For Your Marriage

For the Office of Marriage and Family:

Office of Marriage and Family

This office provides information for:

Marriage Preparation

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Help for Struggling Couples, the Retrouvaille Program

 

USCCB Resources: Click on area of interest

Resources for Couples at All Stages of Life

Dating and Engaged Couples

Married Couples

Family Life and Parenting

 

The Domestic Church

Every family is called to be a place of prayer, service, and love – a “little Church of the home.” Families naturally do this in their day-to-day lives: “The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, no. 315). They do this by strengthening the bonds of love among their members, and by asking the Lord’s presence into their homes. There are so many ways to make your family a domestic Church, and the content here can provide guidance and support.

 

Marriage Renewal Date Night Series

Witness to Love: Be Light Date Night Series

The Witness to Love marriage apostolate offers a Marriage Renewal Date Night Series. This 5-part online series features couples who share real tips for renewing your marriage during this unique time in our lives. The apostolate also recently launched Be Light: Year of Belonging, which is the first year of a five-year movement to draw married couples closer together in Christ while being transformed into family missionary disciples. 

 

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

Created by the Augustine Institute, Beloved is a 12-part video series that explores the meaning of marriage and how to live it out together. Each session includes about 30 minutes of video content presented by well-known Catholic authors and speakers. The program is available online with a subscription to FORMED.org, a Catholic video and audio streaming platform. Also available in Spanish.

Marriage Enrichment

The Virtues Marriage Enrichment Series

John and Teri Bosio’s program for married couples, The Virtues, is currently available online so couples can watch it together at home. The program consists of 4 short videos about the cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Courage, and Temperance. 

 

Communio Resources

Communio Date Night Kits

Communio has put together in-home date night kits for couples, along with follow-up resources and strategies. Couples can enjoy a comedy special, cook a romantic dinner with a recipe using pantry staples, and focus on their relationship with fun and meaningful conversation starters.

We thank Matt Selby, Archdiocese of Dubuque, for his recommendations.

 

Celebrating Advent

The Pope Reflects on the Holy Family