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Welcome to the website of the Interchurch Families International Network.

(Feature article can be found below.)
People come to this site to learn more about marriages across denominational lines, be it because they live, or have a family member or friend in, such a marriage; or to know what the churches are learning and saying about such marriages. More and more, people are coming here to discover the riches and joy to be found in sharing in each other's church traditions, and worshipping as much as possible together in each other's churches.

We who live such marriages are today gathering in groups and Associations in various countries. We lend support to each other, share information, and discuss how to live the often painful and confusing situations arising out of the divisions in the churches.  We seek  to grow in Christian unity, and become for our churches an ever-greater gift of healing of the scandal of disunity.

This site provides rich resources for this journey. Of these, the Journal, produced over a period of more than 10 years, and reflecting the experiences of interchurch families and the theology which undergirds their journey, must be counted among the most valuable.

The Interchurch Families International Discussion Group enables us to share joys and sorrows, to discuss ways of dealing with immediate issues which arise as a consequence of living our marital unity within churches which are divided.  Feel free to join.

Enjoy and, if you have comments or questions, please contact me, Ray Temmerman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Vatican has published the Code of Canon Law and the 1993 Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms of Ecumenism.  These have universal effect, applicable everywhere.

The statements of various dioceses throughout the world, on the other hand, have effect strictly within their own jurisdictions.  

The growing body of such guidelines and directories are placed here as a service to the wider Church, not as an indicator of what people of other dioceses can expect in their own diocese, but to show what is happening elsewhere, and what could and might be considered by any local bishop in drawing up guidelines for his own diocese.

If your diocese has produced such a set of guidelines, sometimes known as a Directory, I would appreciate if you could let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..