Archive for March, 2010
Giving up is easy. Staying married is hard. Love makes it possible. God is love.
From The Human Family, A Community of Peace Message of Pope Benedict XVI for World Day of Peace 2008 The first form of communion between persons is that born of the love of a man and a woman who decide… to build together a new family.
Couples don’t have to belong to the same religion to be compatible spiritually – but it helps. Knowing what your deepest beliefs are and how your spouse is similar or different, however, is the start of becoming soul-mates.
From Follow the Way of Love A family is holy not because it is perfect but because God’s grace is at work in it, helping it to set out anew everyday on the way of love.
Humor is the oil of relationships. If things are tense between you, try making a funny comment (perhaps poking fun at yourself) to lighten the situation.
From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family [The family] is a path common to all, yet one which is particular, unique and unrepeatable, just as every individual is unrepeatable.
“Praying together in the morning sounds inhuman.” If morning is not your strength, maybe your spouse could take the lead, gently wake you, and read the scripture of the day. Sometimes just showing up is a form of prayer.