Christine Meert

Contributor and Website Manager
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 11t...h 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. More

"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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Friday Feedback 9

Friday Feedback 9

John and Melanie
What is your overall impression of this prep ?
John: I found this preparation extremely educational, first because I am not Catholic, but also because I never thought about marriage in the ways it prompted me to think about it. I think I have benefitted a lot from what I have learned about marriage being a sacrament and a covenant, it has lent a completely new lens to the way I view the bond we are pledging to each other.

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Friday Feedback 8

Friday Feedback 8

By John and Lori

We appreciated your genuine caring and desire for us to be a holy couple!

John: I appreciated the fact that the material was grounded in Scripture, and the Magisterium of the Church. I have a Master's in Theology, so I have studied 'about' marriage and the Sacraments before, but I never prepared to receive the Sacrament myself. By covering a range of material, from creation to in vitro fertilization, in a holistic organic way, you helped me to better understand and appreciate the Church's unbroken Tradition in a new way.

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Friday Feedback 7

Friday Feedback 7

By Mark and Samantha

It opened up a whole new world for us.
We've gone to church together but never

gone this in depth with each other about what we thought.

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Friday Feedback 6

By Bob and Barbara

While this is both Bob's and my first marriage and we are "senior citizens," I appreciate that the Church asks us to give thought to the Sacrament of marriage.

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