Marriages in Distress Resources

On their wedding day, the bride and groom promise to be faithful to each other “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” Sooner or later, all couples face the “worse” or “poorer” or “sickness” in their marriage. At these times of difficulty, married couples benefit tremendously from the support of their Church family, friends, and relatives.


  • This program is for couples with marital problems that want marriage help. Those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced are encouraged to consider the Retrouvaille Program. There is always hope of reviving your relationship.

The Alexander House

  • Resources and courses to assist in building and strengthening your marriage. All courses are free.

Third Option

  • Skills-based program for couples to overcome obstacles in order to build strong and healthy marriages. Couples and parishes can order a physical copy of the DVD program, stream to their device, or start a group in their parish.

Pastoral Solutions Institute 

  • Quizzes, Book excerpts, audio-recordings, and telephone counseling services to help strengthen your relationships, marriage, and family.

Marriage Healing 

  • Resources to assist couples, counselors, and clergy to understand causes of conflict and how to resolve it.