Resources for Families and Marriages
Need a family Advent Calendar of Activities?
Check out this one from the US Catholic Bishops!
Got your Advent Wreath together? Why do we even make them?
Check out this resource to learn more!
THE THIRD OPTION
Many of us manage marriage as a series of choices between his desires and her desires, between “peace at any price” and “letting it all hang out.” Because they move us to extremes, these options don’t bring us together. With The Third Option, you can learn how to break through the clutter of past baggage and misunderstandings and build an effective, loving relationship.
The Third Option is:
- A skills-based group program
- 14 session cycle; couples can start at any time
- Helpful for any marriage – from brink of divorce to solid ground.
- Both spouses do not need to attend
- Educational focus rather than counseling
- No fee
The Third Option is being sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. For more information, call Jason Lillis, Coordinator of Family Life at St. Francis of Assisi, at 919-847-8205 x244.
NORTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS
The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekends are Feb 7-9, 2014 in Asheville, NC and May
16-18, 2014 in Raleigh, NC . Early registration is highly recommended.
For more information visit our website at: http://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or
contact William & Elizabeth Nickles at applications@NCMarriageDiscovery.org or
Retrouvaille means recovery. Retrouvaille is a weekend experience designed to help a couple re-establish communication and to gain insight into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Couples do not share with others on the weekend. The Retrouvaille Weekend offers those experiencing problems within their marriage a fresh way of looking at their marriage. These are not counseling sessions but peer ministry in its best form. After the weekend couples are provided with a follow-up series. The weekend starts at 7pm on Friday and lasts until 6pm on Sunday. There are six post-weekend Saturday sessions lasting from 1pm to 4:30pm. On-going support is available after that if the couple desires it.
For more information please call: 1-800-470-2230 or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org; or contact Bill & Luann Roche, Coordinators for Retrouvaille of NC, at (434) 793-0242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other events for married couples are offered throughout the year, including a Valentine celebration and Anniversary Mass, and will be advertized in both the bulletin and the Events Page of the website.
For more resources on marriage and family enrichment, marriage preparation and other inspirational ideas, please go the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ new website For Your Marriage: