Marriage Ministries

In a sacramental marriage, God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union.

The Office of Marriage and Family provides programs to support one of the current priorities of the US Catholic Bishops: having a marriage-building Church. You are invited to learn more about our ministries, specifically preparation for marriage and enrichment of existing marriages.




Areas of Marriage Ministry

Marriage Preparation Course

Marriage Strengthening

Sponsor Couples

Fully Engaged



Articles on Marriage Topics

Forgiveness: Healing the Hurts in Marriage [PDF]


Defense of Marriage Videos

Made for Each Other: Sexual difference is essential to marriage

Made for Life:  Marriage welcomes the “supreme gift” of the child

Made for the Common Good: Marriage safeguards justice

Made for Freedom: Marriage and religious liberty stand – or fall – together

El Matrimonio: Hecho para el amor y la vida: Marriage: Made for Love and Life