Help for hurting marriages

INTO-THE-BREACH-An Apostolic Exhortation

Be subject to one another out of reverence to Christ.
Ephesians 5:21

“I would, but he always…”             “If only she would… or wouldn’t…”

It is not always easy to be Christ or see Christ in one another.
But we are a community of faith who can help each other.

Are you having trouble in your marriage that you just can’t seem to overcome?  Below are some resources for you.

Therapeutic Counseling 

Knoxville: Fr. Michael Maples, PhD (423) 322-0057
Chattanooga: Kathleen Hotton, LPC-MHSP (423) 322-0057 or kathyh@ccetn.org

Retrouvaille: a lifeline for marriage—a program to help couples heal and renew their marriage

Are you experiencing stress in your marriage? Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue or have you just stopped talking to each other?

Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation. This program has helped many couples experiencing such difficulties. Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too.

Retrouvaille simply means ‘rediscovery’. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. Many couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering.

Until weekends become available in the Diocese of Knoxville, couples may attend weekends in another diocese.

For the most up-to-date information visit www.retrouvaille.org and enter your location to find upcoming weekends.

Create In Me A Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography

Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography

is a comprehensive look at the pornography epidemic in America and what Catholic families can do to protect themselves.
WHY WRITE A BOOK ON PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION FOR CATHOLICS? The answer is simple. There’s a great need for one!
Pornography is no longer just a men’s issue. Dr. Peter Kleponis presents an alarming in-depth look at the pornography epidemic that is ruining lives, marriages, families, and careers—and hindering life-giving relationships with God. Read the stories of real people—men, women, clergy, seminarians, and teens—who’ve suffered from frequent or habitual pornography use and went on to find healing. Freedom is possible. Integrity can be restored.
The most comprehensive work I have read on one of the most pressing problems in the world—and in the Church—today. With wisdom and grace, Dr. Kleponis gives insight and real life answers to deal with today’s elephant in the room.
—Gus Lloyd Host of “Seize the Day” on Sirius XM’s The Catholic Channel
A sound pastoral perspective which makes his book a “must” in the library of not only individuals looking for personal guidance in this area of behavior, but also for every Catholic leader responsible for the formative development of others.”
—Reverend Joseph M. Mele, PhD, Secretary for Leadership Development and Director for Post-Ordination Formation in the Diocese of Pittsburgh

About the Author   Integrity Restored book

Peter C. Kleponis, PhD travels throughout the country educating people on how to win the battle against pornography. He has appeared on EWTN television programs and is a regular guest on Relevant Radio. He is a licensed clinical therapist and assistant director of Comprehensive Counseling Services in West Conshohocken, PA. His professional experience includes marriage and family therapy, pastoral counseling, and pornography addiction recovery. Dr. Kleponis resides in Phoenixville, PA with his wife, Maria, and their sons, John and Matthew.

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