STEVE SKOJEK writes for OnePeterFive — This morning I had to make a long round trip drive out of town, and I wanted to listen to something edifying to pass the time. What I ultimately decided on was the audio-only podcast edition of Episode 38 of Rules for Retrogrades: “Divorce – the Ultimate Attack on the Family with Leila Miller.”

For those unfamiliar with Leila, she is the mother of 8 children, a Catholic blogger, and the author of four books, including Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak.

(The book is also available for free in PDF format right here.)

This was a powerhouse episode touching on the tremendous damage divorce does to spouses and children and how so many Catholics – including members of the clergy – are looking at it the wrong way. I’m not even going to attempt to summarize it, because I think this is one everyone should watch or listen to for themselves:


In a followup on Twitter, Leila also recommended this video by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the topic of marriage problems. I’ve not finished listening to it yet myself, but I include it here for your consideration:


I strongly recommend anyone who is struggling in their marriage, knows someone else who is, or is merely concerned about the state of marriage in the Church check out these resources.