear Struggling Marriages

In my work preparing couples for marriage, I have had to account for the unexpected implosion of a marriage where I was once part of the preparation. Sometimes I hear about the troubles first hand, other times when I see one of them meeting with the Nullity Minister. It saddens me every time when thoseContinue reading “Dear Struggling Marriages”