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Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!
“Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing” (Lk 10:38-42). Put aside daily distractions today and make time to listen to Jesus.
After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.
Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!
Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.
Being at peace with the past is crucial for living in the present. This summer, clear out material items infused with memories that may be unhealthy for your marriage.
Do you have an incomplete ‘to-do’ list from earlier in the year? Brainstorm a new list for the remaining summer months with your spouse.
Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.
“You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself (Lk 10:25-37). Jesus reminds us today that by loving others we love God. Let us remember to be compassionate towards others, especially family members, by seeing to meet their needs.
Writing provides time and space for deep reflections that may be hard to express verbally or in the moment. Consider keeping a journal where you and your spouse can write to each other privately.
Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? Consider taking the spiritual gifts quiz (google it) with your spouse and discern how to utilize those gifts actively in daily life.
The state of your soul and spiritual well-being affects your relationships with others. Turn to Christ for guidance in your marriage.
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”.)
Summer months are the perfect time to reconnect with old friends. Plan to visit friends or “long-lost” relatives this summer.
Happy Independence Day! Look up today’s local festivities in your area for the holiday and attend with family members.
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.
Summer weather is ideal for being outdoors. Begin an art project with your spouse outside, and don’t be afraid to make a mess!
How can your spouse feel more loved by you today? Ask him/her and act accordingly.
Are you and your spouse writers? Consider starting a blog together, or even writing a novel! Brainstorm topics to write about.
Honesty is key for cultivating trust in relationships. Have faith in your spouse’s love for you and share what you need to share.
Love is a choice, not a feeling. Choose to love your spouse today, especially when it is challenging.
Looking to travel this summer? Make a bucket list of the places you and your spouse wish to visit, and plan a getaway!
“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.
Escape the noise of daily life and plan a camping trip with your spouse to a quiet destination.
Listening requires humility. Listen to your spouse even when it is difficult for you to do so.