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.

More2Life Hack: 3 Tips for More Joyful Living!

Who doesn't want more joy in their lives?  Today on More2Life Radio, we explored what it takes to overcome common obstacles to more joyful living.  The short version?  You don't have to wait for all the stress and problems in your life to go away before you feel more joyful.  Here are three simple things you can do to lead a more joyful life in good times and bad. Retrain your brain for joy--Our brains are naturally wired to give more weight to negative events as a survival str … [Read more...]

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More2Life Hack: 3 Tips for Staying Close Through Conflict

Today on More2Life radio, we looked at ways husbands and wives can grow closer not just in spite of conflict.  Here are three things happy couples know about managing conflict...gracefully. Avoid catastrophizing conflict--couples in happy marriages argue as often as couples in unhappy marriages.  The difference between happy and unhappy couples is not how often they argue, but how they manage their conflict.Keep Calm in Conflict--The most important thing in conflict is s … [Read more...]

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More2Life Hack: 3 Tips for Authentic Forgiveness

Today on More2Life, we explored what authentic forgives does (and doesn't) require.  Here are three tips to help you make forgiving others less complicated.1. There is a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.  St. Augustine said that we've forgiven someone when we've surrendered our natural desire for revenge.  Forgiveness doesn't mean pretending it never happened or letting the person go scot free.  It means surrendering your desire to hurt the other person or have them hurt … [Read more...]

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“They Did What?!?” Simple Steps to Making Peace with People Who Hurt Us

My latest for OSVNewsweeklyLife is filled with people who frustrate, irritate and otherwise infuriate us. Whether it comes to managing conflict in our own households or facing political battles and culture wars, there seems to be no end to the ways other people can inflame us.And yet, in the face of all this discord, we’re reminded of Jesus’ words: “Blessed are the peacemakers’” (Mt 5:9). Pope Francis has asserted that practicing this beatitude is the “identity card of a Christian.” R … [Read more...]

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Millennials Less Promiscuous Than Any Generation for 60 Years. Here’s Why That’s TERRIBLE.

Some Christian news outlets are rejoicing at the recent study finding that Millennials are less sexually active than any other generation for the last 60 years. The perception by some is that this generation is experiencing a spontaneous outbreak of unusual moral fortitude.Confronting the NightmareWould that it were so.  If you read the reports, the reasons Millennials give for not being interested in sex is that they are not interested in relationship at all.  Millennials appear to be so … [Read more...]

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Only the Godless Die Young

With apologies to Billy Joel, new research from Harvard shows that, irrespective of the state of their general health, only the godless die young.Over the last 20 years, research has gradually accumulated suggesting that religious service attendance is associated with better physical and mental health. For example, research articles have indicated that regular religious service attendance is associated with a 30 per cent reduction in depression, a five-fold reduction in the likelihood … [Read more...]

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What Faith Stage Are You? The 6 Stages of Seeking Meaning, Significance, and Transcendence.

The following article is adapted from Discovering God Together:  The Catholic Guide to Raising Faithful KidsMost people think that faith is something you either have or you don't.  But research by Emory University's Dr. James Fowler revealed that faith evolves in discernible stages throughout our lifespan.  At each stage, a person's faith needs to be nourished in different ways if it is to grow and mature into the next stage. If we don't receive the right kind of support, faith development ca … [Read more...]

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More2Life Radio Coming to EWTN Radio Network & SIRIUS/XM Channel 130 @ 10amE/9amC

EWTN Radio announced today that they will begin airing More2Life with Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak each weekday at a new time, 10am Eastern/9am Central, beginning August 15th, 2016.  More2Life is a call-in advice program integrating insights from counseling psychology and St John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body (TOB).   Mike Jones, Vice-President of Ave Maria Radio, the producers of More2Life, said that they were excited to be bringing More2Life to EWTN’s almost 400 affiliated stations across t … [Read more...]

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