Archive for ‘tips and advice’
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.
“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival” (Lk 12:35-40). Let us remember today that we ultimately belong to God, and let us pray that we always seek His will before our own.
Sunsets are one of the best things about summertime. Go out and watch the sunset this evening with family members and friends!
Looking to get away for the weekend? Consider taking a quick vacation with your spouse to “recharge” before the summer ends. Google search “best weekend getaways near me” for ideas!
Children first learn what love is from their parents. Let us remember to set a good example for children so that they learn to love others well.
Does your marriage need a bit of preventive maintenance? Even good marriages can benefit from periodic check-ups. Try this end-of-summer tune-up to keep your marriage running smoothly.
In the midst of arguments, fight against the problem and not against your spouse. Remember that you and your spouse are on the same team.
When you feel frustrated, silence can sometimes be the better alternative. Think before you speak, and take time to decide how best to respond to your spouse.
Go out of your way today to encourage your spouse. Words of affirmation are a symbol of hope and love.
“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions” (Lk 12:13-21). Let us remember today to be rich in love for God.
Eager to explore a new place? Find a local zoo or aquarium in your area and schedule an afternoon to go with your spouse.
Drop by a local yard and/or estate sale this summer with your spouse and purchase clothes, furniture, kids’ toys, etc. without breaking the bank!
All relationships are unique; avoid comparing your marriage to other marriages, and remember to appreciate your spouse for who he/she is.
Summer is the prime season for berry picking. Plan to visit a farm with family members and make it a day trip!
Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism.
In moments when your spouse may feel discouraged, offer him/her words of affirmation.
“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Lk 11:1-13). Don’t be afraid to ask God for any and all special intentions.
Looking for an inexpensive date night at home? Google “fun and random date night questions” to ask your spouse!
God is the author of love. Pray for strength and guidance to love your spouse more, today and every day.
The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.
Adventurous dates are unpredictable; they provide the opportunity for couples to trust each other more, to embrace the uncertainty of their adventure, and to bond overall. Plan an adventurous date with your spouse!