CATHOLIC MESSAGES USA.com - "Traditional Catholic Values - Serving People of all Faiths"
 
 
 
 
 
LOVE & MARRIAGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please Note: Additional resources dealing with family relationships are listed in the category: Family Links
 
Frequently Asked Qestions by Marriage Preparation.com - Answers many questions about Catholic marriages, mixed marriages, annulments, and other concerns.
 
Building Better Marriages - The Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment - "We all want the same thing, whether our relationship has just begun or we’ve been married for years: We want a healthy, mutually-satisfying relationship with the one we love."
Catholic Dating For Free - "Utilizing the very latest technology and advanced software applications, our goal is to enjoyably match quality Catholic Singles around the globe.  With your safety and security a top priority, Catholic Dating For Free takes your online dating experience very seriously - heavily guarding your personal information and even taking extra precautions to protect users against profanity and inappropriate material or language."
 
Commentary:  Although this site can provide some dating opportunities if the person lives a reasonable distance from you, be careful of subscribing to other dating websites advertised on this site.  Some of those sites do not use discernment when accepting advertising. This site also has many foreign members. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you are Catholic and divorced, you must have an annulment from the Church or are seeking one because the Church considers you still married until your annulment is approved. You are not even allowed to date. In addition, since Protestant marriages are also valid and considered a Sacrament, an annulment is required before a Catholic can marry a divorced Protestant Christian. (An investigation may be necessary to determine if an annulment is necessary if the divorced person is from a non-Christian Faith). You are dealing with the issue of adultery and therefore this is not a light matter. However, many annulments are much easier to get than most people assume. It is very important that two people be of the same Faith to have a good marriage.
 
Catholic Divorce Ministry - "Since 1974, NACSDC has been committed to the healing and recovery of those who have experienced separation and divorce.  We also realize that people experiencing other sources of pain—whether widowed, never married, or single parents for any reason—may benefit from the programs we offer and the services we provide."
Catholic Parenting - "Forum - Prayer Chapel - Just for Kids - Links & Resources - Book Rack."
CatholicMatch.com - "Relationships Based on Faith, Not Formulas... faithful to the teachings and values of the Catholic Church.  As such, we provide a service which allows our members to be guided by their values and relationship with God - not with scientific formulas. Because of the free will God gives us, there can be many reasons why He would bring two people together, and the resulting match may not be the same as they would have if one were using formulas... holy marriages are best formed through discernment and providence."
Commentary: The best I have found of all Catholic dating sites.  Provides useful examples of the moral & social character of the person you are searching for.  (I met my wife through this website).
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you are Catholic and divorced, you must have an annulment from the Church or are seeking one because the Church considers you still married until your annulment is approved. You are not even allowed to date. In addition, since Protestant marriages are also valid and considered a Sacrament, an annulment is required before a Catholic can marry a divorced Protestant Christian. (An investigation may be necessary to determine if an annulment is necessary if the divorced person is from a non-Christian Faith). You are dealing with the issue of adultery and therefore this is not a light matter. However, many annulments are much easier to get than most people assume. It is very important that two people be of the same Faith to have a good marriage.
CatholicSingles.com - "For Faith, Friendship & Love" - "Sharing your faith is one of the most, if not the most important criteria in looking for friends or a soulmate... more Catholic singles than anyone.. Beware of other sites including some that claim to be Catholic... We are a wholly owned Catholic company which stays committed to your needs as a Catholic, including fellowship with other Catholic members, weekly columns from our staff of clergy and links to other authentic Catholic resources."
Commentary: Has many features not found on other dating sites. 
 
Caution:  Although they advertise themselves as "truly Catholic," that is far from the truth, for they allow "progressive" members that are in reality "liberal" in their beliefs.  Liberal thinking people in the Church may call themselves "Catholics," but if they go against the teachings of the Church on abortion, women priests, or any other grave moral issue, they are simply "using" the Church to promote the teachings of the world.  Therefore the Church cannot, and does not define them as "truly Catholic." 
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you are Catholic and divorced, you must have an annulment from the Church or are seeking one because the Church considers you still married until your annulment is approved. You are not even allowed to date. In addition, since Protestant marriages are also valid and considered a Sacrament, an annulment is required before a Catholic can marry a divorced Protestant Christian. (An investigation may be necessary to determine if an annulment is necessary if the divorced person is from a non-Christian Faith). You are dealing with the issue of adultery and therefore this is not a light matter. However, many annulments are much easier to get than most people assume. It is very important that two people be of the same Faith to have a good marriage.
 
