Breaking Up is Hard to Do–There’s more going on than meets the eye with heartbreak

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Breaking up is always hard, but some people rebound more easily than others.  According to new research, it turns out a person's ability to recover from a break-up has even more to do about their attachment style than it does with the depth of feeling for the object of one's unrequited affections.  New research shows that people with secure attachment styles handle breakups much more efficiently than those with less secure attachment styles.  There are 4 basic attachment styles (Secure, Anx … [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...]

You Deplete Me: 5 Ways to Know You’re In a Toxic Relationship

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There are some relationships we shouldn't try to save.  Oddly, sometimes the least healthy relationships are the ones we're most anxious about letting go!  This article can help you discern whether you're in a toxic relationship with a poisonous person.1. It seems like you can’t do anything right – The other person constantly puts you down as not good enough. They mock your personality, and you feel ashamed most of the time. You only feel pardoned when you take on the traits of the person doi … [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...]

Women Want Romance and Men Want Sex, Right? Not So Fast…

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It has been a truism in both secular and Christian culture that "women want romance and men want sex" or "women give sex to get love and men give love to get sex."  I have always HATED these sentiments because, although I know they ring true for many they have NEVER rung true for me.  I am, personally,  a big fan of love, romance, sex and everything that has to do with marriage and, frankly,  I am more the man for it.  Beyond my personal experience, however, this message has always seemed inco … [Read more...]


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