Marriage was designed to be a reflection of Christ’s love for the Church. Being part of such a union is a big set of shoes to fill. What makes it even harder is that we’re called to lay down our life for our wife.Read Article
Your wedding is a day, marriage is a lifetime. Those words are so true, but we can easily forget the words that are exchanged. It can be easy to leave the events of the day in that day. To live an authentically Catholic marriage, we must bring the words and prayers of the Nuptial Mass to life.Read Article
We are living in a new era of working families. With many families having both parents working, it’s becoming harder to have time together.Read Article
Merry Christmas! As we celebrate and reflect on the birth of our Lord, I had a unique thought. I’d like to share it with you on this great feast!Read Article
The relationship between a husband and wife is both exclusive and complete. By its design, it can meet almost all of the emotional needs of the spouses, but that can be difficult.Read Article
Masculine pride will tell you that apologies are weakness. It will tell you that the person who apologizes first, loses. Masculine pride has also gotten you into a few tight spots before, hasn’t it?Read Article
Prayer is the bond that keeps the family together.Read Article
The place of marriage in society is something that is being fiercely questioned in our world today. What is marriage? What is it’s purpose? Why do we give married couples certain benefits? As Catholics, it is quite clear. Marriage is both unitive and procreative and benefits are granted by the State because the State has a vested interest in the regeneration of its population in stable homes.Read Article
Living in Western Society today, we can easily have a sterilized view of Christ suffering and dying for our sins. For the most part, our experience with the death penalty is very clean. To the best of the ability of modern science, those who are condemned suffer very little, and do it mostly in private.Read Article
My son is rapidly approaching the one month mark and the experience for me, as a father, has been something truly amazing.Read Article
The term “Cradle Catholic” is a phrase that is tossed around quite a bit. It refers to those Catholics who were given the Faith at their birth. This is, of course, as opposed to “Converts,” or people who converted.Read Article
Sainthood is our goal. But, sometimes we start to believe it is impossible. In those times, we fall into sin.Read Article
Many of us have some major trust issues. We've all been hurt deeply by someone we love. Those experiences can be traumatizing to us at the time. They can also have lasting effects on our future relationships.Read Article
As husbands, we are called to support our wives. That support comes in many different forms. It may be materially, emotionally or mentally. It must include spiritually.Read Article
One of the biggest struggles that married couples face is the monotony of the normal. Married life, on a day to day basis, is quite normal and mundane. What marriages need are excitement and adventure!Read Article
Growing up, my Dad always gave up the best portion to us.Read Article
A great thing about being married is that your spouse is not you.Read Article
When I was going to Mass as a single man, I'd go to the 7:00am Mass on Sunday mornings. It was the best because it was quiet (read "peaceful"), it gave me a great boost to my day, and the Mass was about the Liturgy, not about everyone catching up with each other.Read Article
It's not hard to make the argument that the transition from the single life to the married life is pretty extreme. You go from a position of looking out for your interests to taking on the responsibility to maintain a household. Whoa.Read Article
Regret is a terrible thing. It only happens when we look back and realized we had a missed opportunity. As guys, there is one scenario that should cause us nothing but regret. Not taking our wife's offer to go shopping with her.Read Article
Sleep. We all need it and many of us don't get enough of it. It effects every area of our daily life and yet we don't spend much time trying to improve it.Read Article
We’re busy, I get that. We’re men. All day we charge, we fight, we win. We're always on the move, always striving for our goals.Read Article
One of the strangest experiences I've ever had is seeing pictures of my parents when they were first married.Read Article
The power of unity in your marriage can’t be underestimated.Read Article
Your prayer life is a relationship.Read Article
There may come a point in your marriage when you realize something. You and your wife may communicate differently.Read Article
There is a term in insurance called “risk management.” Risk management essentially acknowledges that with a given activity, they are inherent possibilities that might lead to an undesirable outcome, but we put in place procedures that lower the risk to its lowest possible level.Read Article
“I work so that I can live.” That is the mantra for my generation.Read Article
There are many things that society has decided are weak in men.Read Article
We humans yearn to be connected.Read Article
Over the past year or so, I’ve been on a mission to lose weight. To date, I’m down about 26 lbs with 10 more to go.Read Article
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a cat.Read Article
Having just celebrated our one year anniversary, I admit that I’m not an expert on the topic of romance.Read Article
One evening I was traveling home from work. It was a nice summer evening, the sun had set and the city streets were alive.Read Article
Bonding. We all have our favorite “bonding” activities to do with our spouse. Maybe it is curling up with a good book, staying in and watching a movie, or going for a walk in the neighborhood.Read Article
There’s only one thing you can do when you fail: carry on.Read Article
One of the most critical skills you can develop in your marriage is the art of negotiation.Read Article
The first few months of your marriage are wonderful.Read Article
Marriage is hard. Like anything in life, it has it’s own seasons. Some days are more amazing than the days when you first started dating. Some days are so bad that you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
You have to learn to take advantage of the good times. You have to learn to turn everything off and focus on your marriage when times are going well. By taking advantage of the good times, you can work to shorten the bad.
Everything in your marriage is based on the relationship with your wife. If your relationship is bad, the money will be screwed up. If your relationship is bad, your work will decline in quality. If your relationship is bad, every single aspect of your life suffers.
We don’t spend time focused on building our relationships. As men, we wake up in the morning, determine the objectives that we must complete in order to have a successful day. Then we let nothing stand in the way.
I know how it feels. In fact, I felt that way, too. What I found was that when my wife and I were having a good day, my day got better when I put my life on hold to be with her. Did I check everything off of my todo list that day? No. Did I invest my time wisely? Absolutely.
You see, the more that you and your wife are in harmony, the fewer bad days that you will have. You cannot completely eliminate them, but you can severely reduce them. When those bad days do come, you’ll be better prepared to handle them.
We need to learn to truly stop and smell the roses. A good day in your relationship presents the opportunity to make that day even better. It presents the opportunity to strengthen your bond. It presents the opportunity to grow in harmony.
Let’s be smart enough to seize those opportunities. Let’s be sure we don’t let anything get in the way of us cherishing the good times.
Catholics tend to each have their own flare for practicing their faith. Thankfully, my wife and I found a parish near our home that fits with ours. We were not so lucky on Ash Wednesday.Read Article
I am not a prideful man. Whenever I must observe myself or a behavior, if the answer is that I am in the right, I instantly question that judgement. I want to make sure that my judgement calls do not cause me appear foolish.Read Article
We all have a very deadly disease. It is a disease who’s effects are felt throughout society. The symptoms are everywhere. We are infected with deadly pride.Read Article
Time is our most precious commodity. For so many things in life, we can change the circumstances and regain what we have lost. Yet, with time, once it is spent, it is gone forever. When transitioning into the married life, you will now have new unique demands on your time.Read Article
Welcome, friend! Well, there I am on my wedding day. A spry young man. As a friend would say, “Just a pup.” Ready to set off on the journey of a lifetime.Read Article