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.

Raising Moral Kids in an Immoral World

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An Ascension Press Webinar with Dr. Greg and Lisa PopcakOn June 26th, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. This decision makes it more important than ever to be able to confidently convey the Catholic vision of love, life, and morality to our children.The good news is that it's possible to raise kids who can joyfully and willingly witness to Catholic values in every part of their lives—even when you aren't breathing down their necks.Join Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, authors of … [Read more...]

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Protecting YOUR Family’s “Heart Health”

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Your family's spirituality is the heart of your home.  Do you know how to protect and nurture it?Are you attending to your family's heart health?   Your family's spiritual well-being represents the true heart of your family, the spiritual heart that pumps joy, meaning, and connection into your life as a family and as persons.  Experts note that the degree to which your family shares a spiritual life actually predicts the degree of  satisfaction you can expect from both your family rel … [Read more...]

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Men Want MORE Romance–And Other Surprising Relationship Facts

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, men really DO value romance in relationships!  So much so, in fact, that 33% of men are bothered "a lot" by the fact that their significant other isn't MORE romantic.  That, combined with the fact that men are MUCH MORE LIKELY to fall in love at first sight than women (48% vs. 28%) reveals the surprising truth that men crave love (as opposed to just sex) much more than most people think.  What other relationship myths do you believe?  Check out more surprising rel … [Read more...]

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Yes, You CAN Raise Faithful Kids

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What are your chances your children will own their faith?  Answer these 5 questions in my inaugural post in the National Catholic Register! For the Catholic parent, there is no more important task than communicating our faith to our children. That doesn’t just mean teaching our kids Catholic prayers and rituals. It means teaching them how to have a meaningful and personal relationship with God. How to think and act morally. How to love rightly and intimately. How to celebrate and live life as th … [Read more...]

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Promoting NFP Just Means Catholics Don’t Believe in Being Stupid–Period.

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<Sigh>The author of this piece  (arguing against universal NFP training in marriage prep) is responding to a piece I wrote last year for NFP Awareness Week.   And, although I know he is completely well-meaning,  he completely missed the point.To say that couples should NOT be required to learn NFP--as the author of this article does-- is, in my mind, the equivalent of saying, "As Catholics, we think it is good and noble for people to be completely ignorant of how the female body ac … [Read more...]

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Family Spirituality: So What? Who Cares? & What’s In It For You?

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If the idea of "family spirituality" sounds indescribably boring, oddly mysterious, or like a total luxury (and not in a good way) then you're not alone.  A recent study by Holy Cross Family Ministries (HCFM) and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) found that 83% of Catholic families do not have any kind of shared spiritual life at home.  Here's why you should care.What is "Spirituality" Anyway?Psychologists who study religion and spirituality assert that healthy s … [Read more...]

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Can Men and Women Be “Just Friends”? 1st in New CatholicMatch.com Video Series with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak

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Check out the first in our brand new series of videos that Lisa and I did with CatholicMatch.com.  Here is the introduction to the first video on the question of male and female friendships by CatholicMatch.com editor, Robyn Lee.This past weekend I was chatting with one of my girlfriends about how excited I was to see one of my guy friends from high school. Her response surprised me, "I don't believe women and men can be friends."I was taken aback at first and responded defensively: "I … [Read more...]

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New Research Suggests Porn is NOT an Addiction. It is a Compulsion. Here’s Why That Matters.

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New research puts another nail in the coffin of the idea that pornography is an addiction.  First the study, then I'll explain why this matters for treating problem sexual behaviors and why it's GOOD news for sufferers.  According to ScienceDirect.com... A new study published in Biological Psychology provides provocative evidence in favor of dropping the addiction label because what’s going on inside the brains of so-called porn “addicts” is nothing like what you would expect from someone who ha … [Read more...]

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