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  • It Took 7 Years To Find Him, But He Was Worth the Wait

    On and off for seven years, Allison, 31, had been a member of CatholicMatch. Because of some great jobs like being a missionary to homeless pregnant women and later working for a prominent Catholic college, she had moved often and had lived overseas. Not putting down any roots made...

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  • Jane Austen on Love (and Life)

    I have written about Jane Austen here before, but I love her writing and the lessons of her novels so much that there is always more to write about. Jane is never preachy, but her characters show or don’t show Christian values. It’s obvious who is leading a good...

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  • Asking Your Ex For Reconciliation: Humiliation or Humility?

    You are a fool! That is what I said to myself as I sat in my car in the parking lot of the local Denny’s restaurant where I was about to make the gutsiest move of my life—I was going to ask my ex-spouse to consider reconciliation instead of...

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  • An Engagement Built On God, Country & Star Trek

    Alex and Emerald can look forward to a lifetime of laughs together. They take seriously the things that need to be taken seriously and also know how to step back and smile. It’s how a couple deeply devoted to God, family and the United States could connect based on…

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  • Adults Want and Need to Talk About Sex (and saving sex!)

    The CatholicMatch Institute is joined by a new contributor! Arleen Spenceley is a Catholic blogger, staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, and author of an upcoming book about chastity. The CatholicMatch Institute spoke to her about her upcoming book, Chastity is For Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin, practical dating and...

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  • Atlanta Eucharistic Congress: Go and Make Disciples

    The Archdiocese of Atlanta is hosting the 2014 Eucharistic Congress from June 20-21. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory choose the theme for the congress, “Go and Make Disciples.” The CatholicMatch Institute spoke with Deacon Dennis J. Dorner Sr. who serves as the Chancellor, Director of Permanent Diaconate, and Chairman of Eucharistic Congress Steering...

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  • The Dating Strikeout

    One of the most well-meaning sentiments might also seem to be of the most patronizing: “Just hang in there.” When you’re a man and you’ve struck out several times in a row in the dating world, “just hang in there” can either be a comfort or an irritant, depending...

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  • Batman Comic Strip Proposal

    Brian and Sasha each walked a common path in their dating lives prior to meeting each other, and unfortunately it was a path marked with pain and suffering. In the end though, their story proved to be yet another witness of God’s grace and mercy triumphing over that, as...

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  • I Chose Not to Try Out Marriage And Here’s Why

      CatholicMatch Institute contributor, Jessica Zimanske has had some tough questions to face when explaining why she and her fiancé, George, weren’t living together before their wedding day. Jessica said that, “even prior to our engagement, well-meaning friends and co-workers questioned why George and I were not ‘taking our relationship to...

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  • The Day I Buried My Wedding Ring

    I trudged up the steep dirt trail, my legs burning from the effort. It was the first week of autumn and a mild breeze blew occasionally across the path, drying my sweat. Garcia Trail is a jagged course of switchbacks that ascends a mile skyward to a point overlooking my small...

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