Spring Wedding Guide

Mobile-Responsive Marriage Site Reaches Couples On the Go

A Vietnamese bride pushes her groom during a photo shoot for their wedding near Hoi An in this 2016 file photo. Husbands and wives need support at every stage of their journey together, and that’s the aim of the USCCB’s new website, ForYourMarriage.org. (Photo: Catholic News Service/Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Earlier this year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a new mobile-responsive website, ForYourMarriage.org.

“I hope this new platform will reach many more people with the message of God’s plan for marriage and be a source of support to husbands and wives at every stage of their vocational journey,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

Originally launched in 2007, ForYourMarriage.org is a USCCB initiative that began as the communications component of the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage. It continues to play a key role in advancing the USCCB’s priority on marriage and family, according to a news release about the website launch.

Updated Content, Graphics

With a grant from the Catholic Communications Campaign, the new website includes updated content, graphics, and a new section dedicated to marriage and family ministry leaders. The site was developed in collaboration with Crosby Communications and Marketing.

ForYourMarriage.org “offers numerous resources on the meaning and beauty of marriage in God’s plan and provides support to couples at every stage of their journey,” said the USCCB.

Support at Every Stage

It includes sections on dating, marriage preparation, mixed marriages, parenting and family, natural family planning and the stages of marriage. A marriage resource section offers daily marriage tips; marriage help and support links; and solutions to common challenges.

The site addresses questions specific to planning a Catholic wedding as well as related church documents and teachings are available on the website.

In addition, the website features couples who write about their real-life experiences as engaged couples, newlyweds or seasoned couples with weekly blog posts.

There are book reviews; reports on current events and research related to marriage and recent teachings about marriage and family life from Pope Francis. Couples can also sign up for a monthly e-newsletter.

Other websites hosted by the USCCB dedicated to promoting the sacrament of marriage include PorTuMatrimonio.org, and MarriageUniqueForAReason.org.