Build a Marriage that Taps Into God’s Love: The Popcaks on Christopher Close-Up

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Toni Rossi interviewed Lisa and I on our new book, Just Married:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage.  You can read the whole thing here, but here is a snippet.  We hope you enjoy! “This is a generation that has a real fear about making marriage work, and they’re hungry to figure out how to do it so they don’t end up making the same mistakes they see everyone else making and experiencing that agonizing pain.” That “agonizing pain” is divorce, and ma … [Read more...]

“Marriage Isn’t Easy, But It’s Beautiful,” Says Pope Francis.

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Regular listeners to More2Life Radio know that our regular marriage contributors, Frank and Julie LaBoda, serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family and are currently in Rome for a Council meeting.  In his address to the Council this past weekend, Pope Francis had some truly inspiring words for married couples.The Catholic Church must help young people understand that marriage isn't always easy, "but it is so beautiful," Pope Francis said."There are problems in marriage: different po … [Read more...]

Emily Litella Says, “There’s NO WAY Gay Marriage Will Lead to Polyamory/Polygamy!”

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So, just last May 2012, gay advocate, Jonathan Rauch argued on NPR that the thought that same-sex marriage could possibly lead to mainstream acceptance of polyamory/polygamy was ridiculous.Rauch:  Same sex marriage leads away from polygamy, not for it. It's odd to argue that because children need parents, you should be against polygamy. That's one of the arguments polygamists make - that, you know, you have more moms and a dad. Isn't that great? In fact, the problem with polygamy is exactly … [Read more...]

What’s the #1 Reason Marriages Fail?

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People always ask me that question.  They expect me to say, "poor communication" or "infidelity" or "addiction" or some such.  Although these are all challenges, the real problem  is something deeper.  Here's an article from Together for Life taken from Lisa and my latest book, Just Married:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage.In fact, the most common reason for marital break-ups actually cause all of these problems and more.The biggest co … [Read more...]

The Secrets of Exceptional Couples Revealed!

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The Christophers website shares some thoughts from my book on what it takes to have an exceptional marriage.For any marriage to work, spouses have to step into it with one absolute in mind: no matter what, we stay together. From that place of certainty and security, couples can navigate the rough spots and know that they will come out safely on the other side.So what’s the secret to a truly happy marriage? Therapist Gregory Popcak set out to answer that question in his book “The Exc … [Read more...]

“Marketing” Catholic Marriage in a Post-Marriage World–FREE WEBINAR TODAY!

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Join us in this webinar today and learn how to share the Catholic vision of love & marriage more effectively! Webinar Registration Everyone uses the word "marriage" but it seems to mean a million different things to a million different people. Today it seems that many couples don't believe marriage means anything anymore.  In this marriage-hostile environment, how can the Church effectively promote what makes Catholic marriage both different and more desirable than any other kind of r … [Read more...]

Well, Shucks. Y’All Are Makin’ Us Blush.

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I had to post this truly touching review from the Snoring Scholar of Lisa and my new book Just Married:  A Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First 5 Years of Marriage.oh, the things I would’ve missed if I hadn’t read Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak (who’ve written about 100 other books, and are professional marriage people, and have a radio show, and all sorts of credibility stuff).T … [Read more...]

Speaking of NFP, The Atlantic Discovers Something Faithful Catholics Have Known All Along

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There was a terrific article in The Atlantic last week on the growing awareness and promotion of Natural Family Planning by secular medical professionals (who prefer to refer to it as Fertility Awareness Based Methods--FABM).  Really good piece. ...surveys  conducted by physicians at the University of Utah show that when natural fertility-awareness methods are described to women, 25 percent say they would strongly consider using one as their means of birth control. But thanks to its glaring i … [Read more...]


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