I was born and raised in Burgundy, France. Good wine and good food reign, but the the region is also deeply rooted in Christianity. The number of beautiful roman churches and chapels is amazing. I am number four of five kids: three girls and two boys. I was raised in a practicing Catholic family. I married Christian in 1977 in Burgundy in an 11th century church. We have five beautiful daughters. Two of them still live in France and three are in the US with us. Our two eldest daughters are married, one in Denver, one in France, and each have five children so far. Our third daughter is currently expecting her first baby. After fifteen years in the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes, we dedicated ourselves to the ministry towards the engaged. We have been the Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 2005. We became American citizens in 2010 and now have dual citizenship: French and American. I love to take pictures and to scrapbook, I love drawing and crafts (salt-dough is my best!), hiking and gardening. I am the computer geek for our organization.

God comes to the rescue of marriage!

A first in the history of the Church: canonization of a married couple.
Blessed Louis and Zélie, parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus (of Lisieux), will be the first couple ever to be canonized together, as a married couple, this Sunday October 18th, 2015.

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"Weekly Best of" Feedback June 22nd-26th

"Weekly Best of" Feedback June 22nd-26th

"Too bad everyone isn't forced to take a class like this before they get married!" Theresa

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“Weekly Best of” Feedback May 25 – May 29, 2015

“Weekly Best of” Feedback May 25 – May 29, 2015

"Solid material, topics, and thank goodness not watered down kid-glove wearing answers."

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Friday Feedback 13

Friday Feedback 13

Carolyn and TJ: I appreciated that the course started with the story of Adam and Eve and helped me form a foundation for understanding the relationship between man, woman, and God.

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Friday Feedback 12

Friday Feedback 12

Kyle and Allison, military couple: "A good way for us to have focused and meaningful discussions..."

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How can we show millennials that their hearts are good but their methods flawed?

How can we show millennials that their hearts are good but their methods flawed?

It seems the beta concept comes from the intersection of two good instincts: the desire to marry and to avoid the divorce tragedies of their parents...

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Is Beta Marriage a Strategy for Future Relationship Success?

Is Beta Marriage a Strategy for Future Relationship Success?

How should we reply to the argument that “beta marriage” is simply a strategy for future relationship success?

Can testing a marriage out ensure its future success?

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"Beta Marriage" or testing marriage out

"Beta Marriage" or testing marriage out

Recently TIME magazine published an article titled The Beta Marriage: How Millennials Approach ‘I Do’. We were asked by Fathers For Good to discuss the downfalls of the “beta marriage” model, specifically by answering three specific questions. Let's answer the first one today:

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Friday Feedback 11

Friday Feedback 11

Dear Instructors,

Before we go in and fill out the feedback we would like to take a minute to thank you both. Not only have you helped us through this process for the Church but you have made us so much stronger as a couple.

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Friday Feedback 10

Friday Feedback 10

We have had a lot of pressure from friends who think that abstinence is silly...

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