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Are you and your spouse writers? Consider starting a blog together, or even writing a novel! Brainstorm topics to write about.
Honesty is key for cultivating trust in relationships. Have faith in your spouse’s love for you and share what you need to share.
Love is a choice, not a feeling. Choose to love your spouse today, especially when it is challenging.
Looking to travel this summer? Make a bucket list of the places you and your spouse wish to visit, and plan a getaway!
“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God” (Lk 9:51-52). We are reminded today that by following Christ we desert our old ways. Live fully in the present.
Escape the noise of daily life and plan a camping trip with your spouse to a quiet destination.
Listening requires humility. Listen to your spouse even when it is difficult for you to do so.
A sense of belonging in a community is essential for fostering relationships. Look up community events in the area and participate in activities with family members!
The Lord patiently waits to hear about our joys and struggles. Set aside time to pray with your spouse for all your family’s intentions.“Call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” (Jer.29:12).
Gratefulness at the end of each day fosters genuine happiness. Make a list with family members of what you are thankful for today.
Music is life-giving and it unites us with others. Listen to an album that you and your spouse enjoy, or play some music together!
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Lk 9:18-24). Jesus reminds us today that loving Him requires immense sacrifice. Be not afraid when encountering trials.
Summer is the time for fun! Find a church-sponsored barbeque or festival in your area and attend it with your spouse.
Spend time outside today: go for a jog or a long walk with your spouse.
Daily challenges in family life sometimes seem unbearable and impossible to overcome. However, God leads us to sainthood in the midst of these crosses, so remember to ask Him for strength.
When feeling overly negative, write down something positive about your spouse.
Long car rides provide time for meaningful conversation. Go for a drive today and find out what is on your spouse’s mind.
Friends are those we can celebrate with in joyful times and rely on in times of conflict. Be a friend to your spouse, and remind him/her that you are there no matter what happens.
“But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little” (Lk 7:36-50). Jesus reminds us today that there is always room for forgiveness when we truly love Him. Always love others, and seek forgiveness often.
The love between married couples reflects Christ’s love for the world. Remember today that you and your spouse are a witness of faith to society.
Have you ever made a list of your material needs versus wants? Throughout this summer, collaborate with family members and find items in your house to donate to a local shelter or charity.
We tend to gravitate towards those who are similar to us. However, God created us individually with different talents and strengths. Embrace and appreciate your spouse’s unique traits.
Summer is finally here! Attend an outdoor movie with your spouse or plan a picnic in your backyard!
Yesterday is over and today is a new day. Live in the present with your spouse and let go of yesterday’s mistakes.
What does your spouse need from you today? Take the time to ask your spouse what he or she needs from you, whether it be an affirmation of love, the completion of a daily task, etc.