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May 24, 2015

“Receive the holy Spirit.” (John 20:22) The Holy Spirit is a powerful presence in our lives. Invite the Holy Spirit to work in your marriage and to lead you on the path to holiness.

May 23, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) When he has long workdays, I surprise him and drop off special treats at his office. It always re-energizes him, physically and mentally.

May 22, 2015

Is your entertainment time ruled by “screens”? Take a break. Use screen-free time as a way to reignite romance and reunite your family the old fashioned way – with conversation, games, and creative fun.

May 21, 2015

You’ve probably heard of the advice: “Never go to bed angry.” Although generally this is a fine rule, sometimes a good night’s sleep can provide a cooling off period and help you get fresh perspective.

May 20, 2015

When you and your spouse are at loggerheads, it’s hard to remember that your beloved is your beloved – not your enemy. He or she isn’t trying to be difficult, but just trying to say that something is very important to him/her. Listen to the need.

May 19, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) When you wake up in the morning, think of something you can do that would make your beloved’s day better. It can be big and special or small and helpful.

May 18, 2015

Sometime we stress ourselves (and therefore our spouse and children) by worrying about things that don’t really matter in the long run, such as compulsive neatness, wealth, or fame. Are you guilty of giving undue attention to things that will pass?

May 17, 2015

“Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Are you always honest with your spouse? Do not lie to them – even if it is a “harmless” lie. We are called to proclaim the truth.

May 16, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Pray together daily, listen to each other and wait to respond until the other is finished speaking.

May 15, 2015

Your spouse is not your competitor. Too often couples keep score on who cleaned more, took care of the kids last, or has the hardest job. Remember: you’re both on the same team. If somebody wins an argument, that means the other lost. The marriage loses.

May 14, 2015

When Jesus ascended into heaven, he promised to send the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit for help today to be authentic witnesses of the Gospel in your marriage and family.

May 13, 2015

Sometimes couples get lucky and their personalities and families of origin mesh seamlessly. That’s rare. The blessing of having difficulties is that it forces the virtues of conflict resolution skills and dying to self. It can hurt but it’s a spiritual purification.

May 12, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Love the whole person, especially their weaknesses.

May 11, 2015

“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid…I am going away and I will come back to you.” (John 14: 27-29) Separations like business trips or military deployments can strain a marriage. Plan a daily way to reconnect even if it is simply to pick a common time to pray for each other.

May 10, 2015

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.” (John 15:12) Christ loves you and your spouse more than we can ever imagine. Just think of how glad He is to see you and your spouse love each other. Continue to love each other and to serve Him.

May 9, 2015

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Have you thought of a way to honor your mother? It’s a great day to pray for your godmother and grandmothers too!

May 8, 2015

A good argument can be a labor of love. Have something sensitive or difficult to talk about with your spouse? Try holding hands and maintaining direct eye contact when you are having a discussion about a disagreement.

May 7, 2015

What’s the most dangerous part of your body? In marriage, it’s your tongue. It can discourage, wound, embarrass, and humiliate your beloved. You may try to conceal this weapon but it’ll sneak out in snarky remarks if you don’t tame it. Say enough, but know when to stop.

May 6, 2015

Store clerks are taught to say, “Have a nice day!” to each customer. The marriage version is “How was your day?” Such a simple question, but it says, “I care about you and how you spend the time when we’re apart.” Listen carefully to the answer.

May 5, 2015

(Reader’s Tip): Only do those things that will be good for the other. This has given us a better outlook. We think more before we do something.

May 5, 2015

(Reader’s Tip): Only do those things that will be good for the other. This has given us a better outlook. We think more before we do something.

May 4, 2015

Strong marriages can have problems, but the healthy married couple is committed to working through them and finding help when faced with problems they can’t solve alone. Seeking counsel is a sign of strength.

May 3, 2015

“Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Marriage is not always easy. In order to succeed, place Christ at the center of your marriage. With him at the center, you will be able to withstand any trials that you may face […]

May 2, 2015

“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” (John 13:34) Ponder the way Jesus loved—self-sacrificing, unconditionally, like a shepherd, forgiving–and choose one element to lavish upon your beloved today.

May 1, 2015

May is Mary’s month. Do you have an image of Our Lady in your home? It can be a good reminder to ask for her intercession throughout the day.

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