Infertility Facts

By |2017-09-08T03:15:36+10:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

Here are some quick facts on a huge topic! To delve a bit further you’re welcome to use our links to some resources below. Subfertility or Infertility? Subfertility refers to any kind of reduced fertility where for a long time a couple are trying to conceive but cannot due to hormone inbalances, problems with the

Catholic Couple’s Struggle with Infertility

By |2018-06-22T11:38:29+10:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

Many Catholic married couples struggle with infertility, whether or not they follow the Church’s teachings on married love and the raising of families. In the 2015 issue of Frankly magazine Sally Jones (a pseudonym) explained the sadness she felt as a regular Massgoer: “Infertility is difficult all the time but sometimes the sadness feels much

The science of happiness

By |2017-09-08T03:10:52+10:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Womanhood|

By Francine Pirola We all strive for happiness. One would think that it would be a fairly simple project: minimise pain and maximise pleasure. Turns out, it’s not that simple and instinct often leads us in the wrong direction. We expect that money, comfort, possessions and power, for example, will deliver happiness and that more

Annulments made easy… Really?

By |2017-09-07T06:23:12+10:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

By Francine & Byron Pirola A Painful Reality While every marriage begins in hope and optimism, sadly, many marriages flounder and in a number of those, one or both spouses decide to end the marriage through a civil divorce. In some of these cases, due to mental instability, violence or other serious dysfunction, the Church

BreakThrough the Reasons for Those Arguments

By |2018-10-22T13:25:50+10:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

Couples often notice when arguments arise they are typically the same arguments that have occurred before, just set on repeat! Why is that? Conflict and hurt feelings are normal aspects of married life but what isn’t normal, or at least need not be so, is remaining gridlocked in stale and unhelpful patterns of relating. And

Are you getting the help you need?

By |2017-09-07T06:19:31+10:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

5 Ways Seeking Help Can Make Things Worse  " I read books that told me to love more and give more... but they just made things worse." Inspirational, quasi-advice type books written by well-meaning people who have gone through the normal ups and downs of married life are often of little use to couples struggling

The Power of Two

By |2017-09-07T06:18:23+10:00July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

by Byron & Francine Pirola By its very nature Matrimony has the power to renew the Church and all of society. Matrimony is the vocational sacrament within which the vast majority of adult Catholics live, and yet its capacity for teaching, renewing and leading the Church is largely overlooked. All Sacraments reveal a dimension of

Till Death do We Duel

By |2017-09-07T06:17:15+10:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Womanhood|

Is your marriage plagued by an unhealthy spirit of competition? Competition is part of human life and has many benefits for individuals. One of the most obvious is that it encourages us to extend ourselves and develop our abilities. There’s nothing like a bit of competition to push us past our normal limits. The dark

The Ultimate Guide To Family Prayer For Busy Parents

By |2017-09-07T06:06:43+10:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Rituals & Prayer|

Every family is unique and their family prayer life will be too! What works for one family would be impossible for another. Whether it’s highly structured like the Rosary or Divine Office or less formal like meditation or spontaneous prayer, there is a style to suit every family as it grows and changes. Whether your

Adventures in Family Prayer

By |2017-10-18T03:43:56+10:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Womanhood|

Heather, who blogs at Mamma Knows, Honeychild wrote and illustrated this hilarious portrait of her family’s prayer life. It’s just too good not to share an extract with you! You can read the whole thing on her blog, but you may find yourself giggling and laughing out loud so maybe don’t read it at work...