Marriage and Family

Welcome to the Office for Marriage & Family Life!

The Office for Marriage and Family Life places itself at the service of parishes and families so that they can answer their call to holiness and help form communities of love and life in Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to help families become what they are by realizing these four tasks:

  • Forming a Community of Persons
  • Serving Life
  • Participating in the development of Society
  • Sharing in the life and mission of the Church

  • Sharing Your Viewpoint Constructively

    We all know that even the closest of spouses or the best of friends will disagree. Whether it is politics or how to fold a bath towel, there is no limit to the number of issues that can spark a diversity of thought between two persons. The question is not “will we ever disagree?” but […] The post Sharing Your Viewpoint Constructively appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Family Ritual

    Have you developed any parting or reconnecting habits that confirm your love? A goodbye kiss or welcome home hug is a great start. Save the first five minutes of reconnecting to check in with your spouse. Rituals like this can bring your family together with meaningful interactions. What is a ritual? A ritual is a […] The post Family Ritual appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • What can we do to cure it?

    Pornography, a significant threat to marriage and family life, is a world epidemic bringing in an annual revenue of $13.3 billion in the United States alone. According to recent statistics, 47% of parents in the U.S. report that pornography is a problem in their home. Statistics show that 11 is the average age of first […] The post What can we do to cure it? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Interpersonal Benefits of Religion for the Family

    Family relationships are strengthened through parental involvement and religious practice. Social science research details the influence of worship and parents: Influence of Worship: • Mothers who attend religious services throughout the course of their child’s life report a more positive relationship with their child. • Parents who attend church are more involved in their children’s […] The post Interpersonal Benefits of Religion for the Family appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • The Powerful Witness of Marriage in Evangelization

    An important part of Catholic evangelization is showing how you and I live the Catholic faith every day. Revealing the reflection of God’s love for His people – His Family – in the context of our given vocation is a very important part of this “evangelistic modeling.” For many of us that vocation is marriage […] The post The Powerful Witness of Marriage in Evangelization appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]