Consultation on Sustaining and Enriching Marriages

As part of the National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage, in January 2007,  seven experts met with the USCCB Committee on Marriage and Family Life to discuss the current approaches to ministry aimed at sustaining and enriching marriages. The consultation was organized around five “models” of ministry that currently operate in parishes and dioceses. The models represent different assumptions, methods, audiences, and goals. All of them have a distinct place and contribution.

The five models:

  1. The Marriage Conference model
  2. The Encounter model
  3. The Skills-Based model
  4. The Parish model
  5. The Hispanic Ministry model

The presentations: