2016 July, available at: ForYourMarriage.org

Archive for July, 2016

July 31, 2016

“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions” (Lk 12:13-21). Let us remember today to be rich in love for God.

July 30, 2016

Eager to explore a new place? Find a local zoo or aquarium in your area and schedule an afternoon to go with your spouse.

July 29, 2016

Drop by a local yard and/or estate sale this summer with your spouse and purchase clothes, furniture, kids’ toys, etc. without breaking the bank!

Tasting Death

Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.

July 28, 2016

All relationships are unique; avoid comparing your marriage to other marriages, and remember to appreciate your spouse for who he/she is.

July 27, 2016

Summer is the prime season for berry picking. Plan to visit a farm with family members and make it a day trip!

July 26, 2016

Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism.

July 25, 2016

In moments when your spouse may feel discouraged, offer him/her words of affirmation.

July 24, 2016

“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Lk 11:1-13). Don’t be afraid to ask God for any and all special intentions.

July 23, 2016

Looking for an inexpensive date night at home? Google “fun and random date night questions” to ask your spouse!

July 22, 2016

God is the author of love. Pray for strength and guidance to love your spouse more, today and every day.

Mercy in Marriage

In her most recent post, blogger Kathleen reflects on the unconditional love and mercy that God has for us. Read more to learn how marital love resembles Christ’s love for the world.

July 21, 2016

The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.

July 20, 2016

Adventurous dates are unpredictable; they provide the opportunity for couples to trust each other more, to embrace the uncertainty of their adventure, and to bond overall. Plan an adventurous date with your spouse!

July 19, 2016

Make time today to tell your spouse what you love about him/her. Be specific!

July 18, 2016

Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!

July 17, 2016

“Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing” (Lk 10:38-42). Put aside daily distractions today and make time to listen to Jesus.

July 16, 2016

After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.

July 15, 2016

Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!

Does religious devotion (or lack thereof) affect marriages and families?

Jenet Erickson recently published an article in Deseret News that evaluates the effects of religious devotion on society as a whole. The research indicates that strong religious participation positively impacts marriages and families.

July 14, 2016

Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.

July 13, 2016

Being at peace with the past is crucial for living in the present. This summer, clear out material items infused with memories that may be unhealthy for your marriage.

Busyness…The Thief of our Joy

Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.

July 12, 2016

Do you have an incomplete ‘to-do’ list from earlier in the year? Brainstorm a new list for the remaining summer months with your spouse.

July 11, 2016

Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.

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