Sexuality – A Resource for Loving

Sexuality touches upon every aspect of our personhood, body and soul, and it is expressed as either masculinity or femininity. It is developed and expressed primarily through relationships. Our masculinity or femininity draws us into relationship and makes us attractive to the other sex. When we are attracted to another, our good qualities are brought…

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The Fine Print

It’s important to read the fine print before you sign on a dotted line and marriage in the Catholic Church is no different. Matrimony is more than just getting married in a church; in order to make a free and informed commitment on your wedding day, there are specific obligations of which you should be aware. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY…

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In The Image of Christ and The Church

Revelation 19:6-8 The Wedding of the Lamb Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude… crying out,“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready;…

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Trinity Prayer

Most couples find it difficult to pray together. It is always best to start simply and establish a habit on modest requirements. The Couple’s Evening Prayer is a good place to start. When you are ready, you can try the Trinity Prayer which encourages deeper reflection and more personal revelation. This simple format: incorporates worship…

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One Heart Discernment

God’s Desire Throughout your married life, God will frequently place before you the invitation to be more life-giving. Sometimes this invitation will take the form of conceiving a child, at others it might be to take up a ministry or get involved in a community initiative. At times God will call you to reform your…

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Couple Prayer

Praying as an individual is vital to our Christian journey. As a married couple, you can also do couple prayer. This is prayer in personal conversation with God while allowing our spouse to hear. It’s a bit like a three way conversation. When we pray in this way, we are authentic and honest as there…

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The Power of Prayer

“Whatever you ask in my name I will do, so as to glorify the Father in the Son. Anything you ask in my name I will do.” John 14:13-14 Openness to God Prayer does not change God, it does not always change the situation, but it does change the heart of the person praying. It…

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A Source of Grace

“Give way to one another out of reverence for Christ” Eph 5:21 St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians paints a vision of husband and wife tenderly giving themselves to each other in total self-donation. Husband and wife desire to communicate God’s life-giving love to the other through their own love. They are inspired to love…

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Friends To Call On

When couples experience difficulties… ..in their marriage and doubts about their spouse, they often feel very alone and unsupported. The friends and family who were so active and involved when they were celebrating their wedding tend to ‘mind their own business’ and try not to interfere when the relationship begins to dissolve. This comes from…

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The Catholic Family

In a very real way for Catholics and Christians, ‘church’ is a faith family. Like any family we may like some relatives more than others, but we will still dance at their weddings and cry at their funerals. It is not about being right or better. Like a family, it is simply a special belonging…

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