Spiritual Infidelity: A Crisis in Catholic Marriage

New study says 83% of Catholic couples are committing 'spiritual infidelity'.  Are YOU in a spiritual 'open marriage'? Over the last several weeks, infidelity has been a top story in the news after hackers released the records of 35 million users of a popular adultery website. According to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, approximately 20 percent of husbands and wives will commit sexual infidelity and another 20 percent will fall prey to an emotional affair, in which th … [Read more...]

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8 Signs of An Emotional Affair

On More2Life Radio, we've been fielding a lot of questions about infidelity, emotional affairs, and so-called "work spouses."  The topic has been especially hot with the news stories of hackers releasing the personal details of 32 million users of several popular adultery websites.In light of this, PsychCentral has an excellent article describing 8 signs that you, or someone you love might be having an emotional affair. Emotional infidelity is best understood as the tendency for a married … [Read more...]

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Hackers Post 32 Million Names of Affair Site Users.

Major news agencies are reporting that hackers have fulfilled their promise to release the names of 32 million subscribers of a popular website whose motto is "Life is short, Have an Affair."While it may be difficult for many to conjure a lot of sympathy for the people who have subscribed to these sites, I have worked with 100's of couples who are fighting their way back from the pain of infidelity and I know that this latest development, while not entirely unwelcome, is nothing to laugh or … [Read more...]

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Men Want MORE Romance–And Other Surprising Relationship Facts

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

<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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Major Cheating Websites Hacked–Members Threatened with Exposure

According to KrebsOnSecurity"Large caches of data stolen from [a major] online cheating site [ed. note.  I have redacted the name of the site so as to not participate in the promotion of their "work"] have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary information. The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hookup service, whose slogan is 'Life i … [Read more...]

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“You Make Me Sick!” The Surprising Ways Your Spouse May Be Undermining (or Helping) Your Health

Researchers consider it a well-establish fact that the quality of our relationships, in general, and our romantic relationships, in particular, wield huge influence over our physical health and well-being.  We know, for example, that people who are unhappy in their marriages are at significantly greater risk for disease than couples who are happy together.  What was less clear is the mechanism by which relationships impact our health.  But a new study finds that the degree to which you feel un … [Read more...]

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Dr. Strangelove (OR) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Natural Family Planning. (Part III in a Series)

This is the third post in my series titled, The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Burden of Natural Family Planning which attempts to propose some practical and sensitive avenues for addressing the struggles many couples have with NFP.  Click the links for Part One and Part Two.It isn't unusual in NFP circles to run into faithful, devout, well-intentioned people who use NFP but live in a constant state of fear about it.  Sometimes they are concerned about the method for health reasons (e … [Read more...]

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