SmartLoving Keys

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 17, 2022

On a mission to love… Every couple wants to avoid divorce and get along without too many fights. A successful marriage however, is much more…

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Smiling Saints

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 10, 2022

St Valentine is the one saint with a feast day (Feb 14) that is known by millions of people, including non-Christians. But how many know…

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Loving Smart

By Francine & Byron Pirola | February 3, 2022

Everyone experiences love differently. Biology, upbringing, personality and experiences all influence the way an individual likes and needs to be loved. Being different in this…

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Sexual Differences – Respect & Cherishment

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 27, 2022

When we understand our sexual differences, we are empowered to use them constructively to build great relationships.  We’ve always maintained that our differences are something…

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The Nature of Love

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 20, 2022

We all ‘know’ what love is: it’s that feeling of affection and attachment we experience for another person. But is love just a feeling? Or is there more to it?

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Five Strategies to Improve your Marriage

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 13, 2022

A lot of people feel trapped in a dissatisfying or troubled marriage. They feel powerless to ‘fix’ it because their spouse refuses to join them…

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The Way you Hold Me

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 12, 2022

Holy Is the way we hold each other holy? Newlywed Justin Bieber seems to think so in this music video (Holy) expressing some unexpected themes.…

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Making the Wedding Vows Stick

By Francine & Byron Pirola | January 7, 2022

It’s common for married couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary to have a renewal of vows ceremony. The truth is, most couples in long-lasting marriages…

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Our family is a mess!

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 20, 2021

The Christmas Vigil Mass features the Gospel of Matthew (1:1-25). Depending on whether you get the long or short version, you might hear the genealogy…

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Walking the Talk is More Than You Think

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 17, 2021

This morning a friend from Canberra forwarded us a reflection on walking called: Keep Moving. It noted that walking was good for physical health but…

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Engaged Couple Interview with Priest

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 14, 2021

So, you’re getting married in the Catholic Church and you’ve booked a meeting with the parish priest. You may be wondering: What questions will the…

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Prayer for Catholic Engaged Couples

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 14, 2021

Congratulations on your engagement! This is an important formation period and we encourage you to pray regularly, preferably daily, for your upcoming wedding and the…

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Spiritual intimacy shouldn’t be taboo

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 9, 2021

Religious practice and spiritual belief is often a point of difference for couples, especially if they come from different religious traditions. But having religious differences…

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When history repeats, choose freedom

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 3, 2021

We remember sitting with a young couple who were locked in combat. She was prone to reactive outbursts and he was mystified as to what…

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How can I make your day better?

By Francine & Byron Pirola | November 29, 2021

I read a blog post recently from a husband who brought his marriage back from the brink with this one simple, daily habit. Each morning…

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