Resources for Marriage and Family Life

Catholic Counseling Services

Contact the office of Discipleship and Family life to learn about Catholic Counseling Services in your area.

Establishing a Domestic Church

Since parents are called to be the primary educators of the faith for their children, each home is also called to be Domestic Church- a nurturing place where the children and parents grow in their relationship with Christ and learn the virtues of family life. The goal of the Domestic Church is to form disciples of Jesus Christ.

“The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called ‘the domestic church,’ a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity” – Catechism of the Catholic Church

At your local parish, pick up the Diocese of Toledo’s “Liturgical Year at Home” guide to be inspired to live the faith at home with your family. You’ll find ideas for crafts, recipes, and celebrations for all ages.

Internet Dangers

Protect your family from harmful encounters with pornography with internet filters such as Covenant Eyes, K9 Web Protection, or Net Nanny. These filters provide accountability and ensure that your family’s protection from unwanted popups and searches on filtered devices.

RECLAIM has resources to help parents understand the neuroscience behind the brain’s chemical dependency on porn and how to help their children overcome it. https://www.reclaimsexualhealth.com/

Integrity Restored’s mission is to help restore the integrity of individuals, spouses, and families that have been affected by pornography https://integrityrestored.com/

LGBTQ Resources

https://www.edeninvitation.com/ Eden Invitation invites every person to a holy and chaste integration of their sexuality according to their state in life, providing community to accompany those in the difficulties of living an authentically Catholic life while experiencing same sex desires or gender discordance.

https://couragerc.org/ Courage and EnCourage Ministries – Provide support for men and women who experience same-sex attractions and for those who love them.

Miscarriage Support

Catholic Miscarriage Support gives practical, spiritual, and emotional resources after the loss of a child to miscarriage. https://www.catholicmiscarriagesupport.com