The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony

Here Dr. With the church’s teachings and the writings of the saints as his guide, he also offers practical, time-tested ways to live in peace despite an unhappy marriage, the value of suffering, and ways to overcome reluctance to forgive grave offenses. Yet the church offers much more than rules about sexual restraint; she offers a way to make marriage into something supernatural, even mystical.

In it, david reports that by the early 2000s, his marriage was so painful that he and his wife had just one thing in common: contempt for each other. Anders shares his personal discovery and offers a robust defense of the Church’s teaching on marriage — even the most controversial topics of divorce, gay marriage, remarriage, and contraception.

Today, he and his wife are extremely happy together – not because of marriage therapy, but because they came to know and fully embraced the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage. Many people who encounter the Church’s teachings are shocked by their rigor. In a culture that breaks apart marriages and undermines human dignity, Dr.

The catholic church saved my marriage and, quite possibly, my life. So begins david Anders in this remarkably forthright book. David anders offers a hope-filled alternative for those who live moral and spiritual lives in union with Christ and His Church.

The Decalogue Decoded: What You Never Learned About the Ten Commandments

Only by abiding by the Commandments can you have a fully human life and achieve union with God. But you need more than a tenth-grade understanding of them to unleash their remarkable spiritual power in your daily life. Which is why Fr. Mullady you’ll learn:• how obedience and love are necessary companions• how the moral truths revealed by god complement the truths of nature• how the first commandment speaks of a kind of “marital love” God shares with us• How “tempting God” involves doubt about God’s nature• The two conditions that mark any legitimate Sabbath rest• Four ways you can place your anger under the control of reason• The two kinds of “natural” rights you have as a human — and its relation to the right to own property• The five main categories of sinful speech • How the “negative” commandments complement the “positive” commandments.

Brian mullady has written this remarkable book that reveals the many often-overlooked, soul-nourishing elements and implications of each of the Commandments. Here you’ll come to understand how the commandments are not just ten individual rules; they are an entire plan of life that draws you ever more into God and brings you enduring peace with others—and with yourself.

With the help of the wise Fr. Because the ten commandments seem harsh and unyielding to modern ears, few today realize that they embody the most perfect expression of human freedom. Mullady, you’ll soon come to see how the Commandments not only distill the teachings of Christ in the Beatitudes but are themselves fulfilled when you live in accordance with those Beatitudes.

You’re sure to close the pages of this book with renewed gratitude for the incredible divine gift of the Commandments and with a greater resolve to believe in them, to meditate on them, and to strive ever to live in accordance with them.

Thinking Like Jesus: The Psychology of a Faithful Disciple

Ray guarendi, popular radio and TV host, offers here dozens of bite-sized reflections that combine sound spiritual advice with the best of modern psychology. Dr. But what if you could approach every situation with the mind of Christ?Distilled from his decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and a practicing Catholic, Dr.

How do i handle difficult family members?what do i do if I can't control my emotions?When do I correct others, and when do I hold my tongue?Too often we are late in realizing that we mishandled a situation, causing both resentment and frustration. With his trademark frankness and humor, Dr. Ray will help you address countless daily problems and create a plan of action for your most common troubles.

It will place you firmly into the mindset of a disciple of Christ so you can focus your attention on God and, ultimately, what it will take to spend eternity with Him in heaven. Ray tackles all the topics that too often bring confusion and heartache, including:What to do when you're easily offendedCommon excuses parents make for bad behavior in their children — and themselvesThe difference between speaking your mind and losing your emotions.

The fine line between being a confident evangelist and being a jerk?What you should do when emotions overwhelm you?How to hold your children to high standards without causing resentmentThe difference between making an excuse and justifying an actionHow to tell people you're angry without being nasty about it.

What true humility is — and isn't. Thinking like Jesus is more than a self-help book.

