Archive for ‘Marriage Resource Center’
Eager to explore a new place? Find a local zoo or aquarium in your area and schedule an afternoon to go with your spouse.
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!
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.
All relationships are unique; avoid comparing your marriage to other marriages, and remember to appreciate your spouse for who he/she is.
Summer is the prime season for berry picking. Plan to visit a farm with family members and make it a day trip!
Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism.
In moments when your spouse may feel discouraged, offer him/her words of affirmation.
“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.
Looking for an inexpensive date night at home? Google “fun and random date night questions” to ask your spouse!
God is the author of love. Pray for strength and guidance to love your spouse more, today and every day.
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.
The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.
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!
Make time today to tell your spouse what you love about him/her. Be specific!
Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!
“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.
After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.
Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!
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.
Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.
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.
Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.
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.
Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.
“You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself (Lk 10:25-37). Jesus reminds us today that by loving others we love God. Let us remember to be compassionate towards others, especially family members, by seeing to meet their needs.