When the ‘I do’s’ get stormy

When the ‘I do’s’ get stormy

Picking the most beautiful parish, hiring the most talented musicians, the freshest flowers, bridesmaid dresses that reflect the color of the season, and of course the most important part…planning the party afterward. The food, the open bar, the band and dancing. Now...

When our idea of ‘getting ahead’ changed

When our idea of ‘getting ahead’ changed

During the first five years of our marriage, our relationship could be described as utilitarian; what’s in it for me? And that is the opposite of love. We both worked fulltime. Matt was in sales, 100 percent commission. Thoughts of meeting his quota and counting the...

The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life

The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life

We entered marriage in 1991 with our own ideas dominating our thoughts and actions of what marriage was all about, specifically the teaching on openness to life. What does the Church know about marriage, let alone being a father or mother? Does the Church realize how...