Difficult times can happen in a marriage.

These tough times are precisely when we need God’s grace and the assistance of other people who have been trained to help marriages heal. For the love of you spouse, isn’t it worth it to pray and seek out professional counseling for your marriage? Therefore, before considering divorce as an option, seek help. Your pastor and parish staff can guide you. Trust that the Lord will help you to protect the Sacrament of Marriage you entered into on your wedding day.

Where can we go for help?

For Hurting Couples:

Retrouvaille is a weekend combined with 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. Emphasis is on communication skills. No group discussion on weekend. For more information, call (800) 470-2230 or visit their website at info@tcr-mn.org. Find a flyer to post in your parish here.

Dealing with Pornography:

ReClaim is an anonymous online recovery program for pornography addiction and other unhealthy sexual behaviors. It is rooted in Catholic teaching and combines the brain science of change with our faith.

Integrity Restored provides education, training, encouragement, and resources to break free from pornography and heal relationships.

Covenant Eyes believes that what people do online impacts their lives offline. Their goal is to equip people with tools that provide protection and encourage accountability and trust in the fight against Internet temptation.

Dealing with Alcohol or Drugs:

There are 35 AA meetings in the St. Cloud area. There are alcohol and drug treatment centers near St. Cloud. Visit their website for more information.

Dealing with Domestic Violence:

Anna Marie’s Alliance is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter, support and referral services for battered women and their children. Visit their website for more information or call (320) 253-6900 or (800) 950-2203.