Programmed for love or for trouble?

We were recently hosted overnight in the country home of friends. It was a beautiful experience in every way. Our hosts greeted us with warmth, housed us in a tastefully appointed bedroom

Programmed for love or for trouble?2019-11-06T11:05:04+11:00

Marriage and the Plenary Council

Asking the Right Questions No matter where you live in the world, the Catholic Church is undergoing significant introspection and renewal. In Australia, one of the formal mechanisms is the Plenary

Marriage and the Plenary Council2019-05-15T10:46:46+10:00

The single-minded search

Single and searching? Look for this one quality. Sometimes single people ask us for suggestions on how to find a suitable marriage partner. Some, having had a series of disappointing experiences,

The single-minded search2018-03-20T10:57:12+11:00

Change Starts Here

Part 4 of It Takes One to TangoAll change in our relationships should start with ourself. While it’s comforting to be able to blame our spouse for the inadequacies of our marriage,

Change Starts Here2016-06-14T15:59:14+10:00

When Desires Don’t Match

When couples marry they rightly expect that there will be a willing participation in a shared life together across a range of activities including sexual intimacy, intimate conversation and parenting for example.

When Desires Don’t Match2015-01-12T14:10:51+11:00

Making a change for the better

Change is difficult. It can also be complicated. Despite our best intentions, sustained change often eludes us. We’ve had many spouses tell us that their husband or wife promised to change and

Making a change for the better2015-01-15T14:55:49+11:00

Partner Selection

How do you know what to look for in a romantic partner? One young woman liked to tell us she had three simple criteria for a boyfriend: good massages, could fix her

Partner Selection2015-01-15T14:55:50+11:00

Marital Resilience

Let’s face it – marriage is a tough gig these days. With divorce rates higher than we’d like, too many families are being torn apart by marriage breakdown. What can couples do to immunize

Marital Resilience2015-01-15T15:05:15+11:00

Change Reaction

It’s easy to see how couples get stuck when ‘being right’ has become a habit. Clinging to our ‘right to be right’ is like gangrene in a relationship....

Change Reaction2015-01-15T15:05:23+11:00