Archive for ‘Daily Marriage Tip’
Have you tried this lately? Replace the word “love” in 1 Cor 13 with your name for a “litmus test” of where you need to grow: “John is patient, Mary is kind….” etc.
Time spent with your spouse is precious! Try to be truly present to him/her by detaching from social media and other technologies as much as possible.
Does your spouse have a favorite food or dessert? Make it for him/her this week. Why? Simply because you want to show your love.
True love between spouses, which images Christ’s love for the Church, inspires husbands and wives to continually seek each other out for advice, affection, and affirmation. Encourage your spouse today and remind him/her that you are there no matter what!
“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind” (Lk 14:1, 7-14). Jesus reminds us that we ought to reach out to all people within our local communities. Consider inviting a new person to your dinner table this week.
St. Monica never ceased praying for the conversion of her son, St. Augustine. May all mothers mirror St. Monica and continue to courageously pray for their children, no matter what.
Enjoy dancing? Look up instructional videos on YouTube or consider taking lessons with your spouse. Plus, it’s great exercise!
Are you and your spouse struggling to pray together? Check out the For Your Marriage article “How to Pray with your spouse: 4 simple steps” for tips: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/how-to-pray-with-your-spouse-four-simple-steps/
Instead of becoming quickly offended by your spouse’s words, ask for clarity first.
What is your favorite board or card game? Collaborate with your spouse and plan a game night at home!
Today is the feast day of the Queenship of Mary! Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, intercede on behalf of us and our families.
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate” (Lk 13:22-30). Jesus reminds us today that His way is not the easy way. Let us pray that we have the courage to trust and follow the Lord always.
Even though family life can be stressful sometimes, remember to laugh and be joyful nonetheless.
Self-care is a must in order to properly care for others. Consider getting a massage or going for a jog today; encourage your spouse to do the same!
Do you remember where you and your spouse went on your first date? Revisit the location or re-create the scene.
If an issue arises in your marriage, communicate directly with your spouse. Talking with others about the problem will not solve it. Keep personal issues between you and your spouse.
Do not be afraid when loving another becomes challenging, for “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene.
If something is weighing on you, go to your spouse for emotional and physical support. Remember that he/she is there for you!
“In this world you will have trouble; but take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). It can be discouraging for families to remain hopeful amidst daily violent occurrences. However, Jesus’ words in the Gospel today bring us hope.
God reveals Himself to us in mysterious ways. What are some of the ways that God has revealed Himself to you and your family members in the last year? Contemplate and make note of these.
Looking for a fun family night at home? Find old home videos and reminisce with family members. Don’t forget to watch wedding videos too!
Marriages and families glorify God! All words and actions between family members ought to reflect the joy and unconditional love of the Lord.
As long as the summer months are still here, embrace the warm weather! Drive to a local state park and go for a hike or long walk with your spouse.
To genuinely listen is no easy task. Nonetheless, listening is an essential part of communication. Need tips to listen better? Check out this For Your Marriage article: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/just-because-youre-quiet-doesnt-mean-youre-listening/.
The stage of ‘falling in love’, while beautiful and irreplaceable, can fade in the later years of a marriage. True Lasting love is a product of intentionality, choice and sacrifice. Jesus’ death on the cross is proof of this.