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"Never Stop Working on Making Your Marriage Better"

Emily Marcucci, a Harvard grad from Massachusetts, has been married for 15 years and is mother to 8 children. "I would tell newly married couples to never stop working on making your marriage better and stronger with each passing day… It should be a daily [...]
Tags: Generosity, Children, Marriage, Service, Love, family, engagement, home-making
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Our Family isn’t a Fairy-Tale, it’s for Real

At about age 14 a friend advised me, “Entrust yourself to St Raphael the Archangel, and pray that he does honour to his feast-day by getting you a good husband.” This was in the time when the feast of St Raphael was celebrated on October [...]
Tags: Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Germany, Costa Rica
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Pope on Dating: Relationships Should be Based on a Solid Foundation

Video (Rome Reports). For about 20 minutes, Pope Francis made his way along St. Peter's Square in the popemobile, greeting and blessing pilgrims along the way. "This one is a newborn!” The Pope also took the time to bless some photos that pilgrims stretched out as [...]
Tags: Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Pope Francis
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Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage

Download pdf. The Novena for a Happy and Faithful Marriage is a publication from the St. Josemaria Institute, inspired by Saint Josemaria's desire to help all married couples, and those preparing for marriage, to find meaning and encouragement in their vocation through a commitment to daily [...]
Tags: Marriage, Holiness, family, engagement
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How can people marry if they don't know one another?

Video. St Josemaria told a gathering with young people that a Christian engagement is something God wants, because "How can people marry if they don't know one another?"
Tags: Youth, Marriage, happiness, engagement
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10 Questions About Marriage

St Josemaria answers ten questions about love, marriage, engagement, faithfulness, raising children, the main values in achieving a united family, what happens when a couple can’t have children… 1- What are the most important values in Christian marriage? 2- Father, what is your advice for a [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, Love, family, engagement, Conversations with Msgr. Escrivá de Balaguer
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Engagement and marriage

“The pure, clean love of husband and wife is a holy thing that, as a priest, I bless with both hands.” St Josemaría had written this many years before. Now a student, who knew that, also knew that a question on the subject would not [...]
Tags: Youth, Marriage, Holy Purity, engagement
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A flame to set the world on fire with new life

Bruno: We got to know each other during our school years and it was Nadine who gave me the idea of attending a spiritual retreat. It was from there that I wanted to know more about the teachings of Josemaria Escriva. Nadine: I advised Bruno about [...]
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Citizens who value love

Marriage is such an important step that it requires careful preparation, following the sort of advice Saint Josemaria gave to young people setting out on this path. It is an adventure and a beautiful one, even today. Nowadays anyone thinking of getting married is assailed by [...]
Tags: Youth, Marriage, Love, engagement