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


Fr. Michael Maples, PhD (423) 322-0057


Kathleen Hotton, LPC-MHSP (423) 322-0057 or


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

Retrouvaille is an international community of disciples committed to the continued healing of their marriages and, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to sharing their stories, talents, and gifts to promote and spread the healing ministry of Retrouvaille.

We believe that every marriage, a union of one man and one woman, deserves the opportunity to survive, be healed, and thrive as a covenant of life and love. Retrouvaille is where we, as hurting couples, found hope, and we are passionately committed to dramatically increasing the number of couples served in new and existing communities worldwide.

The primary goal is to provide help for couples who live in the disappointment and pain of marriage problems. The weekend provides a safe setting that encourages couples to learn respectful ways to communicate in marriage. The post-weekend phase of the Retrouvaille program is as critical to a couple experiencing marital problems as the initial weekend. The disappointment, deterioration, and despair in hurting marriages cannot be healed in a single weekend. Restoration takes time. The post-weekend sessions provide support as couples discuss the importance of communication in marriage, intimacy, and many other topics. Today’s unchallenged acceptance of divorce suggests that many friends, families, and church communities are providing only limited support for marriage. Retrouvaille is dedicated solely to providing the necessary support to help save marriages.

Learn more on the national Retrouvaille website

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 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.