Exposing the Lie: Marriage and Manipulating the Media

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No doubt you've seen the headlines, Marriage Is Not an Antidote to Poverty.  It's a lie--or at least wishful thinking.  If Marlboro came out with a pr campaign that said, "Anti-Smoking Efforts Fail to Curb Lung Cancer Rates" would you believe it?  Or would some part of you say, "Hmmm.  Maybe there is something else going on here."The same is true about the paper underlying the headlines. It's a position paper--essentially a PR campaign of the marriage-hostile "Council on Contemporary Fam … [Read more...]

Study Says,Casual Sex Can Cause Depression

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“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause  and which is the effect.  This study  provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that  casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” Sandberg-Thoma conducted the study with Claire Kamp Dush,  assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State.  The research was published online recently in  the Journal of Sex Research and will  appear in a future print edition. One surprising finding was th … [Read more...]

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...]


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