Struggling Marriages

A study cited that there are only 45 minutes of meaningful conversation between husband and wife in a week’s time - important for good communication is honesty and putting oneself in the place of the other.

Greg and Julie Alexander, Founders of Alexander House

Troubled Marriages

When two people get married, they hope that nothing will ever go wrong, that the bliss of their engagement and the first few months of marriage will last a lifetime. They do not always anticipate the anxiety and frustrations that may come due to financial troubles, children, family issues, personal problems, depression, or other factors that affect couples today.

When problems arise, it is a natural human instinct to remove oneself from the situation. Most modern Americans choose that route and their marriages end in divorce. There is help, however, for those couples who are struggling to make their marriages work. If you are having trouble and want to enrich your marriage, we have resources available for you.

The Retrouvaille program is an international effort to help couples rediscover their relationship and to reconnect with each other. There are weekend retreats available and other information at their website. Please visit their website for help.

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The word Retrouvaille™ (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.

The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way.

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Institute for Marital Healing

The mission of the Institute for Marital Healing is to strengthen Catholic marriages and families by educating spouses, marital therapists and clergy about common causes of conflicts in marital self-giving and effective approaches to alleviating such conflicts. Through a combination of online resources, educational programs and publications, the Institute employs a time-tested approach to marital therapy that recognizes the importance of both science and faith in the process of marital healing.

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Overcoming Pornography

RECLAiM is an anonymous, online recovery program that helps struggling individuals break free from pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors. RECLAiM combines The Brain Science of Change with insights from Theology of the Body and the full support of our Catholic faith.

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