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
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  • We CAN Teach Our Children Self-Control and Self-Possession

    My 9-year-old son’s greatest character flaw is that he can never admit he has done anything wrong. Part of me knows that this is due to his 9-year-old boy brain. But then I look at our culture and see many adults with the same problem, and I worry about him. Our culture likes to believe The post We CAN Teach Our Children Self-Control and Self-Possession appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Intact Family and School Success

    “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 The kind of families children grows up in affects every part of their lives, including their educational success. Social science research finds that children who grew up in an always-married family are: The post Intact Family and School Success appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Teach Your Children The Wonder Of Discovery

    My parents had a wonderful practice of asking questions during dinner. They enjoyed getting us to think about topics and issues through conversation. I remember one question in particular; one that was asked the night before the start of another school year. What do you think you are going to discover at school this year?What The post Teach Your Children The Wonder Of Discovery appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Marriage Mentors

    It is important to spend time together – one to one – during your first year of marriage. And, it is also important to find a happily married couple who can guide you through the common minefields that newlyweds often encounter. What is a Marriage Mentor? Basically, it is another married couple who has more The post Marriage Mentors appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • My Child isn’t Friendly—HELP!

    2020 is off to an interesting start. Many parents have contacted our office seeking advice. One Dad had noticed that her 8-year-old daughter was not integrating into the games and activities that her peers played at school. A mom had a concern that her teenage son was more content to spend time alone rather than The post My Child isn’t Friendly—HELP! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

Contact Information

Office for Marriage and Family Life/NFP
Phone: 608.791.2673

Dan Kitzhaber, Director

Mary Lou Berg, Administrative Assistant

Christy Kitzhaber, Natural Family Planning Coordinator

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