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October 25, 2014

“Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant.” (Mk 10:43) Just for fun see which of you can serve the other more today. Make a game out of it if you wish. “No, let me get the door, the snack, make dinner, etc.” “No, honey, you must let me do it.”


Closing of the Extraordinary Synod; Looking Ahead to the Ordinary Synod

At the close of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis spoke at both a closing address and Mass on the experience of the Extraordinary Synod and what is still to come for the Ordinary Synod next year.


October 24, 2014

“Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” (Luke 2:48) Have you ever lost a child physically or emotionally (to mental illness, drugs, poor decisions)? Go to Mary. She understands.


October 23, 2014

(Reader’s Tip) See your spouse as the most precious gift you will ever receive. Do not underestimate God’s ability to send you the spouse who will help you grow spiritually and personally.


A Moving Proposition

Moving into a new house, Josh reflects on the struggles that even time-tested marriages face, and how spouses can try to overcome them.


October 22, 2014

St. John Paul II left a legacy of teaching on marriage and family. Try reading parts of his “Letter to Families” today.


October 21, 2014

Have you held hands or hugged your spouse today? Little acts of loving touch boost endorphins and build mental bonds. Win-win!


October 20, 2014

Do marriage enrichment programs work? Aren’t those just for couples with troubles? Yes and No. Research shows that couples who attend marriage enrichment programs (even if they go reluctantly) report more marital happiness.


October 19, 2014

“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” (Mt 22:21) It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life but you must not forget to devote time to God, both on your own and with your spouse.


October 18, 2014

St. Luke is the patron of doctors. Nursing a sick or dying family member is an act of love; but can be difficult. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help or take a break.


Study Reveals Limitations of Online Dating

Emily Macke discusses a new study that suggests there are challenges and limitations to online dating that someone seeking to find a match should be aware of.


October 17, 2014

(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, 2014

“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. What’s the most foolish thing you’ve ever done? Forgive yourself.


October 15, 2014

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” (Father Theodore Hesburgh) Don’t get so busy caring for your child that you forget the love that brought that child into being.


October 14, 2014

(Reader’s Tip) Love in marriage is a responsibility to God. If that is understood all else can be resolved.


October 13, 2014

Have any divorced friends? Many of us do. Divorce and separation are difficult, lonely experiences. Pray for your friends, and offer tangible help, like childcare.


October 12, 2014

“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. Bringing others to Christ in their marriage will help to bring your marriage to Christ as well!


October 11, 2014

Empty nest marriages can be an opportunity to discover new adventures together. You don’t have to have all the same interests but search for something new to do together.


The Contemplative Marriage

Newlywed Sara reflects on Christ’s role in the everyday married life: “Every act done with your spouse within your marriage – whether it is making love or making breakfast – confers sacramental grace.”


October 10, 2014

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 9, 2014

(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.


October 8, 2014

“God made them male and female.” (Mk 10:6) Take time today to appreciate each other’s differences as a man or a woman and thank God for your spouse’s strengths.


October 7, 2014

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


At the Extraordinary Synod: Prayer Vigil, Homily, and Angelus

The Synod on the Family has begun! Read about three addresses of the Holy Father about the family.


October 6, 2014

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


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