For Your Marriage Web Site Launches New Design and Content

April 22, 2010

WASHINGTON DC (MetroCatholic) - The popular For Your Marriage Web site (http://www.foryourmarriage.org/) has launched a redesigned look that includes additional content and several new features.  The Web site is a major activity under the U.S. Bishops’ priority goal to Strengthen Marriage.
           
The Web site, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offers practical information and resources to engaged and married couples. Originally launched in 2007, it has attracted over 850,000 visitors to date.
           
“People are delighted with the depth and diversity of content on the site,” said Sheila Garcia, associate director of the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. “We think the eye-catching graphics and improved navigation make the site even more attractive.”
           
The redesigned site features a news magazine format, updated graphics and easier navigation. It retains such popular features as About Catholic Marriage, Daily Marriage Tips, Must-Have Conversations, and Marriage Quizzes. It also provides a link so that people can find Catholic marriage information locally.
           
New features include:

  • Daily inspirational quotes about marriage drawn from Church documents
  • A blog by Portland, Oregon, couple Josh and Stacey Noem. The Noems, who are campus ministers at the University of Portland, discuss balancing home and work and handing on the Catholic faith to their three small children. The widely-read “Sarah’s Blog” will continue as Sarah and her husband prepare for the birth of their first child.
  • The Marital Virtue of the Month reflects on a particular virtue that is necessary for a holy and happy marriage.

Dioceses, parishes and groups are encouraged to link to For Your Marriage from their own Web sites. Electronic ads and widgets can be downloaded at no charge. They are available in the Media Toolkit section on the page’s footer.

Earlier this year, the bishops also launched Por Tu Matrimonio (http://www.portumatrimonio.org/) to encourage Spanish-speaking couples to live their marriage more fully. The Web site offers information, resources, videos and testimonials in Spanish.

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