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September 5, 2016

This Labor Day, pray for families dealing with unemployment or underemployment. If possible, help a family who is facing this trial.


September 4, 2016

“For the deliberations of mortals are timid, and unsure are our plans.” (Wis 9:14) How true this can ring for married couples at times! Pray to the Holy Spirit when you feel “timid” and “unsure” and ask for the Lord’s guidance.


September 3, 2016

If you are praying for someone, let them know! “I’m praying for you” (sincerely meant) is a wonderful gesture of kindness. This includes your spouse and children.


September 2, 2016

Many people are back in school now. The family is a school of love; look for opportunities every day to learn a little more how to love.


September 1, 2016

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.


August 31, 2016

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.


August 30, 2016

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.


August 29, 2016

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!


August 28, 2016

“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.


August 27, 2016

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.


August 26, 2016

Enjoy dancing? Look up instructional videos on YouTube or consider taking lessons with your spouse. Plus, it’s great exercise!


August 25, 2016

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/


August 24, 2016

Instead of becoming quickly offended by your spouse’s words, ask for clarity first.


August 23, 2016

What is your favorite board or card game? Collaborate with your spouse and plan a game night at home!


August 22, 2016

Today is the feast day of the Queenship of Mary! Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, intercede on behalf of us and our families.


August 21, 2016

“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.


August 20, 2016

Even though family life can be stressful sometimes, remember to laugh and be joyful nonetheless.


August 19, 2016

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!


August 18, 2016

Do you remember where you and your spouse went on your first date? Revisit the location or re-create the scene.


August 17, 2016

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.


August 16, 2016

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.


August 15, 2016

If something is weighing on you, go to your spouse for emotional and physical support. Remember that he/she is there for you!


August 14, 2016

“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.


August 13, 2016

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.


August 12, 2016

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!


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