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

  • This Just In . . . Pornography Harms Marriages!

    Pornography is harmful to individuals and to marriages. Social science research documents the negative effects: Wives whose husbands view pornography often begin to feel unattractive and may become severely depressed. The distress level in some wives may be so high as to require clinical treatment for trauma. Wives experience decreased intimacy from husbands who use […] The post This Just In . . . Pornography Harms Marriages! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Teens, Bedroom and Smartphones

    I interact with many Catholic parents throughout my week. As a father I interact with other parents in our Catholic school. As a parishioner I interact with parents in our parish and religious education program. I also interact with parents through our Teaching the Way of Love program for Catholic parents and through my work […] The post Teens, Bedroom and Smartphones appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Why My Family Chose Covenant Eyes

    As a Catholic dad, I know the importance of monitoring the media that my family is exposed to. Media has a huge influence on all of us, and especially on the impressionable developing minds of children. When our children were very young our main goal was to protect their innocence. My wife and I did […] The post Why My Family Chose Covenant Eyes appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Do You Have a Family Media Plan? Here’s Ours.

    Does your family have a technology management plan in place? I love technology. When used and managed properly, technology can change the dynamics of a family in very good ways. Last Christmas the one gift I wanted to get for my family was a large, flat-screen television. But we didn’t connect this television to cable […] The post Do You Have a Family Media Plan? Here’s Ours. appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Making Your Home a Safe Haven

    Pornography is not a topic most adults are comfortable discussing. This is especially the case when it comes to parents addressing it with their children. Regrettably though, it’s the topic that’s becoming more and more necessary to address in our digital age. Too many parents, grandparents and guardians think their children have not been exposed […] The post Making Your Home a Safe Haven appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]