The Third Option The Third Option helps couples who are discouraged about their marriage learn to handle anger more constructively, resolve conflicts and communicate more effectively. The Third Option not only provides a support group for married couples, but teaches new ways to handle old problems through a brief teaching and the sharing of mentor couples who have struggled, but made it through. Click here for more information.
Marriage Encounter "A weekend of discovery." Weekend topics include: exploring personality styles, communicating our feelings, dealing with the busy world around us, learning how to improve our listening skills, understanding God's plan for our marriage, keeping our relationship a priority and more. Visit the national website at www.wwme.org.
Single Parent Networker A free monthly newsletter available to individuals, organizations and parishes. Topics include holidays, school, travel, feelings, handling anger and change, and more. The current newsletter can be found on the resources page.
FOCCUS An inventory for marriage preparation. FOCCUS stands for "Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study." For more information, contact the parish at which you are planning your marriage. REFOCCUS is another inventory that stands for "Relationship Enrichment Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study."
Mom’s Night Out For parishes who would like to offer an opportunity for moms to gather but don’t know how to begin this simple sheet provides easy instructions. It is only a guide to begin your creative ideas flowing. Is daytime better than evening? Could the parish provide child care on site? Check out www.homefaith.org or call Joyce at Office of Family Ministry 701-204-7209.