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

  • Parents’ Influence on Children’s Piety

    “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Children whose parents attend church frequently and consider religion to be important are more likely to: • Attend church frequently, especially if their father or mother takes them to church, • practice […] The post Parents’ Influence on Children’s Piety appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Tips for Parents and Teachers: Adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists

    High profile acts of violence, particularly from terrorist groups such as ISIS, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk.  They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react.  Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by […] The post Tips for Parents and Teachers: Adapted from the National Association of School Psychologists appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Fortitude in staying married

    A great question to ask an engaged couple is whether they want to get married or stay married. After a bit of thinking, most couples will (thankfully) say they want to stay married. They want to live together as husband and wife until death parts them. Here’s the follow-up question that should also be posed: […] The post Fortitude in staying married appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

    Women in their mid-40s become increasing aware that menopause is just around the corner. As their fertility wanes, women begin to pay attention to any information about minimizing hot flashes, improving sleep patterns or preventing weight gain. No woman wants to experience any of these undesirable symptoms and many women will do whatever they can […] The post Hormone Replacement Therapy – Should I or Shouldn’t I? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?)

    If you are watching some of the many home repair shows on HGTV, you’re not alone! Home design shows are very popular, and an important element of them involves marital decision–making. Does the couple want a city or country location? What is on their wish list and how important is it? In one show, a woman […] The post Making Choices: Honey, Let’s Build an Ark (or, You Want to Do What?) appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.