Neuroscience Proves “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear.”

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear (1 Jn. 4:18). Perfect love may remove all fear, but a new study of the brain finds that even the hint of love is enough to begin to calm the fearful brain. Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research has found. The study discovered that when individuals are briefly presented pictures of others receiving emotional support and… Read more

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT #2: Lisa and I Are Speaking at the 2015 World Meeting of Families

Lisa and I have been invited to present at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next Sept.   We’ll be presenting on the topic, See How They Love One Another:  The Family and the Faith Below is the official announcement from WMOF. World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Opens Registration and Announces Keynote Speakers & Content Baltimore, MD (November 10, 2014) – In remarks offered today at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall Assembly, Archbishop Charles… Read more

Big Announcement #1: You CAN Balance Baby, Marriage, Family, & Your Needs–Here’s How!

We mentioned a few big announcements this week. The first is the launch of my latest book with my wife and co-host of More2Life Radio, Lisa Popcak titled, Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood.   The biggest parenting question we get is, “How can I balance it all?  How can I attend to  baby’s needs without losing my mind or my marriage?”    Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide… Read more

A WEEK OF BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING!!!

Check back Monday for an announcement about a GREAT NEW PROJECT. Check back TUESDAY FOR AN EVEN BIGGER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! This week is a HUGE DEAL!!!  Hope you’ll be part of the celebration. Read more

HUGE NEWS: Pope Hosts Conference on Marriage as Union of 1 Man & 1 Woman

H/T CatholicVote. Big news, just announced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Rome, November 3rd, 2014. On November 17-19, 2014, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will host a colloquium in Vatican City, in cooperation with the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on the subject of theComplementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage. It is a global, interreligious meeting featuring representatives from 14 religious… Read more

THEN COMES BABY: A Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood—RELEASED TODAY!!!

Lisa and I have a lot to celebrate, we’re already getting tremendous feedback about how When Divorce is Not an Option:  How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love is changing lives.  But today, we’re proud to announce our newest arrival! Then Comes Baby: A Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood was just officially released by Ave Maria Press TODAY!!!     This is a book about finding that balance between baby-bonding, mommy-care,… Read more

Talking to Kids About Death: Popcak in Australia Catholic Family Magazine

The latest issue of CathFamily E-Magazine is out!   In light of the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, they asked me to share a bit about how parents can handle children’s questions about death.  It’s a tough topic, but one that every parent has to address at one point or another.  My thanks for Byron and Francine Pirola, founders of both SmartLoving.org (the most prominent Australian Catholic marriage ministry) and CathFamily.org (SmartLoving’s sister ministry) for inviting me to write for their excellent publication. Incidentally,… Read more

Healthy Marriage Habit #5: Caretaking in Conflict

Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Last week, I summarized all 8 habits and we’ve looked at the first four habits in greater detail already.   Today, I’ll describe the fifth habit, Caretaking in Conflict.  After a brief explanation, you’ll have a chance to take a quiz that can help you evaluate how… Read more

Healthy Marriage Habit #4: Positive Intention Frame

Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Last week, I summarized all 8 habits and we’ve looked at the first three habits in greater detail already.   Today, I’ll describe the four habit, Creating a Positive Intention Frame.  After a brief explanation, you’ll have a chance to take a quiz that can help… Read more

Time Magazine, “The Hell You Say?”

Time Magazine recently reprinted an article from Patheos Progressive Christian Channel blogger, John Shore, titled What Christianity without Hell Looks Like. Here’s the money quote from the article, “A Christianity without Hell would have nothing to recommend it but the constant and unending love of God.”    I don’t know what the author of the quote thinks Hell is, but unwittingly, in that one line,  Shore actually describes the classic Christian vision of Hell. St Augustine was once asked, “What does God do… Read more

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