About Dr. Greg

Dr. Gregory Popcak directs the Pastoral Solutions Institute, an organization dedicated to helping Catholics find faith-filled solutions to marriage, family, and personal problems. Together with his wife, Lisa, he hosts More2Life Radio. He is the author of over a dozen books integrating psychological insights with our Catholic faith. For more info about books, tele-counseling and other resources, visit www.CatholicCounselors.com.

Overcoming Negativity

Fighting negativity is a constant battle. We live in a world full of inspirational quotes and Instagram captions about positivity, and while these can be helpful, they are not the only—and maybe not even the best—way to truly overcome negativity.Theology of the Body helps us challenge negativity by reminding us of who we truly a re and what we are called to become through God’s grace. Negativity traps us in our fallen selves, making us believe that the broken person we see when we look in th … [Read more...]

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3 Ways To Guarantee You’ll Be Your Spouse’s BFF

Many people question whether husbands and wives should expect to be each other’s best friends. Spouses are often faced with difficulties throughout their lives and marriage, so how can they still be best friends with one another? While it may come as a surprise to some, over 83% of married couples report being best friends with each other.Pope St. John Paul the Great’s Theology Of The Body calls couples to recall the original unity--the remarkable best friendship--our First Parents enjoyed be … [Read more...]

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7 Keys to Raising Caring Kids

 At times, being a parent can feel extremely overwhelming. It can feel like so much work to help our kids be the  intelligent, happy, ambitious, and overall successful individuals we want them to be. The good news is that research shows that there is one quality—caring-- we can parent toward that gives our kids all those other benefits and more.According to a report by Harvard’s Making Caring Common Project, “…when children can empathize with and take responsibility for others, t … [Read more...]

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The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be An Awesome Dad

Pope Francis has called Jesus' Beatitudes  our "guide on the path of Christian life."   Of course, God leads by example.  As such, in addition to being a call to Christian discipleship, the Beatitudes also could be said to reveal something about the ways God the Father relates to us, his children.  Seen in this light, the Beatitudes present a unique opportunity for Christian men to become fathers after The Father's own heart.  That's why I wrote The BeDADitudes: 8 Ways to Be An Awesome Dad, whic … [Read more...]

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Do Your Kids Have Problem Friends? 3 Things YOU Can Do

Check out my interview with Chloe Mooradian of Aleteia's For Her.Your son comes home from school with a new word that his friend taught him. Your little girl’s playmates are teaching her to be a little bit sassier than you’d like. Or maybe your child was caught cheating on a test with his friend, even though you know you’ve taught him better.As parents well know from living through our own childhoods, the influence of our kids’ friends is pretty powerful, especially when when they’re youn … [Read more...]

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More2Life Hack: Living A More Joyful Life

It seems as though so many things in life are constantly trying to steal our joy. From politics, to work stress, to the craziness of daily life, it can be hard to find the joy in each day.We tend to think that joy is a product of stepping away from life and finding little ways to take a break or enjoy ourselves.  Taking breaks can be important, but while doing this can lead to fleeting moments of happiness, it doesn’t lead to joy. The Theology of the Body reminds us that Joy is the fruit of l … [Read more...]

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For Anxiety Disorders, CBT May Restore Brain’s Structural Balance

Do you struggle with anxiety on a regular basis—particularly anxiety induced by social situations? Well, you’re not alone. Experts have found that one in ten people are affected by social anxiety at some point during their lifetime.“Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety in social situations significantly impair everyday life and cause intense suffering.” Most commonly, this type of anxiety is provoked when an individual is asked to speak in front of a crowd.A new study … [Read more...]

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