Fertility – an Introduction

By Francine & Byron Pirola | May 2, 2012

Being married in the Catholic Church is both a challenge and a privilege. Unlike secular marriage, Catholic couples are called to a radical lifestyle …

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Congratulations!

By Francine & Byron Pirola | May 2, 2012

Congratulations on your Engagement! We hope and pray that this time of preparation is both joyful and meaningful – you are undertaking a great journey…

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Trinity Prayer

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

For a deeper experience of couple prayer and you may like to try the Trinity Prayer. This simple format: incorporates worship of God the Father…

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A Living Sign and Sacrament

A Living Sign

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

It is no coincidence that Christ’s love can be expressed in sexual terms: His desire to be one with us How passionately He pursues us…

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Marriage – a Pathway to Holiness

By Christine | April 23, 2012

Spiritual Intimacy It is often difficult for a couple to share their personal faith experiences with each other. This is so for couples of different…

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Love Making

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

Sexual Response Human sexuality is a complex and varied experience; every person experiences their femininity or masculinity uniquely. Moreover, this experience will evolve over the…

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For Engaged Couples – The Message of Intercourse

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

When a couple wants to give themselves completely to one another, nakedness communicates that kind of extraordinary generosity and openness. It says: “I give you…

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Arousal Problems (Sex)

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

Arousal has an objective and a subjective component: The subjective component refers to feeling involved, connected and turned on. The Objective component refers to the…

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Desire Problems (Sex)

By Francine & Byron Pirola | April 23, 2012

Sexual Desire Problems Our desire for sex, or libido, is not a constant throughout our lives. The hormone Testosterone is associated with libido. Testosterone levels…

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Hug to Diffuse

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 19, 2011

It’s happening again. Suddenly we find ourselves in that all too familiar territory:  we’re gridlocked in an argument about goodness-knows-what and it’s starting to turn…

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Knot Yet #8: Finding Myself

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

When emerging adults in committed relationships are polled about why they haven’t yet married, a common theme is ‘the need to find themselves’. They don’t…

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Knot Yet! #7: The Continuity Factor

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

Many people assume that what they do as singles will not affect their future marriage relationship. They see single life as the opportunity to ‘have…

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Knot Yet! #6: The Marriage Drain Myth

By Francine & Byron Pirola | December 16, 2011

“You’re throwing your life away!”, was the message one bride in her early twenties was told. Many people delay marriage, and discourage other young would-be…

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