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

  • Intact Family Structure and Daughter’s Chastity

    “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15 Growing up in a married family confers many benefits on daughters, and positively influences their […] The post Intact Family Structure and Daughter’s Chastity appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Overcoming Uncertainty with The Virtues of Mary

    Why is it we can have total confidence and trust in God’s plans with everyone else’s life, but not our own? It is easy for me to recognize God’s hand in your life… in your misery… in your tragic circumstance, but when the storm hits my own house, I question and doubt. I begin to wonder if my Catholic faith […] The post Overcoming Uncertainty with The Virtues of Mary appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Marriage and Poverty

    “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 3:13-14 Social science research shows that marriage is one of […] The post Marriage and Poverty appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Menopause and Cognitive Decline

    Most woman over the age of 45 will tell you that they have noticed some cognition issues like walking into a room and asking themselves, “now what did I come in here for”. By 50 almost all women will tell you that their thinking is less crisp and fuzzier. Why is this?  According to a […] The post Menopause and Cognitive Decline appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Four Ways a Family Can Imitate the Trinity

    God wants us to know and love him intimately. But how do you get to know someone you’ve never seen? One way is to send them a picture.This is exactly what God does by creating the family. We all know human beings are made in the image and likeness of God (Gn 1:27), but God […] The post Four Ways a Family Can Imitate the Trinity appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.