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July 24, 2016

“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.

July 23, 2016

Looking for an inexpensive date night at home? Google “fun and random date night questions” to ask your spouse!

July 22, 2016

God is the author of love. Pray for strength and guidance to love your spouse more, today and every day.

July 21, 2016

The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.

July 20, 2016

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!

July 19, 2016

Make time today to tell your spouse what you love about him/her. Be specific!

July 18, 2016

Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!

July 17, 2016

“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.

July 16, 2016

After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.

July 15, 2016

Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!

July 14, 2016

Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.

July 13, 2016

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.

July 12, 2016

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.

July 11, 2016

Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.

July 10, 2016

“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.

July 9, 2016

Writing provides time and space for deep reflections that may be hard to express verbally or in the moment. Consider keeping a journal where you and your spouse can write to each other privately.

July 8, 2016

Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? Consider taking the spiritual gifts quiz (google it) with your spouse and discern how to utilize those gifts actively in daily life.

July 7, 2016

The state of your soul and spiritual well-being affects your relationships with others. Turn to Christ for guidance in your marriage.

July 6, 2016

Enjoy reading? Check out the book list on the For Your Marriage website and choose one (or several) books to read and discuss with family members. (Search for “books”.)

July 5, 2016

Summer months are the perfect time to reconnect with old friends. Plan to visit friends or “long-lost” relatives this summer.

July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day! Look up today’s local festivities in your area for the holiday and attend with family members.

July 3, 2016

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells us that “the Kingdom of God is at hand for you” (Lk 10:1-9). Be not afraid of doing God’s will, no matter what it may entail.

July 2, 2016

Summer weather is ideal for being outdoors. Begin an art project with your spouse outside, and don’t be afraid to make a mess!

July 1, 2016

How can your spouse feel more loved by you today? Ask him/her and act accordingly.

June 30, 2016

Are you and your spouse writers? Consider starting a blog together, or even writing a novel! Brainstorm topics to write about.

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