Supports and encourages couples to work through crisis points with faith. To assist, the Dioceseprovides programs such as Retrouvaille (couples retreat), and marriage/family counseling. Ministry leads provide resources, and contact information. All information strictly confidential.
Commitment – as needed
Training required – none
“Successful marriages don’t work on automatic pilot-at least not for long.”
|Grade Your Marriage
Marriage is not a test that you either pass or fail. It's an ongoing process of learning about each other and how to accommodate differences so that both of you can feel satisfied and grow in love for each other.
In this spirit, we invite you to assess where you are in your marriage.
On a scale of 1 – 10 rate your satisfaction with your marriage in the areas of:
1. Shared Values _____
2. Commitment to each other _____
3. Communication Skills _____
4. Conflict Resolution Skills _____
5. Intimacy/Sexuality _____
6. Spirituality/Faith _____
7. Money Management _____
8. Appreciation/Affection _____
9. Lifestyle _____
10. Recreation _____
11. Decision Making _____
12. Parenthood _____
13. Household chores _____
14. Careers _____
15. Balancing Time _____
Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
Are you frustrated, hurt, or angry with your spouse?
Are you constantly fighting?
Or do you simply shut down?
Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Does talking about it just make it worse?
You are not alone and there is help for you and your marriage.
You have options and resources within your reach:
Contact:Fr. Michael O'Connor at 512-218-1183
Marriage Counseling and Assistance for Troubled Marriages: The Family Counseling and Family Life Office offers marriage counseling in English and Spanish. This is offered through the Diocese of Austin and is staffed by a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Contact Lupe Garcia, LPC, LMFT, Counseling Supervisor
Family Counseling and Family Life Office
Diocese of Austin Pastoral Center
P.O. Box 15405
Austin, Tx. 78761 (512) 949-2495
Retrouvaille is a program that offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. The main emphasis of the program is on communication in marriage between husband and wife. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced that want marriage help.
To learn more about the program or inquire about the next Retrouvaille weekend contact:
John and Dawn Meyer, Area Coordinators, (303) 476-1166; www.helpourmarriage.com
You can also check the website at www.retrouvaille.org for more information
Contacts: Steve and Linda Jaramillo, English Registration Couple, (512) 677-9963, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodrigo and Claudia Agrcia (Espanol) Spanish Registration Couple, (512) 844-0785
An Initiative of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops www.ForYourMarriage.org
Coalition for Marriage, Family & Couples Education www.SmartMarriages.com
The Third Option – Skill building workshops to build better marriages www.TheThirdOption.com
Focus on the Family www.Family.org
Marriage Enrichment: Bree and Greg Hodge http://sjvroundrock.org/marriage