Five Ways to Love your Man

By |2017-09-07T00:21:12+10:00February 18th, 2014|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , |

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 her husband does. Most women primarily experience love through gestures of cherishment, while men experience love most powerfully through the medium of respect. Here are five ways you can nail

Overscheduled Couples

By |2017-09-06T06:44:00+10:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 falling out of love, but usually, these triggers are preceded by a chronic neglect of the relationship and it’s need for time and attention from both husband and wife. Whether

The Charisms of Marriage

By |2017-09-06T06:39:14+10:00May 23rd, 2013|Categories: Marriage, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 express their unity. Their joyfulness is contagious. Like every baptised person, married people are gifted by the Holy Spirit with charisms suited to their individual calling as Christians. However there

Self-Control to Self-Giving

By |2017-09-06T06:34:27+10:00May 11th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 – pretty much anything worth doing in life benefits from a disciplined approach. It’s the same with relationships. Marriage, parenting, friendships – they all do a whole lot better when

Faithful

By |2017-09-06T06:22:26+10:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“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 in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” We hear these vows in movies and at weddings so often, that many of us

Twelve Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

By |2015-06-16T04:02:49+10:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 message on your bathroom mirror. Write a love note, roll it up and insert it into a balloon. Decorate the balloon with markers. Using a deck of cards (in order),

Lovers of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:23+10:00March 17th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 identity of ‘mother’ or ‘father’. This potential rests in a profound human desire to give life; to expend and extend our own existence beyond ourselves to the next generation. This

Family History

By |2017-09-06T06:10:04+10:00March 13th, 2013|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"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 old, the experience left me with a deep insecurity – I’ve discovered that my adult drive and competitiveness, which is often destructive, has its roots in this experience." We all

Hello? Is anybody there?

By |2017-09-06T06:03:54+10:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever had that experience with your spouse when he or she seems so distracted that you wonder if they are having an out-of-body episode? You suddenly realise that everything you’ve just said has simply floated off into the ether and not a word made an impact. Most times, we find this amusing –