2016 May, available at: ForYourMarriage.org

Archive for May, 2016

May 31, 2016

Mary rejoiced with Elizabeth about the new lives within them. Talk with your spouse about openness to new life in your marriage.

May 30, 2016

Meet your spouse where he/she is today, but remember to challenge each other to grow in holiness.

May 29, 2016

“They all ate and were satisified” (Lk 9:1X). Today we celebrate in a special way the life-giving mystery of Christ in the Eucharist. Talk with your family about the importance of the Eucharist in your lives.

May 28, 2016

Every evening, talk about three favorite memories from your marriage. Consider making a scrapbook of these memories for your anniversary this year.

May 27, 2016

You and your spouse are one unit: make time to talk about each other’s days, both big and small events.

May 26, 2016

Look up outdoor concerts in your area. Find a free one and plan a date night!

May 25, 2016

Life is hectic and prayer rarely just “fits in” to daily schedules without effort. Be intentional and put aside time to pray with your spouse today.

May 24, 2016

Remember to kiss your spouse goodnight, regardless of the day’s events.

May 23, 2016

If your spouse does something thoughtful, reinforce your gratitude with a simple thank you or a thoughtful gesture in return.

May 22, 2016

St. Rita of Cascia Trinity Sunday Prv 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15  Jesus said to his disciples, “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth” (Jn 16:13). In married life, the couple is called to reflect the love of the Trinity in a very unique way. […]

May 21, 2016

Is your spouse looking to share or fix a problem? Communicate with each other about what the conversation is seeking to accomplish.

May 20, 2016

Take time to watch your spouse’s reactions to things you and others do. Be aware of his/her feelings and desires

How To Keep Your Marriage Close When Travel Pulls You Apart

Kathleen’s husband Troy travels for about 60% of his job. Here are six tried-and-true tips of how they keep their marriage strong even when they’re apart for much of the time.

May 19, 2016

Continue to honor Mary this month: gather your family to pray a rosary this evening for strength to witness to the Church’s teaching in your community.

May 18, 2016

Weed out your garden and weed out your bad habits. Work through these and pray about them with your spouse.

May 17, 2016

This Spring, try something old and something new: Visit your childhood playground and your spouse’s favorite candy shop!

May 16, 2016

In the midst of an argument, reach out to your spouse. Physical touch can’t fix everything, but it can alleviate tension.

May 15, 2016

“[Jesus] said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the holy Spirit’” (Jn 20:21-22). Today is the Feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came and flooded the early Church […]

May 14, 2016

Go for a morning walk with your spouse, and enjoy the quiet time together. You can even make it a date by walking to a donut shop or other tasty destination.

May 13, 2016

Intentionality applies to word choice as well. When you are talking to your spouse, make sure your tone and language reflect love. Avoid accusatory or defensive language and use unique language that lets your spouse know s/he is special.

May 12, 2016

Intentionality goes a long way. Think about your spouse when you make decisions, even if they are small ones, like when to fill up the gas tank or what channel to watch, or big ones, such as plans with friends or vacation spots.

May 11, 2016

After work today, do one of your spouse’s chores before you settle down to relax; make sure their comfort and relaxation is ranked as highly as your own.

Kids Eat Free!

Mary Jo reflects on Pope Francis’s advice to parents to make memories with their families in her own family’s experience on vacation in Toronto.

May 10, 2016

Spring and summer are great times to start new hobbies. Talk with your spouse about your interests and pick a new hobby to do together.

May 9, 2016

Negative thoughts and comments fuel themselves. Break the cycle by focusing on things you appreciate.

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