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Spend time outside today: go for a jog or a long walk with your spouse.
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.
When feeling overly negative, write down something positive about your spouse.
Long car rides provide time for meaningful conversation. Go for a drive today and find out what is on your spouse’s mind.
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.
“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.
The love between married couples reflects Christ’s love for the world. Remember today that you and your spouse are a witness of faith to society.
Have you ever made a list of your material needs versus wants? Throughout this summer, collaborate with family members and find items in your house to donate to a local shelter or charity.
We tend to gravitate towards those who are similar to us. However, God created us individually with different talents and strengths. Embrace and appreciate your spouse’s unique traits.
Summer is finally here! Attend an outdoor movie with your spouse or plan a picnic in your backyard!
Yesterday is over and today is a new day. Live in the present with your spouse and let go of yesterday’s mistakes.
What does your spouse need from you today? Take the time to ask your spouse what he or she needs from you, whether it be an affirmation of love, the completion of a daily task, etc.
“When the Lord saw her, He was moved with pity for her” (Lk 7:11-17). We are reminded today that God is with us in the midst of our sufferings. Pray with your family for all special intentions-regardless of how impossible it seems for them to be fulfilled.
Do you know what your spouse’s love language is? Take the brief love language quiz online (google it) so that you and your spouse can understand and love each other better.
Laughter reduces stress and helps connect us with others. Watch a funny movie with your spouse tonight or play a game of twister!
Take some time today to write your spouse a short love note or email and describe something you appreciate about him or her.
Before passing judgment on others (spouse, children, etc.) and becoming easily frustrated by miniscule happenings, ask them for their opinion and perspective on various daily situations.
Mary rejoiced with Elizabeth about the new lives within them. Talk with your spouse about openness to new life in your marriage.
Meet your spouse where he/she is today, but remember to challenge each other to grow in holiness.
“They all ate and were satisified” (Lk 9:1X). Today we celebrate in a special way the life-giving mystery of Christ in the Eucharist. Talk with your family about the importance of the Eucharist in your lives.
Every evening, talk about three favorite memories from your marriage. Consider making a scrapbook of these memories for your anniversary this year.
You and your spouse are one unit: make time to talk about each other’s days, both big and small events.
Look up outdoor concerts in your area. Find a free one and plan a date night!
Life is hectic and prayer rarely just “fits in” to daily schedules without effort. Be intentional and put aside time to pray with your spouse today.
Remember to kiss your spouse goodnight, regardless of the day’s events.