2016 August, available at: ForYourMarriage.org

Archive for August, 2016

August 31, 2016

Time spent with your spouse is precious! Try to be truly present to him/her by detaching from social media and other technologies as much as possible.

August 30, 2016

Does your spouse have a favorite food or dessert? Make it for him/her this week. Why? Simply because you want to show your love.

August 29, 2016

True love between spouses, which images Christ’s love for the Church, inspires husbands and wives to continually seek each other out for advice, affection, and affirmation. Encourage your spouse today and remind him/her that you are there no matter what!

August 28, 2016

“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind” (Lk 14:1, 7-14). Jesus reminds us that we ought to reach out to all people within our local communities. Consider inviting a new person to your dinner table this week.

August 27, 2016

St. Monica never ceased praying for the conversion of her son, St. Augustine. May all mothers mirror St. Monica and continue to courageously pray for their children, no matter what.

August 26, 2016

Enjoy dancing? Look up instructional videos on YouTube or consider taking lessons with your spouse. Plus, it’s great exercise!

August 25, 2016

Are you and your spouse struggling to pray together? Check out the For Your Marriage article “How to Pray with your spouse: 4 simple steps” for tips: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/how-to-pray-with-your-spouse-four-simple-steps/

August 24, 2016

Instead of becoming quickly offended by your spouse’s words, ask for clarity first.

August 23, 2016

What is your favorite board or card game? Collaborate with your spouse and plan a game night at home!

Take 15 Minutes Each Day For Your Spouse

Investing time in your marriage leads to a happier marriage. Kathleen gives some advice on how to make it happen.

August 22, 2016

Today is the feast day of the Queenship of Mary! Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, intercede on behalf of us and our families.

August 21, 2016

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate” (Lk 13:22-30). Jesus reminds us today that His way is not the easy way. Let us pray that we have the courage to trust and follow the Lord always.

August 20, 2016

Even though family life can be stressful sometimes, remember to laugh and be joyful nonetheless.

August 19, 2016

Self-care is a must in order to properly care for others. Consider getting a massage or going for a jog today; encourage your spouse to do the same!

August 18, 2016

Do you remember where you and your spouse went on your first date? Revisit the location or re-create the scene.

Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition, What’s New?

Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition, What’s New?

Starting September 8, a revised translation of the marriage rite can be used in the United States. There are two new adaptations and some other minor updates. It’s a chance to re-appreciate the beauty of Catholic marriage!

August 17, 2016

If an issue arises in your marriage, communicate directly with your spouse. Talking with others about the problem will not solve it. Keep personal issues between you and your spouse.

August 16, 2016

Do not be afraid when loving another becomes challenging, for “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene.

August 15, 2016

If something is weighing on you, go to your spouse for emotional and physical support. Remember that he/she is there for you!

August 14, 2016

“In this world you will have trouble; but take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). It can be discouraging for families to remain hopeful amidst daily violent occurrences. However, Jesus’ words in the Gospel today bring us hope.

August 13, 2016

God reveals Himself to us in mysterious ways. What are some of the ways that God has revealed Himself to you and your family members in the last year? Contemplate and make note of these.

Spiritual Help for Grieving Parents

Spiritual Help for Grieving Parents

Losing a child is an incredibly painful experience for parents, no matter the circumstances or the child’s age. The author, who knows this loss, tells his family’s story and offers a way forward to grieving parents.

Reality vs. “Infertility”

A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.

A Childlike Wonderment of God

Blogger Dennis recalls the times when he read stories to and with his children. Read more for Dennis’s touching thoughts on the innocence of a child’s imagination and their openness to a deep relationship with God.

August 12, 2016

Looking for a fun family night at home? Find old home videos and reminisce with family members. Don’t forget to watch wedding videos too!

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