Marriage Support Hub

You and your spouse are on a journey.

Marriage is a long, windy, beautiful road.

It may be bumpy at the start and you may run into unexpected detours. Sometimes, you hit a pothole or two.

It’s okay to ask for directions or look at a map if you get lost.

 

You’re on this road trip together. Trust and love are built in the small moments and often a result of the toughest stretches of road. 

To help you navigate, we have compiled a recommended collection of resources to help with the many possible challenges of your journey. From parenting, finances, communication and anxiety, to the more difficult issues of infidelity, separation or addiction.  

 

We care about you and your marriage journey!  Please reach out.

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Renew the 'I do'  In-House Resources

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"Soul Therapy" 
with Father Jason

Fr. Jason Charron, our Spiritual Advisor, has helped numerous couples thoughtfully navigate the rough patches of marriage.  He is a married, Catholic priest from the Byzantine rite, willing to help. Father Jason is available to meet on Fridays from 11AM to 3PM and some evenings. Please contact him to set up a private consult.

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"4-Step Refresh"
with Dolores Shipe

Dolores Shipe, our Director of Married Life has been working with couples for 20 years and has developed four steps to help you and your spouse refresh, reset and reconnect. Many difficult life transitions took a toll on marriages this past year. So come together with a little guidance and reconnect with one another.  

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Renew the 'I do' Mentoring 

Looking for some guidance from another couple with expertise in a specific area such as parenting, finances, conflict resolution, organic sex and more? Browse our list of RTID couples who can meet with you and your spouse to share experiences and offer guidance.  They are here to help!

 

Recommended Local Counseling and Support Services

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Carla J. Sandy, MPA, LCSW  

Carla has been a resource for Renew the ‘I do’ couples for over five years. She helps those who suffer with emotional, relational, or spiritual pain.  She offers compassionate care that helps couples heal and gives them hope. 

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Tom Hathaway
with North Hills Counseling 

Tom is a Catholic Psychologist and counselor.  He knows each client is unique in what they bring to counseling and he tailors the sessions to each person's needs and strengths.

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Ellen Brough, MA, NCC

Ellen is a Catholic therapist at Abundant Freedom Counseling, a private practice in Monroeville, PA.  She offers in-person as well as virtual therapy. Ellen treats anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, transitions, trauma, and grief, all with your spirit in mind.

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Susan Petnuch
at Pittsburgh Doula Network

New and pregnant moms need love and support.  Susan has been a Doula working with women in many capacities for two decades. The network of experienced doulas are knowledgeable in newborn care, postpartum recovery, breast and bottle feeding, family support, and most importantly – Mothercare.  

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Lawrence Badaczewski, LSW

Larry has helped several of our couples navigate their journey and has also spoken at local parishes on managing conflict and communication. Set up an appointment with Larry in his Cranberry Twp office on 215 Executive Drive (724) 776-5690

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Catie Clar
at Sleep Wise Consulting

When you work with Catie at Sleep Wise Consulting, you benefit from an entire team of experienced, well educated women who want to see your child -and you– succeed and sleep well.

 

Suggested External Programs and Resources

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Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples 

This is a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.

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CatholicPsych Institute 

Their mission is to provide services and resources based on the integration of faithful Catholic anthropology with sound psychological science to help people become who God created them to be.

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The Human Condition

This organization strives to cultivate hope, healing and conversation through the integration of faith and mental health. The Human Condition strives to rewrite the false narrative that spirituality and psychology are mutually exclusive. 

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Institute for Marital Healing 

The mission of the Institute for Marital Healing is growth in spousal self-knowledge and in the good habits that can strengthen Catholic marriages.

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Surving Divorce 

There's no such thing as "Catholic divorce" but the bad news is Catholics do civilly divorce. We're here to help, and to encourage healing through the Sacraments where you'll personally encounter Christ—with all His love and tender mercies. And that's the REALLY good news.

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After Abortion Care

BREATHE'S healing groups and 1 to 1 mentoring sessions are a safe place to speak about your past.  If abortion is part of your story, we understand and can help. 

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Catholic Counselors 

Whether you want to create a more intimate and godly marriage, celebrate a more faithful and fulfilling family life, or discover the path to a more grace-filled personal life, the Catholic Counselors at Pastoral Solutions Institute can help strengthen and support you on your spiritual and emotional journey!

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Beginning Experience

Their purpose is to facilitate the grief resolution process for separated, divorced, and widowed persons, and children of these losses, thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God. 

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Recovering from Pornography Addiction

Porn addiction is a behavioral disorder where a person is emotionally dependent on pornography.  The disease is debilitating and interferes with a person’s relationships, responsibilities, and ability to function.

 
 

Recommended Books and Articles

Have a Question/Need Additional Support?

If you have any questions about the above resources or need more help getting a resource please email us at info@renewtheido.org or complete the form below. 

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