Happiness comes when we know God's plan for the important matters of life, and then we put this plan into practice. Freedom means that we are free to pursue the good, the right and the true. We abuse our freedom when we choose to reject our commitments, walk away from our responsibilities, attempt to redefine marriage and spousal love, and simply reflect the values of the secular culture.
If we want to be happy, then we need to know God's plan for marriage, for spousal love and for the family. And this plan can be known! God wants it to be known! He gives it to us in divine revelation (think of Genesis 2 and Matthew 19), in the constant teaching of the Church over the centuries, and through the use of good reason. If you think about it for a while, you realize that the human nature has not changed much over the centuries; neither have basic human realities like marriage, spousal love, and families.
A couple experiences many stages during married life. Each stage has its own characteristics providing both joy and challenges. You are not alone and there are many other couples, counseling options and resources to help you through your parish, Catholic Human Services, Marriage Encounter, and more.
For additional support, visit: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Oct. 6-8, 2017
Celebrate the Year for Marriage by making your good marriage even better! Join a Worldwide Marriage Encounter to renew and enrich your marriage and your faith, too. An upcoming getaway weekend is October 6-8, 2017 in Petoskey, Michigan. For more information or to register, please visit www.wwme.org or contact Harry & Karen Porter at (888) 628-7433.
Marriage Enrichment Opportunities
Introducing new opportunities for you and your spouse!
We recognize that the married couples in the Diocese of Gaylord are looking for more opportunities to grow together and build upon all that Our Lord has given you in your marriage. We are happy to share that you too are invited to join us for the following dates with couples who are preparing for marriage.
There are no dates set at this time, please check back later.
Register by e-mailing Seth Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.