Before saying "I do," Jill Duggar and now-husband Derick Dillard went through premarital counseling with her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle.
"The four of us meet on a weekly basis for counseling," Michelle explained in the most recent episode of "19 Kids and Counting." "I believe it is our responsibility to equip our children to be prepared for that next step in life of marriage."
It's no secret that the Duggar parents are thoroughly involved in their children's relationships; they see every text message exchange and even participate in the texts as well, and they thoroughly vet their children's suitors before the children even meet them. Jim Bob was the one to arrange the meeting between daughters Jill and Jessa and their husbands. more >>
Bret decides he wants to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend Jovan and plans the most perfect wedding proposal. Instead of just taking her out to dinner and kneeling down, he does something extraordinary.
This is one of the most unique proposals to date! It will have you jumping in joy from start to finish. She is on a dinner date with one of her friends, until that friend step away to use the restroom, or she thought so. It turns into a big play singing and dancing extravaganza! Oh, and she says YES!
Clap along and smile to this awesome marriage proposal: more >>
For all those couples who have just become newlyweds, these are seven Bible verses that are great to live by. Nothing is more powerful than the word of God when it comes to LOVE, and you should use it to guide your marriage in a positive direction.
For most couple there is plenty of activities going on all the way up until your off to your honeymoon. After the honeymoon, than the real work of marriage begins. The word of God speaks to each married couple together and individually in order to help them grow in their relationship. A great way to start your marriage is to memorize these key scriptures and use them to guide you along the way.
Here are 7 great Bible verses for newlyweds: more >>
On Monday, the Vatican released an interim report, known as a relatio, which is a non-authoritative document, similar to an advisory, for its synod of bishops to consider when they next discuss issues related to the family, marriage, divorce and sexual orientation.
The media responded, sadly, as it often has, in a frenzy of inferences rather than researching and reporting facts. Reuters proclaimed the Catholic Church has made a "dramatic shift in tone" about same-sex couples— an "earthquake." The New York Times reported the Vatican was calling on the church to "welcome and accept gay people."
The media's ignorance about religious beliefs is well known but the refusal to actually do their job and report facts is astounding. more >>
When you went to bed this past Sunday evening, the Catholic Church taught the following:
Marriage is indissoluble.
Catholics who attempt marriage following a divorce—without a declaration that their first bond wasn't after all a valid marriage—enter a (presumptively) adulterous relationship. So long as they maintain a sexual relationship with their new partner, they cannot judge themselves to be in a state of grace and therefore cannot worthily receive Holy Communion. more >>
In an outrageous act of overreach that the Alliance Defending Freedom rightly branded "an inquisition" and "witch-hunt," the city of Houston has demanded that pastors preaching on themes relating to homosexuality and gender identity turn their sermons over to the government for inspection.
So much for the idea that electing a lesbian activist for mayor would have no negative consequences on the religious freedoms of the people of Houston. So much for gay activist "tolerance."
It was bad enough when Mayor Annise Parker undermined the will of the state by campaigning nationally for the redefinition of marriage when the people of Texas had declared in overwhelming fashion that they did not want marriage redefined. more >>