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July 6, 2016

Enjoy reading? Check out the book list on the For Your Marriage website and choose one (or several) books to read and discuss with family members. (Search for “books”.)

July 5, 2016

Summer months are the perfect time to reconnect with old friends. Plan to visit friends or “long-lost” relatives this summer.

July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day! Look up today’s local festivities in your area for the holiday and attend with family members.

July 3, 2016

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells us that “the Kingdom of God is at hand for you” (Lk 10:1-9). Be not afraid of doing God’s will, no matter what it may entail.

July 2, 2016

Summer weather is ideal for being outdoors. Begin an art project with your spouse outside, and don’t be afraid to make a mess!

July 1, 2016

How can your spouse feel more loved by you today? Ask him/her and act accordingly.

June 30, 2016

Are you and your spouse writers? Consider starting a blog together, or even writing a novel! Brainstorm topics to write about.

June 29, 2016

Honesty is key for cultivating trust in relationships. Have faith in your spouse’s love for you and share what you need to share.

June 28, 2016

Love is a choice, not a feeling. Choose to love your spouse today, especially when it is challenging.

June 27, 2016

Looking to travel this summer? Make a bucket list of the places you and your spouse wish to visit, and plan a getaway!

June 26, 2016

“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.

June 25, 2016

Escape the noise of daily life and plan a camping trip with your spouse to a quiet destination.

June 24, 2016

Listening requires humility. Listen to your spouse even when it is difficult for you to do so.

June 23, 2016

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!

June 22, 2016

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).

June 21, 2016

Gratefulness at the end of each day fosters genuine happiness. Make a list with family members of what you are thankful for today.

June 20, 2016

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!

June 19, 2016

“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.

June 18, 2016

Summer is the time for fun! Find a church-sponsored barbeque or festival in your area and attend it with your spouse.

June 17, 2016

Spend time outside today: go for a jog or a long walk with your spouse.

June 16, 2016

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.

June 15, 2016

When feeling overly negative, write down something positive about your spouse.

June 14, 2016

Long car rides provide time for meaningful conversation. Go for a drive today and find out what is on your spouse’s mind.

June 13, 2016

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.

June 12, 2016

“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.

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