Archive for ‘Marriage Resource Center’
Marriage is a commitment that lasts for a lifetime, “till death do us part.” Through witnessing the grief and faith of a close friend, blogger Kathleen reflects on her own marriage vows and the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage.
What is something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Make a bucket list with your spouse and talk about how you can fulfill those “someday” dreams.
In the Gospel today, we hear about the prayers of the proud Pharisee and the humble tax collector. In what ways can your prayer be more authentic and humble?
“The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family.” St. John Paul II, pray for all marriages and families!
A recent study focused on the effect the happiness of a spouse has on a person’s health. Results found that a happy spouse positively affects the physical well-being on their significant other, resulting in a happier life together and better marriage.
Make a Holy Hour (or half hour) together as a family to end the week.
In honor of Respect Life month, take part as a family in local pro-life activities: pray outside an abortion clinic, collect donations for a women’s care center, or attend a special Respect Life Mass.
Sts. John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues are the first North American martyrs, known for their zeal for spreading the Gospel. Ask for their intercession as you spread the Gospel today both at home and in the workplace.
In a world where multitasking is sometimes seen as a necessity, parents are facing a challenge in balancing work life with home life. A recent study explored how frequent parental technology use in the home can negatively affect both parents and children.
Blogger Dennis Weiss takes advantage of an annual family vacation to reflect on the beauty of creation and family life. An uncovered family time capsule brings unexpected joy as he and his family share memories and the true treasure of life, the gift of love.
Communication in your family is key. Don’t let wounds fester. Instead, calmly address hurts and ask for the grace to forgive.
Do you know your spouse’s love language? Take an online test (or read the book if you have it) and have a conversation about how you both give and receive love best.
In today’s first reading, Aaron and Hur supported Moses when he grew tired. Together, they were able to win the battle. In what ways can you support your family today?
Have you received the Sacrament of Penance lately? Go to Confession and follow it with breakfast together.
Do something small to surprise your spouse today – prepare lunch for them to take to work, greet them at home with flowers or a treat, or leave a sweet note somewhere for them to find.
End the day by saying a prayer together right before bed. Make sure to kiss your spouse and children good night.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Gal 5:22) How can you live out these fruits in your family today?
Take up a new hobby or skill together! Learning at any age can be fun and beneficial.
Have you told your spouse and children you love them yet today? Make the conscious effort to do so.
“In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:18) Reflect on the blessings in your life and have a conversation about gratitude with your spouse.
Autumn is here! Take advantage of the cooler weather to go apple-picking, visit a pumpkin patch, or enjoy a bonfire as a family.
On this feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, say a rosary (or even just a decade) together to ask for Our Lady’s intercession in your marriage.
Have a technology-free evening. Take a walk, play a game, or read a book out loud together as a family.
During his recent apostolic journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Holy Father discussed the importance of faith within the family structure and some current threats against marriage. He exhorted married couples to be courageous and gentle with one another, especially when arguments arise.
The first few months of marriage are both beautiful and difficult. Tommy talks about the sacrifices hidden in newlywed bliss and how the choices we make can help us to progress in loving the other for their own sake.