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September 19, 2017

“He is near who upholds my right…let us appear together.” (Isaiah 50:7-8) When was the last time you came to the defense of your beloved? It’s nice to know you support each other always.

September 18, 2017

“Who do people say that I am?” (Mk 8:27) Just as our public persona does not always reflect our true self, spouses are privy to the hidden truth/weaknesses of each other. What do you know about your beloved that perhaps no one else does? Honor this privileged information.

September 17, 2017

“Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.’” (Mt 18:21-22) Forgiving someone who has hurt you – even siblings, parents, a spouse – can be a long process. Today, pray for the grace […]

September 16, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Are your grown children starting to think about marriage? Pray that God will lead them to the right person. Encourage them to pray, too.

September 15, 2017

“Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28) You may not need this Scripture right now, but you’ll need it sometime. Hang on to these words of comfort when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Be Jesus’s comfort to your beloved.

September 14, 2017

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16) God’s love is a sacrificial love. Are you willing to make sacrifices for your beloved?

September 13, 2017

“The families of migrants, especially in the case of manual workers and farm workers, should be able to find a homeland everywhere in the church.” (Familiaris Consortio) Does your family know any migrants from another country? Find one or two and invite them to dinner.

September 12, 2017

“Even if we are not called to sell all that we have (Luke 18:22), we probably are called to not buy everything that it is possible to buy.” (Susan Vogt) What do you expect to spend money on today? Some items are essential but is there one purchase that you can skip?

September 11, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) My husband and I take turns planning our anniversary each year. Sometimes the plans are a total surprise to the other spouse, sometimes it’s a coordinated effort, but it’s always fun.

September 10, 2017

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mt 18:20) Did you gather in Jesus’ name today? Believe that Jesus is with you in every moment of your marriage. Ask for His help to know that He is always with you.

September 9, 2017

“Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith?” (James 2: 5) Do you know anyone who is really poor? Look around you. What can you learn of faith from those you see?

September 8, 2017

(Reader’s Tip from a couple married 80 years) You’ve got to give in (in disagreements). Both of you have to give in. Once it’s your turn and the next time it’s the other’s turn.

September 7, 2017

Children sometimes criticize and make fun of others; so do adults. Check yourself against these three criteria when criticizing your spouse (or anyone): Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? If not, it’s probably fault-finding or gossip.

September 6, 2017

An ache or a pain, an angst or an annoyance. What to do? Offer it up. This traditional spiritual practice of offering up our troubles as a prayer can redirect our energy from our own gloom to the good of another. For whom can you offer up today’s problems?

September 5, 2017

You can be right, or you can be happily married. Marriage often involves learning (or being told) when you are wrong. Humbly accepting this information when it is true strengthens your bond.

September 4, 2017

Do you show appreciation for the work your spouse does inside the home? Take a moment to say thanks for something he or she does on a regular basis, such as cooking, lawn care or laundry.

September 3, 2017

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” (Mt 16:24) We never have to carry our crosses alone. Turn to Christ, and allow your spouse to help you carry your cross as well.

September 2, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) My husband and I will occasionally surprise each other with coffee, candy or flowers. It’s a nice way to show we’re thinking of each other.

September 1, 2017

Taking care of your child(ren) sometimes means taking time for your marriage. Nurturing your relationship will pay benefits for children even if it costs money for a babysitter.

August 31, 2017

(Reader’s tip) Don’t let mistakes ruin your relationships. Put them behind you, so you can move on and grow stronger together.

August 30, 2017

Our culture is often obsessed with newness. If it’s new, it’s better. Sometimes the old, the tried, and trusted is better. Over the years, spouses develop a comfort with each other’s idiosyncrasies. What crazy things do you love about your spouse?

August 29, 2017

Our families are imperfect, and imperfect relationships sometimes result in cuts and bruises. Pray for the grace to “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us” – and ask for forgiveness from those you’ve hurt in return.

August 28, 2017

Do sports or other recreational pursuits steal your attention away from your beloved? Independent interests are fine as long as they are not out of balance. Not sure if it’s too much? Ask.

August 27, 2017

In today’s Gospel Peter professes of Christ, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Mt 16:16). As Christians, we are called to profess this truth as well in our everyday lives. Do you proclaim Christ as your Savior in your daily life? In your marriage?

August 26, 2017

“Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Eph 5:21) Mutual love and respect are the marks of a Christian marriage. Does your marriage have love and respect as its guiding principles?

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