2010 March, available at: ForYourMarriage.org

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Marriage has two fundamental ends

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Marriage has two fundamental ends… towards which it is oriented, namely, the good of the spouses as well as the procreation of children.

March 31, 2010

The first quarter is over. If you’re in a successful business you probably have long and short term goals. Ultimately we all share the same long term goal – to be happy. Discuss one goal that will make your marriage happier this year.

March 30, 2010

The Golden Rule says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But consider this Marriage Rule, “Do unto your beloved whatever your spouse would have you do.”

In and through prayer

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family In and through prayer, [we] come to discover in a very simple and yet profound way [our] own unique subjectivity.

The two of them become one body

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.  Genesis 2:24

March 29, 2010

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15: 13) During this Holy Week remember the sacrifice that true love demands.

March 28, 2010

(Palm Sunday): Marriage can be like Holy Week. One day it’s Palm Sunday and everyone is singing your praises. But the one closest to you can betray you. Faith reminds us of forgiveness and sacrificial love, and that resurrection is possible.

The family is the privileged setting

From Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Fifth World Meeting of Families The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love.

Love includes the human body

From On the Family Love includes the human body, and the body is made a sharer in spiritual love.

March 27, 2010

It’s no sin to have fun. Sometimes, however, hobbies and sports can rob us of couple time or down time to really relax. Are your leisure activities supporting your marriage or stressing it?


I am 29 weeks pregnant and I am definitely doing what a lot of people would call “nesting.”  I don’t know whether it’s “instinct” exactly; but just like anyone wants to straighten their home before visitors arrive, I want to be ready for a guest that’s going to be arriving late this spring, taking up […]

Unique partnership of life and love

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan It is precisely the difference between man and woman that makes possible… the unique partnership of life and love that is marriage.

March 26, 2010

What’s the difference between nagging and a constructive criticism? Repetition. Unless your spouse is hard of hearing, trust that saying your criticism once (or at most twice) is enough.

Those who try to blend two sets of children into one family

From Follow the Way of Love Those who try to blend two sets of children into one family face a special challenge …. They offer us a practical example of peacemaking.

March 25, 2010

With the beginning of Spring our earth renews itself. Learn something new about your spouse today – no matter how long you’ve been married.

Grace is present

From Follow the Way of Love Wherever a family exists and love still moves… grace is present… not even divorce or death can place limits on God’s gracious love.

March 24, 2010

Our bodies change over the years. Maybe you awoke with aches and pains; maybe it’s your heart that aches or your mind that worries. Trust that your love does not depend upon a perfect body or mind.

March 23, 2010

Who is the better rememberer in your family? If it’s you, don’t rub it in. If it’s your spouse, express your appreciation for saving you time and embarrassment.

Spouses are called to exist for each other

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Marriage… is a unique communion of persons. In their intimate union as male and female, the spouses are called to exist for each other.

March 22, 2010

It’s nice to get a gift on your birthday or Christmas. An unexpected gift, however, is even more appreciated since it isn’t an obligation. Surprise your honey with a gift sometime soon.

A mystery of personal loving communion

From On the Family God is love and in himself he lives a mystery of personal loving communion.

In family life we experience fundamental elements of peace

From The Human Family, A Community of Peace Message of Pope Benedict XVI for World Day of Peace 2008 In a healthy family life we experience some of the fundamental elements of peace: justice and love between brothers and sisters.

March 21, 2010

“My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that’s what she said.” Who is the better listener? Be gentle with each other. Be grateful that you have ears and at least some ability to hear.

Love promises infinity

From God Is Love Love promises infinity, eternity– a reality far greater and totally other than our everyday existence.

March 20, 2010

Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. (Chinese proverb) Who does more talking in your relationship? Do you have any secret signals that alert each other to a decision or preference when in a group of people?

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