The mission of the Institute for Marital Healing is to strengthen Catholic marriages and families by educating spouses, marital therapists and clergy about common causes of conflicts in marital self-giving and effective approaches to alleviating such conflicts. Through a combination of online resources, educational programs and publications, the Institute employs a time-tested approach to marital therapy that recognizes the importance of both science and faith in the process of marital healing.
We provide an empirically proven approach for resolving marital anger, the most common conflict which leads couples to seek marriage counseling. We demonstrate a sensitivity to the Catholic faith of couples and show how their faith can assist them in the strengthening of their marriages.
For couples, we offer tools to evaluate marital emotional conflicts in self-giving along with educational material designed to resolve these issues thereby strengthening marriages and families. We also provide an understanding of excessive anger, anxiety and selfishness in children and methods of these disruptive conflicts. Learn more >>
For engaged couples, we provide a comprehensive online precana program which can help in the identification of the major emotional and character weaknesses which can damage marital love and happiness. When conflicts are identified, we make recommendations to review appropriate chapters on this website which address these issues. We also present the numerous medical and psychological scientific studies which demonstrate the serious dangers to marriage and family life of cohabitation and the use of hormonal contraceptives. Learn more >>
For children, we offer evaluative measures of the common conflicts in children of excessive anger, selfishness, anxiety and mistrust and ADHD and describe effective approaches in the addressing these issues. Learn more >>
For counselors, we provide information, training and supervision that will allow these professionals to meet the needs of Catholic couples with greater efficacy and confidence. We hope to spread an awareness of the proven principles and practices that assist in the healing and strengthening of marriages and families. Learn more >>
For educators, we provide conferences to school administrators and teachers on the serious problem of understanding and addressing excessive anger in the classroom. Our article from the American School Board Journal, Learing to Forgive, is noted to be helpful with this most important issue in our schools. Also, we offer conferences to students on strategies for coping with their anger and to parents' groups on addressing effectively anger in their children. Learn more >>