CatholicWomen.com "'The woman's personality, given her tremendous capacity of love, cannot fulfill itself except by giving love to others.  Her strength lies precisely in the gift of self, and in the fact that God entrusted man to her.  Thus the "perfect woman"  (cf. Proverbs 31:10) becomes an irreplaceable support and source of spiritual strength for other people, who perceive the great energies of her spirit.'" - Pope John Paul II
 
Couples For Christ - USA groups by state.
Couple to Couple Leaque - Natural Family Planning - "Fertility awareness, the knowledge of a couple's fertility.  It is a means of reading a woman's signs of fertility and infertility.  The Couple to Couple League teaches three basic signs of fertility — temperature, mucus and cervix — and how to apply this knowledge through the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of NFP, which can be used both to achieve and to avoid or postpone pregnancy."
 
Cybertipline.com - "Everyday children are sexually solicited online" - "Know the Dangers: Millions of teenagers go online every day, and most are safe. The way to stay safer is to understand the dangers and follow some simple rules to help you steer clear of trouble. By following these rules you’ll minimize the risks and have more fun.
 
WHAT TO REPORT
 
Anyone you don't know who asks you for personal information, photos or videos.
Unsolicited obscene material from people or companies you don't know.

Misleading URLs on the Internet that point you to sites containing harmful materials rather than what you were looking for.
Anyone who wants to send you photos or videos containing obscene content of individuals 18 and younger. (The possession, manufacturing, or distributing of child pornography is illegal).
Online enticement for offline sexual activities. (No one should be making sexual invitations to you online – and it’s an especially serious crime for adults to do it)."
 
Dads.org - "St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers (i.e. SJCK) is an informal international network of Christian men, under the patronage of St. Joseph, dedicated to strengthening the family...We warmly welcome Christian men of all ages, callings, and states in life: grandfathers wanting to strengthen their children and grandchildren; single men preparing for the vocation of marriage; and especially pastors serving as indispensable spiritual fathers in the family of God."
Domestic Violence & Other Family Links from the Diocese of Juneau - Family Life - Marriage Preparation - Marriage Enrichment - Natural Family Planning - Healing Ministries - Resource Links
Elizabeth Ministry - "We Provide Hope and Healing for Women and Their Families on Issues Related to Childbearing, Sexuality, and Relationships."
Family Life Center International - Faith & Family - "A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for Catholic marriage, Catholic family life, Catholic parenting, Help for hurting marriages, Parenting teens, child discipline, Catholic courtship, Catholic singles, Catholic relationships, marriage preparation, Catholic home schooling, Marital communication."
 
For Your Marriage - An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - "Every marriage matters, because marriage comes from the Hand of God.  God brings a man and a woman together to love and support each other.  Their love becomes visible in the children they bring into the world and in their acts of generous service."
 
HelpGuide.org - "Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges.  We empower people with knowledge and hope.  Our goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices."
Holy Cross Family Ministries - "Holy Cross Family Ministries serves Jesus Christ and His Church throughout the world by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family."
 
Hope After Abortion - "Suicidal thoughts or feelings are sometimes experienced by women who have had an abortion. If this is happening to you, please get help immediately. We want you to know that there is hope for you, and that we care very much. For immediate intervention: United States of America - National Suicide Hope Line - 1-800-784-2433."
 
Institute for Marital Healing - "We provide an empirically proven approach for resolving marital anger, the most common conflict which leads couples to seek marriage counseling.  We demonstrate a sensitivity to the Catholic faith of couples and show how their faith can assist them in the strengthening of their marriages."
Keep The Faith - "The Most Powerful Catholic Audio on the Web." Many useful categories.
 
LifeMatters - "Parenting children successfully is one of the most important jobs in the world. Yet for many stressed out, busy parents, it is frustrating, upsetting and anxiety producing.  Take a class and become a confident parent with these positive, result oriented, practical classes."
 
