“The Hardest Thing About Not Having Sex Before Marriage Wasn’t What I Expected”

Thanks as always to the ever wise brother-deacon Greg Kandra on putting us on to an enlightening, frank and ultimately beautiful testimony which I think is actually far more common that most folks believe - waiting until after marriage to have sex. While society tends to be "puzzled" by such behavior (and I'm being very kind in … Continue reading “The Hardest Thing About Not Having Sex Before Marriage Wasn’t What I Expected”

“Sex Is Kind Of Like The Nourishing Food of Marriage”

Ryan Williams has an excellent article over at Aleteia.org which discusses in a beautiful, Catholic manner, what we really believe about sex and marital intimacy. His premise, he states, is: Marriage counselors routinely encourage couples to focus on what they do out of the bedroom in order to strengthen what they do in the bedroom. … Continue reading “Sex Is Kind Of Like The Nourishing Food of Marriage”

“In Praise of Natural Family Planning” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

One of the greatest joys of being the Director of Family Ministries for the Archdiocese is the ability to connect with so many couples on the road to marriage. It is an awesome responsibility that I take very seriously as we try and help those who are about to make the biggest decision of their … Continue reading “In Praise of Natural Family Planning” by Deacon Stephen Bowling

Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?) By Steve and Kathy Beirne

If you are watching some of the many home repair shows on HGTV, you’re not alone! Home design shows are very popular, and an important element of them involves marital decision–making. Does the couple want a city or country location?  What is on their wish list and how important is it? In one show, a … Continue reading Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?) By Steve and Kathy Beirne

“The Bride Without Shoes” by John Bosio

November 18, 1972. It was the day after our wedding. I remember driving on Interstate 70 east, away from Kansas City toward the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. It was a snowy and windy day, but inside our little car, a 1970 orange-colored Maverick, it was warm and cozy. It was the place where … Continue reading “The Bride Without Shoes” by John Bosio

“Is It Trash Or Is It Treasure?” by Steve and Kathy Beirne

Our marriage is made up of a saver and a person who tends to want to throw everything away. Now I’m not saying who’s who or whether one habit is better than the other (until you need something and find it’s been thrown away so you have to go out and buy it again.), but … Continue reading “Is It Trash Or Is It Treasure?” by Steve and Kathy Beirne