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The Prayer Book

This prayer book by the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference can be used by those preparing for marriage and in married life, by family member and families, for personal prayer and prayer…

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Reflection and Prayer - the ACCORD St Brigid’s Marriage Prayer Cross

In Ireland we recall the tradition of the parents of the new bride and groom presenting them with a Saint Brigid’s Cross on the day of the Celebration of their Marriage – from family of origin to the newly married couple –…

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Impact of Retirement on Marriages and Relationships

The majority of couples and individuals look forward to retirement. They may envisage a time of relaxation, the opportunity to pursue interests and hobbies, to travel, and to have the choice to decide what they will and won’t…

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Arguments

Is it ok to have Arguments ?It is quite normal for couples to have arguments. Couples have different views on many issues in the course of their lives together. Couples and individuals coming to ACCORD rate communication…

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What Makes a Good Marriage / Relationship

Sometimes individuals and couples can feel dissatisfied, unhappy and unfulfilled in their marriages/ relationships and be unsure as to what exactly is wrongThere are many  factors that contribute to a satisfying…

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Client Information

Client InformationMarriage and Relationship Counselling : Caring for Christian MarriageACCORD, Catholic Marriage Care Service, has been delivering a professional counselling service in Ireland for over 50 years. There are…

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Keeping your relationship strong when a child is sick or has special needs

What emotions are experienced when a couple is faced with a diagnosis of a chronically sick child or a child has special needs?This is one of the hardest things a couple can face in their life together.  Childhood illness…

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Preparing for Marriage – What kind of Marriage do we want?

When we are fortunate enough to experience the pleasurable reality of meeting somebody special and falling in love, fundamental change takes place within us. We experience hormonal, emotional, cognitive, sensual, psychological,…

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Preparing for Marriage – How well do I know my partner and myself?

Making the joint decision to marry is one of the most crucially important decisions we will ever make in our lives. Within the glittering romantic phase of our relationship we have been inseparably united on most issues. But as we…

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Preparing for Marriage – Defining what we want from Marriage and one another

As we prepare for that most wonderful day of our lives we can expect to be sidetracked by the imminent logistical, financial, secular and practical considerations of wedding preparations. Within that heated cauldron of…

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