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October 19, 2017

Marriage enrichment programs aren’t just for marriages in trouble! Research shows that couples attending marriage enrichment programs report more marital happiness. Look for a retreat or program in your diocese to attend with your spouse.


October 18, 2017

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


October 17, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Find a task or chore that is your spouse’s least favorite thing to do (taking out the trash, doing the dishes) and do it for them as often as you can.


October 16, 2017

“The spirit of wisdom came to me.” (Wisdom 7:7) What’s the wisest thing your beloved has ever said or done (besides marrying you)? Tell him or her.


October 15, 2017

“Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find” (Mt 22:9). Consider helping other couples as they prepare for the sacrament of marriage or as they seek to live out this sacrament. Help out with your parish marriage preparation or enrichment programs. Bringing others to Christ will help to […]


October 14, 2017

An old proverb says, “The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Don’t get so busy caring for your child that you forget the love that brought that child into being.


October 13, 2017

Do you have any divorced friends? Many of us do. Go out of your way to show them love today by giving them a phone call, sending a note, or inviting them over for dinner.


October 12, 2017

The empty nest can be quite a transition, but it can also be an opportunity to discover new adventures with your spouse. Let this time inspire new hobbies, interests, and shared activities.


We Are All Called to be Witnesses of God’s Love

What do the consecrated life and marriage have in common? After attending the professions of two Dominican sisters, Dennis finds some similarities in the vows of a religious and the marriage vows between a man and a woman.


October 11, 2017

Respecting human life means investing in children and nurturing their lives from conception until adulthood. Do you and your spouse support your friends’ children as well as your own children?


October 10, 2017

In the book of Genesis, we read that “God made them male and female.” How do you and your spouse complement each other as man and woman?


October 9, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Always treat each other with respect, whether it’s in front of the children, in public or just the two of you. Avoid blatant insults or passive-aggressive comments.


October 7, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you’re in a healthy marriage, give thanks. If you suspect someone is being abused, provide them with the National Domestic Violence Hotline number (1-800-799-SAFE).


October 6, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) My husband and I set an alarm on our phones for the same time each day. When the alarm goes off, it reminds us to stop and pray for our marriage.


Scheduling Times for Prayer on our Wedding Day

When the wedding day finally comes, it may seem like there are a million things to do before the vows. But the most important thing, before hair appointments and centerpieces, is to pray! Newlywed Brooke writes about the importance of carving out time for prayer on her wedding day and the fruit that it brought.


October 5, 2017

Are you and your spouse compatible spenders/savers? You don’t have to have the same “money personality,” but be sure to keep the lines of communication open as you and your spouse consider the needs of your family.


October 4, 2017

On her wedding day, a bride listed ten of her husband’s faults she would overlook for the sake of their marriage. On their 50th anniversary, she revealed that she never actually made the list; she just kept overlooking irritations! Overlook a fault today.


October 3, 2017

Love in marriage is a gift from God and a call to holiness. How can you make Christ present to your spouse today?


October 2, 2017

October is Respect Life Month. We are reminded to value all human life and creation, especially the unborn, the poor, and the vulnerable. As a family, consider making a donation of goods, time, or money to a group that helps those in need.


October 1, 2017

Jesus challenges the chief priests and scribes in today’s Gospel with the parable of the two sons. In what areas of your life do you have difficulty accepting the Lord’s will? Pray for the grace to follow His call wholeheartedly – remember, it is always better late than never.


Expectant Joy: A Prayer of the Domestic Church Celebrating the Gift of Life

Pregnancy is a time of waiting and anticipation as a family prepares for the arrival of its newest member. “Expectant Joy” is a prayer book designed to walk families through each trimester and help them spiritually prepare for a new baby.


September 30, 2017

Can social media harm your marriage? Set clear boundaries when it comes to using technology in your home. Instead, make time for quality time with your spouse.


September 29, 2018

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the presence of the angels in our daily lives. Pray for their protection and guidance for your family.


September 28, 2017

“Not only do I love my son’s mother, I exalt her as a queen.” (Rosario Slack) Do your children hear how much you esteem your spouse? This goes both ways, for both husbands and wives.


September 28, 2017

“Not only do I love my son’s mother, I exalt her as a queen.” (Rosario Slack) Do your children hear how much you esteem your spouse? This goes both ways, for both husbands and wives.


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