Couple Play

By Kiara Pirola | February 27, 2014

Play is not only important for children, it’s important for adults and for couples as well. It helps us to develop vital virtues in our…

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Spiritual Guardians

By Francine and Byron Pirola | February 23, 2014

Every person is created with a divine destiny: God created us for eternal union with him. Our earthly life is preparation for this union but…

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Five Ways to Love your Man

By Francine and Byron Pirola | February 18, 2014

Men and women experience love in different and complementary ways. However, a woman will generally express love the way she experiences it, not the way…

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Made for Heaven

By Kiara Pirola | October 15, 2013

There’s a difference between marrying in the church and at the church. When we marry at the church, often it’s just a venue with no…

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Brand New Grandparents

By Kiara Pirola | July 6, 2013

As a grandparent, or expectant one, your relationship with your grandchild comes bundled with your relationship with the parents. It can be helpful to reflect…

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Overscheduled Couples

By Francine and Byron Pirola | June 26, 2013

Too many marriages suffer from insufficient time. In fact, it’s possibly the single biggest contributor to marriage breakdown. There might be an affair or a…

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The Charisms of Marriage

By Francine and Byron Pirola | May 23, 2013

Sarah and Henry are passionately committed to growing deeper in intimacy. Following prostrate surgery that left Henry impotent, they persisted in seeking new ways to…

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Self-Control to Self-Giving

By Francine and Byron Pirola | May 11, 2013

We all know that people with a capacity for self-control can accomplish amazing things in life – athletic prowess, academic excellence, financial independence, social revolution…

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By Francine and Byron Pirola | April 8, 2013

“I (name) take you, (name), to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and…

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Twelve Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

By Francine and Byron Pirola | March 28, 2013

In the spirit of the Christmastide, here are twelve ways to communicate your devotion to your honey. Use a dry erase marker to leave a…

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Lovers of Life

By Kiara Pirola | March 17, 2013

Deep within the essence of the marital relationship is a parental capacity; the potential for husband and wife to gift each other with the new…

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Family History

By Kiara Pirola | March 13, 2013

“When my baby sister was born with a life-threatening condition, my family became completely absorbed in supporting her for several months. As a four year…

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