Family Life Resources

Marriage Enrichment Resources

The Center for Marriage, Family & Life:   An Initiative of the Diocese of Richmond In July 2012 the Catholic Diocese of Richmond launched this initiative to provide support for both clergy and the lay faithful through a “center” approach rather than a diocesan office. The hope of the Bishop is that this structure becomes more than an office – it becomes a “center for excellence” in Marriage, Family, and Life for our Diocese.
Through a “center” approach the combined wisdom of various subject matter experts will be coupled with infrastructure relationships and processes that already exist within the Diocesan Pastoral Center structure.

For Your Marriage is an outstanding website offered through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops dedicated to you and your marriage. It provides a simple, upbeat message about the necessity of couples participating in their marriage — often in small, daily acts of love and care — in order to build commitment. The website, which continues to grow, offers information, help, inspiration and encouragement to couples who want to learn about marriage and deepen their commitment.

Great Date Experiment from MarriedLife Online. What would happen if you and your spouse tried a little experiment? What if for 6 months, you went out on 6 really Great Dates? What would happen if you took part in... The Big 6 Great Date Experiment? Each Great Date revolves around one of our Big 6 essentials: Nurture Romance, Cultivate Communication, Hurry Home, Celebrate Differences, Finish Together, and Trust God.
Think you can't afford it? Go cheap. Just go. Think you're too busy? Cancel something. Think this might be like therapy? Think again. They're great... Great Dates..

Marriage Encounter is a program to assist a good marriage in becoming a better marriage. At a Worldwide Marriage Encounter you get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on each other.

Natural Family Planning from the Catholic Diocese of Richmond's Center for Marriage, Family & Life.

Retrouvaille is a program to assist a troubled or stressed marriage in becoming a good marriage.


Family Resources

At Home with our Faith is a website and newsletter to help strengthen and support families
as they share and live out their faith.

Formative Support Services Faith Formation Education for Parents, Teachers and Children, a Ministry of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Helps parents and teachers to provide for the character formation of children.

Catholic Movie Reviews is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' site with reviews of current movies.