Male & Female He Created Them: on Marriage and the Family

Although “Male and Female He Created Them” was written in 2003, it’s a book worth reading. From the history of marriage to marriage as a sacrament, there’s so much in this book that shows the beauty of marriage.  I like how this book states plainly and clearly the reasons behind such topics as chastity, love, the indissolubility of marriage and many other topics. Here’s a question to ask: “Do I think about my duty to be for my spouse a support in his sanctification or his or her search for God?” Listen to today’s podcast for a good look at “Male and Female He Created Them” on Marriage and the Family, by Jorge Cardinal Medina Estevez

Marriage: A Path to Sanctity – YMMP048

“Marriage: A Path to Sanctity,” by Javier Abad and Eugenio Fenoy

The sacrament of matrimony gives couples lasting strength to fulfill their duties as spouse and parent. Do you want a life filled with faith, hope and love? Than all you have to do is surrender with a cheerful heart, set aside your ego, and respect natural law. You have a higher probability for blissful harmony if you adhere to fidelity in marriage. Today’s podcast is a summary of this insightful book.

Covenanted Happiness: Love & Commitment in Marriage – YMMP047

Covenanted Happiness: Love and Commitment in Marriage by Cormac Burke. There are certain rules that couples can follow and this book explains why we get into predicaments and encounter unhappiness and demise in marriage. Love is other-centered, not self-centered. “A married love that is fully human is a compound of sense and spirit.” A beautiful book with challenging concepts.

Nonviolent Communication – YMMP046

Nonviolent Communication is a way to create peace and calm in the home. Who wouldn’t want to make a connection in a way that everybody’s needs get met through natural giving? Listen to today’s podcast and discover the process of nonviolent communication, when the speaker cites an observation, feeling, need and request. For more information, look up Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and www.cnvc.org.

Fighting Fair: Tips for Couples on Resolving Conflict – YMMP045

Arguments. We all have them. Sometimes disagreements can bring us down and keep us down. Some people say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” but it is said that the little things can do damage to a marriage – especially if those so called little things are left unsolved or unattended. A wall of resentment can build due to the little things. It’s much harder to demolish a brick wall, so let’s try to not build that wall in the first place and deal with conflict as it arises. Today, we are going to discover some secrets to dealing with conflict.

Are You Listening? – YMMP044

Are you a good listener?  How do you know?  Find out what it takes to be a good listener and how to go about listening for meaning.  If you aren’t a good listener, chances are, you are not in tune with your spouse.

Communication: What Are We Talking About? – YMMP043

This is part 1 in a 4-part series on communication. Today’s episode will explore why we have breakdowns and what we can do about it. There are many ways we can ensure effective communication.

Recovering from the Shock of Infidelity – YMMP042

In this final part of our 6-part series on Emotional Fidelity, we discuss what you can do to repair and rebuild a relationship that has been rocked by a sexual and emotional affair. It will take time, vulnerability and reconnection to start anew. What else? Listen to today’s episode for guidance and suggestions.

Monogamy: Who Are We Kidding? – YMMP041

Monogamy. Are We Kidding Ourselves? Find out why cheating is common, the 3 main reasons we cheat, and what we can do to prevent against it happening to us.

Pornography: The Breakdown in Human Love – YMMP040

Pornography is contributing to a breakdown in love and marriage.  People who regularly view pornography have a 300% increase in having an affair or hookup outside marriage. It is negatively influencing the way humans perceive and relate to each other. Pornography isn’t just an art form or harmless individual freedom, it’s the portrayal of explicit sexual subject matter for the purposes of sexual excitement and erotic satisfaction, minus love or mature relationships. Porn is disrespectful of women.  It brings with it tremendous consequences that shouldn’t be overlooked. We’ll talk about those devastating consequences on today’s episode, episode 4 of the 6-Part Series “Emotional Fidelity.”