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...]

The Emotionally Distant Marriage–Can Catholics Accept It?

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New research shows that a "happy marriage" depends less on whether a couple is actually close and more on whether the couple is as close as they care to be.I often run into this with the couples I counsel.  One spouse wants more emotional/spiritual/psychological intimacy and the other is fine with the way things are.  They then challenge me to tell them who is right, while simultaneously asserting that no one has the right to tell them how they should live their marriage.  This is where Ca … [Read more...]

Marriage… Good for What Ails You?

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"It is not good for man to be alone" (Gen 2:18).We often think of that scripture in spiritual terms, but our souls are intimately entwined with our bodies to the degree that you can't meaningfully talk about one without discussing the other.  Or, that is, you can, but then you're talking about death--that unnatural separation of body and soul.The upshot, of course, is that whatever affects the body affects the soul in some way and whatever affects the body affects the soul as well.  It s … [Read more...]


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