MADE THIS WAY : How to Prepare Kids to Face Today's Tough Moral Issues

In kid-friendly ways, miller primal loss and Horn Persuasive Pro-Life help you communicate how the right way to live is rooted in the way we’re made. A generation ago, christian parents didn’t have to worry about how to explain transgenderism to their nine-year-old, or help their teenager deal with mockery at school for believing in traditional marriage.

But today, as our culture’s moral center continues to fly apart and with every form of deviance publicly aired and celebrated, we have no choice but to equip our kids to understand and to own the truth about such issues. In made this way: how to prepare kids to face today’s tough moral issues, leila Miller and Trent Horn give parents guardians and teachers, too! crucial tools and techniques to form children with the understanding they need—appropriate to their age and maturity level—to meet the world’s challenges.

Their secret lies in an approach that begins not with the Bible or Church teaching but with the natural law. If we’re not teaching our children how to understand tough moral issues, then the world will. God’s design for human nature is a blueprint or owner’s manual for moral living that any child can grasp through reason and apply to modern controversies over sex, marriage, life… and the quest for human fulfillment.

Topics covered include:•sex outside of marriage•same-sex marriage•Divorce•Contraception•Abortion•Reproductive Technologies•Modesty•Pornography•Transgenderism•HomosexualitySilence can no longer be an option.

How to Heal Your Marriage: And Nurture Lasting Love

God has put you and your spouse together for a reason — and it’s not to argue. Popcak offers sensible ways you can work alone at resolving conflict, building rapport, repairing damage, and maintaining intimacy. Because of the graces given to husbands and wives, you have tremendous untapped power to be a catalyst for change even if your spouse isn’t participating.

By following the wise advice in How to Heal Your Marriage, you’ll take the guesswork out of building a stable, healthy marriage. That’s why this book isn’t just about saving your marriage — it’s about transforming it into a joyful, loving relationship. In these pages, acclaimed author and psychotherapist Gregory Popcak shows you how to heal the hurt in your marriage and develop the crucial habits necessary to resolve conflicts, renew the love you once had, and discover the passion you always wanted.

Dr. You’ll also learn:eight marriage-friendly habits that couples in healthy relationships exhibithow to identify those areas of your marriage that require the most attentionWhat to do when you feel your spouse is out to get youSimple ways to integrate prayer into the life of your marriageHow to make God part of healing your marriageHow your mind handles feelings and emotions and what you can do about itTips for keeping your conversations focused on solutions instead of emotionsHow to see each of your spouse's faults as an opportunity for you to grow in holiness.

You are bonded together to cultivate in each other those virtues that lead to sanctification. Here you’ll discover the simple steps needed to root out behavior that leaves you resentful and demoralized, and to begin practicing positive habits that facilitate mutual respect and cultivate admiration. Even if you feel lonely and abandoned in your marriage, Dr.

Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within

Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission. In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.

Gallen mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Francis. That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Taylor marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, then the episcopacy, then the priesthood, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, and eventually the cardinal-electors – all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.

You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, or of Vatican II, of cultural changes, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church. In these gripping pages, you’ll discover:• How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church• How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.

How modifications in catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power. How our lady of la salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church. How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.

Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World Living Faith

Naughton provides real-world examples of how businesses can promote authentic human flourishment and innovation through practices and policies that support leisure. In getting work right Michael Naughton will change how you work—and rest. Yet most of us fall prey to it. We either undervalue work, resenting it as simply a job, or we overvalue it as an identity-defining career.

Michael naughton, drawing on his background in both business and theology, proposes that the key to finding balance is another important human activity: leisure. In light of leisure—not mere amusement, prayer, silence, and above all, but time for family, worship—work becomes a space where men and women can find deep fulfilment.

If we don’t get sunday right, we won’t get Monday—or any day of the workweek—right. The divided life is a temptation so built into our society, we may not even recognize it.

