The Catholic Church cares deeply about marriage. Therefore, the Church takes marriage preparation very seriously. We believe that proper preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage is vital to developing the skills and attitude required for making a commitment that is free, fruitful and faithful. We want couples to be happily married...for life.
Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family --a domestic church." -Pope John Paul II
Engaged Encounter information
The goal of Engaged Encounter is to bring couples into a deeper relationship with one another, to bring God into the center of that relationship, and to help couples recognize that their Christian marriage has an important role to play in the life of the Church. Find out more.
Important conversations to have with your teen
Communication is the number one way to keeping your teenager happy and healthy. Talking to your teen will open doors for both of you and strengthen your relationship. Find out more.
What to do if our marriage is struggling?
The counseling program at Catholic Charities offers the services of trained professional, masters-level counselors to enable children and/or adults, individuals, couples, and families to move forward in achieving goals which promote more effective, responsible, and satisfying lives. Find out more.
Did you know? 50% of all new marriages end in divorce. Or that couples who participate in marriage preparation programs experience a 30% increase in marital success over those who do not participate. Find out more.
Local information on Natural Family Planning
Information on the Creighton FertilityCare™ System, the Billings Ovulation Method, the Sympto-Thermal Method, and the Couple to Couple League. Find out more.