What is a Catholic Marriage?

The word Marriage brings up different images depending on who is doing the imagining. A naive young girl may dream of Prince Charming and living happily ever after while a jaded, under appreciated old woman many be so overcome by marital regret she can’t remember any fairy tale dreams she once held dear. Ask a …

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A Different Kind of Good – A Marital Abandonment Anniversary

As many abandoned spouses know, today’s marital abandonment doesn’t always mean desertion. While society congratulates the parent who moves out for staying “involved,” it largely ignores longterm challenges abandoned spouses face redefining themselves and filling emptiness left behind when children visit the deserting parent. Last week I celebrated another anniversary in my journey through abandonment. On October 11th, 2011, I wrote my first post for Single …

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Fight Indifference in Divorce

Indifference doesn’t seem threatening in the turmoil of divorce. Often, it seems as though indifference would be a welcome relief. To some, indifference is even the goal. Why then, must we fight indifference in divorce? In my self-centered thinking, I assumed expressions like, “You don’t turn your back on a friend,” and “Blood is thicker than …

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