During my year studying Interpersonal Communications, I was introduced to the work of one of the top researchers in marriage and relationship health, Dr. John M. Gottman. Through out my post college… Read More
Paul had just started coming back to regular Mass attendance when he heard of CatholicMatch. The 52-year-old post office manager in New York City had been sort of on-again, off-again as a churchgoer. Then tragedy struck. His wife died of cancer.
“Sometimes I would be very active, checking in every day,” the then-28-year-old recalled. “Other times I would let it sit for months. I did meet a few nice guys on here, but we just didn’t click. But I never gave up hope that I would meet ‘The One’ someday.”
Think online dating is only for “losers? Think again. Many Catholics—young and old alike—are turning to online dating to find their spouses. Marge Fenelon, a Catholic speaker and author of Imitating Mary: Ten… Read More
“When I arrived home, Matthew and I continued our long-distance relationship via phone and enjoyed praying the rosary with each other… (but) there was one night where we thanked each other for the time we had put into our relationship, cried our eyes out while praying and saying our goodbyes.” It seemed as though that was there things would end—on a gracious, yet sad note.
Over the course of the next three months she put together a list of traits that any future partner of hers would have to have. The list would end up with nine, and she gave it to God. “Here’s my heart,” she said to the Lord in prayer. “I’m going to wait and see.
Cara was departing from her first date with Patrick feeling reasonably sure that he wasn’t the one. She hadn’t ruled out seeing him again. But she was also in communication with someone else on CatholicMatch and was a little taken aback by Patrick’s forthright approach.
Christa Lopiccolo, the director of the Department of Life Issues in Washington D.C., is one of the guest speakers at the National Catholic Singles Conference in San Diego. Christa shared with… Read More
The CatholicMatch Institute recently hosted a Catholic Retreat for singles at the Malvern Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. CatholicMatch Institute contributor, Bryan Mercier and Father Stephen DeLacy, vocations director in… Read More
After much prayer—specifically a novena to St. Anthony and to St. Joseph—Lucy decided Daniel was worth responding to, so she upgraded to full membership and replied. Their communication got off to a good start, but it still took a few months to actually get together—a literal disaster intervened.
CatholicMatch members have an opportunity to fill out a match portrait to help them find other members they wouldn’t normally meet. Based on responses and match filters, compatible members will appear… Read More
Mike & Suzie both thought they had found “the one.” At different times, in relationships, prior to joining CatholicMatch, they were convinced they were with the person they would spend the rest of their life with. But it didn’t work out.
“As cliché as it sounds…that really deflated us,” Mike said. “However, as we all know, God’s plan is far different than ours.”
“I never wanted a long-distance relationship,” Angela admitted. “In my CatholicMatch searches, I never searched more than 200 miles…I am so thankful that Gene chose to message me and I chose to respond. I share our story because it was someone else’s story that helped encourage me to join CatholicMatch…I hope that maybe ours will be an inspiration and encouragement to others who are frustrated with dating.”