Resources for your Marriage

Websites

 

Theology of the Body Institute – Bill Donaghy

The Cor Project  Christopher West- – Learning, Living, Sharing Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body

The Alexander House  Services for your marriage and family

For Your Marriage  A great Initiative of the US Catholic Bishops focused on Marriage

Retrouvaille Grand Rapids  A lifeline for marriages…a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.

Planning a Catholic Wedding  A wonderful resource for help in planning your wedding

Official Website of the Vatican

Natural Family Planning   Couple to Couple League

Natural Family Planning  Creighton Model

Natural Family Planning  Billings LIFE

EWTN  Global Catholic Television

One More Soul Fostering God’s Plan for love, chastity, marriage, and children

Fr. John Riccardo  Many podcast talks that are well worth your time.

 

Books

Just Married, The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving the First Five Years of Marriage By:  Gregory and Lisa Popcak

For Better…Forever!  A Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage By:  Gregory Popcak

Holy Sex!  By:  Gregory Popcak

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body Pope John Paul II

Theology of the Body for Beginners By:  Christopher West

Good News of Sex and Marriage By: Christopher West

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage By:  Jennifer Morse and Becky Kerekes

Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good for Your Marriage  By:  Patrick Coffin

The Five Love Languages By:  Gary Chapman

Spicing Up Married Life By:  Fr. Leo Patalinghug  (For those of you who love to cook!)

Rome Sweet Home By:  Scott Hahn

 

Encyclicals and Apostolate Exhortations

Familiaris Consortio (The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World) By:  Pope    John Paul II

Mulieris Dignitatem (Dignity and Vocation of Women) By:  Pope John Paul II

Humanae Vitae (Reconfirming the church’s teaching on the purposes of married love, the gift of fertility, and responsible parenthood.)  By:  Pope Paul VI

Letter To Families A reflection upon the communion of persons as the foundation of the civilization of love).  By:  Pope John Paul II

Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, contrasting the conflict between the culture of   life and death)  By:  Pope John Paul II

Deus caritas est (God is Love) By:  Pope Benedict XVI

 

Local Catholic Stores

Angelus (Across the street from St. Isidore’s Parish on Diamond)

Rosary Book and Gift Shop (28th Street, between Kalamazoo and Breton)

Michigan Church Supply  (Downtown at the Diocese of Grand Rapids)

 

***Local Catholic Radio  Holy Family Radio  1140AM in Grand Rapids/91.5 FM Kalamazoo

 

Facebook

Christopher West (Official)

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB)

TOB Institute

Catholic Answers

Diocese of Grand Rapids

Your Local Parish

Ascension Press  (Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Father Leo Patalinghug

West Michigan Catholic

Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire

Jason and Crystalina Evert

Scott Hahn

Teresa Tomeo

The Alexander House

Catholic Marriage Prep

Marriage: Unique for a Reason