His Angels at Our Side: Understanding Their Power in Our Souls and the World

By praying with the angels, you will be strengthened for what lies ahead, better able to discern and do the Lord's will in all your actions. You'll also learn:why the church teaches that the angels were created at the time of creationThe responsibilities of the angels at every MassThe key difference between spirits and angelsSeven habits you must develop to grow closer to God through His angelsThe difference between Archangel Gabriel’s apparitions to Mary and ZechariahHow St.

Learn how angels are invisibly present at every moment of your life, and how they can pray with you and for you, amplifying your praise by reflecting it directly to God face-to-faceAngels do not form a separate universe — they are an integral part of our own world sent forth for the sake of our salvation.

Horgan unveils the surprising role of the angels in our lives — and what you must do to gain their help. Meet the mighty spirits sent by God to enlighten and guide us, defend us from harm, and lead us on the path to eternal life. In these pages, Fr. Joseph can expose you to the inspirations of the angelsthe difference in the way humans and angels thinkHow you can imitate the warrior nature of the angelsThe three ways you must respond to your angel's guardianshipThe five roles that every angel takes in their service for the LordThe surprising ways in which angelic warfare is carried out.

They are pure spirits who communicate to us God's grace, His goodness, and His truth. You'll learn how to imitate the angels in prayer and how they offer you the enlightenment and the encouragement God so desperately wants to give you.

Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety

Gregory popcak integrates insights from our Catholic Faith with cutting-edge psychological research to help the anxious reader form a comprehensive plan for conquering anxiety and living a life of true peace. About the authordr. It’s practically an epidemic. After all, scripture tells us, “Have no anxiety at all” Phil 4:6.

How can we stop worrying and start living an anxiety-free life? as you’ll learn in Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, the answer isn’t “just pray more” or “just read more Scripture” or, worst of all, “just stop worrying. If we learn to respect how god made us, communicating, we can build new habits of thinking, and acting that will help set us free from worry.

Dr. Anxiety. Twenty percent of americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and millions more wrestle with worry and stress on a daily basis. Gregory popcak is the founder/director of a Catholic telecounseling practice providing faithful solutions to tough marriage, family, and personal problems. For us as christians, all that worry gets mixed up with a lot of guilt.

Popcak serves as an associate professor of Pastoral Studies and the director of the online Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College. Together with his wife lisa, he hosts more2life, which airs each weekday at 10 am Eastern/9 am Central on EWTN Radio affiliates across the country and on SiriusXM130

A fellow of the american association of Pastoral Counselors and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Dr.

Praying for and With Your Spouse: The Way to Deeper Love

Praying for and with your spouse will show you how to let God take every part of your relationship to the next level from living each day with your joys and struggles to working out your decisions and disagreements to setting aside time for love and romance. Prayer, in marriage, is more than checking off a box.

It is time spent in the presence of the Author of love himself. God wants to fill your marriage with the love that comes from his very own heart. Every time we pray for and with our spouse, we open our hearts to a love that can satisfy our deepest longings and allow our marriage to be a light to the world.

This book will help you discover the simple steps you can take to invite God to renew and refresh your love for one another. Every time we pray for and with our spouse, more authentically, more honestly, God gives us greater insight into what it takes to love each other better more deeply, and more passionately.

As you pray together and for one another, you'll find out how much joy God has in store for you and your spouse in this life and in the next! .

The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

If we get marriage right, through God’s grace, our society, will flourish. This is so because Matrimony, like all the sacraments, heals and elevates human nature. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. As it was in the beginning, so it remains today. Some think we have too much government, some not enough; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough; some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough.

But what if the problem is much more fundamental? what if the problem goes to the very foundations of who we are as human beings in relationship with God?In The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society’s ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Man, he argues, is social in his very nature. Without marriage, our ambitions toward a just social order will remain forever foolhardy. The family, formed through the Sacrament of Matrimony, is the most basic building block of every society—whether we like it or not. With it, the seemingly impossible, a truly peaceful and humane civilization, becomes possible.

. We were created for community. We’ve corrupted marriage, and so we have a corrupt society.