We are Excited to announce a 2 Year Marriage Initiative with the Archdiocese of Atlanta

About Us

“The future of the Church is being built in the hearts & homes of today’s marriages & families. We believe we all must do EVERYTHING we can to support them!”
— Lorrie and Don Gramer

What if we intensify our efforts, healing hearts, renewing marriages, challenging singles, strengthening families and evangelizing parishes, all under the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas? 

Our Services

One of the most important values of MarriageBuilding/Construyendo Matrimonios USA is our mission to the Church and renewal with, in and through the sacramental covenant of marriage.

Leadership Ministry

Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations. What if we brought it a little closer to home.

Marriage Building Parish

Whether on a Diocesan level working with many parishes at one time, or one parish at a time.


MarriageBuildingUSA offers help and support to distressed marriages of all ages and stages.


MBusa no es un lugar para especta dores, sino para involucrarse

We now have “Family Time” Cards for the Parishes to give out during Advent.  These beautiful, heavy duty cards have a fun and engaging activity for each week of Advent. Help the Domestic Churches of your parish live the scripture…“As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

Meet Lorrie and Don

Lorrie & Don Gramer consider themselves champions in the Marriage-Building efforts underway in Catholic dioceses across the United States. Responding to the US Bishops Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) in early 2013, the Gramers took their 35 years of parish, diocesan and national leadership in marriage, youth, young adult and family ministry, and founded MarriageBuilding/ConstruyendoMatrimonios USA to help intensify the Marriage-Building efforts in the Church.

Meet Ricardo and Lucia

Dr. Ricardo Luzondo y Lucía Báez Luzondo, JD. MAPT (cand) son cofundadores y directores de pastoral Hispania para Marriage Building USA / Construyendo Matrimonios USA, Inc. También son cofundadores del ministerio Renovación Familiar (Family Renewal Minstries, Inc.), un ministerio dedicado a servir a matrimonios y familias en los Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. Ricardo y Lucia han trabajado extensamente como directores en varias arquidiócesis de Estados Unidos en las áreas de laicado, matrimonio, vida familiar, pastoral hispana y vida parroquial. Ellos han producido y presentado cientos de retiros, talleres, conferencias, congresos, programas y cursos en español. También son escritores para varias publicadoras católicas.

A Dynamic, Innovative And Effective Way To Create
On-going Relational And Spiritual Support For:

  • Dating Individuals & Couples
  • Engaged and Newly Married Couples
  • Early Married Couples
  • Convalidating & Remarriage Couples
  • Struggling Couples
  • Military Couples
  • Widows and Widowers
  • Parish MarriageBuilding Ministry Teams

MarriageBuilding News

A Note From Archbishop Kurtz…

Marriage Building, grounded in solid Church Teaching, is Needed more than Ever. I am Grateful for Marriage Building USA and their effort to reach out and Pastorally support Married Couples as they Faithfully serve God and, through the Grace of Christ, foster a Faith- filled ‘Domestic Church.

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Archdiocese of Louisville, KY, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Past Chair, Bishops Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Advisory Council for MarriageBuilding USA


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