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved - "Called by the healing ministry of Jesus, the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved is committed to serve all people who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Our holistic care is dedicated to the spiritual support of individuals, parishes, and communities."
National Marriage Encounter - "Based on Judeo-Christian concepts, beliefs, and morality.  National Marriage Encounter invites and encourages married (i.e., male and female) couples of all faiths and those of no religious affiliation to share in this experience and to become an integral part of this movement."
 
Pastoral Solutions - "Whether you want to create a more intimate and godly marriage, celebrate a more faithful and fulfilling family life, or discover the path to a more grace-filled personal life...The Pastoral Solutions Institute can help strengthen and support you on your spiritual and emotional journey."
 
 
 
Pope Paul VI Institute - "The only Catholic Institution of its type in the United States and perhaps the world that has dedicated its services to the development of morally and professionally acceptable reproductive health services."
 
PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) - State of the Art Tools for an Extraordinary Marriage - "We know that not all marriages should be saved.  We know that PREP will not be able to save some marriages.  But if you are looking for a Marriage Enhancement/Divorce Prevention program that teaches techniques that have demonstrated their effectiveness through years of research to increase marital satisfaction, that has been thoroughly studied and tested more than any other in the world, then PREP is the program for you."
 
Putting Kids First - "It is our desire to help parents to quickly and easily complete the Parenting Classes, Divorce Class, Co Parenting Classes and begin practicing new skills that benefit everyone in the family."
 
Rachel's Vineyard - "Healing the pain of abortion, one weekend at a time."
 
Rainbows - "An international, not-for-profit organization that fosters emotional healing among children grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis."
 
RECLAiM Sexual Health - "An anonymous, online recovery program that helps struggling individuals break free from pornography addiction and other unwanted sexual behaviors.  RECLAiM combines The Brain Science of Change with insights from Theology of the Body and the full support of our Catholic faith... Elizabeth Ministry International and Candeo have now partnered to create a Catholic-based program for recovery called RECLAiM Sexual Health.  RECLAiM helps participants integrate faith and recovery!  The program is designed to mend minds, heal hearts and save souls hurt by unhealthy sexual behaviors."
Retrouvaille - "Testimonials & Stories - Program Information - 4 Stages of Marriage - Vision, Mission, History & Logo - Helpful Links."
Smart Marriages - "Successful couples have the same number of disagreements as couples who divorce.  Even more interesting, research shows that all couples disagree about the same basic issues - money, kids, sex, housework, in-laws, and time.  The difference between successful and unsuccessful couples is how they handle these differences."
Spiritual Guide for Daily Living - 10 points that greatly assist you in deepening your spiritual life.
 
 
The Catholic Man - Beautiful letter that explains what it is to be a true Catholic gentleman who truly practices his Faith.
 
The Center for Peace in the Family - " A Catholic Counselor offering: Catholic Marriage Counseling - Family Counseling - Catholic Counseling Resources..."
The National Healthy Marriage Institute - "Creating products and services to help couples form and sustain healthymarriages."
Two Churches, One Marriage - "A free, web-based program that explores the challenges and rewards that interchurch couples may encounter, as well as strategies for dealing with those challenges... a free leader manual is available."
 
Women for Faith & Family  - "To assist orthodox Catholic women in their effort to provide witness to their faith, both to their families and to the world.  To aid women in their efforts to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith.  To aid faithful Catholic women in their desire for fellowship with others who share their faith and commitment.  To serve as a channel through which questions from Catholic women seeking guidance or information can be directed."
 
World-wide Marriage Encounter - "On January 23, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI held an audience with David & Bronny Lea, the leadership couple for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter world council.  During their meeting, the Pope was quoted as saying, 'Ah, Marriage Encounter, yes, you are doing such important work in our church especially in this world we live in. I will pray for you and for your movement.'"
 
Also see:

Marriage Resources For Singles and Dating / Engaged Couples

For Clergy and Marriage Educators

For Sponsor/Mentor Couples

For Married Couples – Support For Your Marriage & Family Life & Parenting .

For "OTHER-THAN-CATHOLICS"

For Marriages in Trouble

Catholic Canon Law Regarding Marriages and Annulments

Marriage Ministry Made Easy – Great Parish Resource

SmartMarriages.com – Great Resource

National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers