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April 14, 2016

Now that the weather is warming up, plan a picnic! It’s a great way to spend some quality time together. Make it a just-for-two date or bring the whole family.

April 13, 2016

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin Keep conversation light by laughing at your spouse’s jokes. And say some too!

April 12, 2016

When conflicts arise, use open-ended questions that allow your spouse to voice his/her feelings and opinions honestly. Avoid asking questions in a demanding tone.

April 11, 2016

Write a poem to your spouse. Even if you are not creative, you can write it with love!

April 10, 2016

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing” (Rev 5:12). How can your family give God honor and glory? Offer up your Sunday for His glory.

April 9, 2016

Instead of pointing out faults you see in your spouse, offer ways for improvement. When your spouse does this, be open to his/her feedback.

April 8, 2016

Organize a sport or game night and invite your friends. Friendly competition can be a great way to spend time with differing personalities.

April 7, 2016

Add an extra prayer to your daily routine, asking God to bless your spouse’s day.

April 6, 2016

Consider going the extra mile to spend time with a family member your spouse wants to visit.

April 5, 2016

Thank your spouse for the lifelong journey he/she chose to take with you – just because.

April 4, 2016

Communication is an area where there can always be improvement. Talk with your spouse about ways you can communicate better or times when you don’t feel “heard.”

April 3, 2016

“The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord” (Jn 20:20b). Jesus is present in your spouse. Rejoice when you see him/her!

April 2, 2016

If something does not go well in a conversation, or a comment falls through the cracks, ask your spouse for clarification. Avoid assumptions that attribute negative motives to your spouse.

April 1, 2016

Some people like surprises and some people don’t. What does your spouse prefer? Be playful today, while being respectful of their preferences.

March 31, 2016

Spring is starting to show! Make the effort to get some extra rays of sunshine with your spouse – it betters your mood and is a simple pleasure.

March 30, 2016

Visit an elderly family member or someone who does not get out as much and bring your family and the joy of Easter, too.

March 29, 2016

This Easter season, focus on good habits, such as going to Mass during the week, laughing more, and finding ways to be charitable. There is always room to grow.

March 28, 2016

After forty days of fasting and penance, celebrate the Easter season with your family! Fix a favorite dinner, eat a special dessert, or have a date night. And remember: Easter lasts for fifty days!

March 27, 2016

“Think of what is above, not of what is on earth” (Col 3:2). Today we celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior, who redeemed us and opened the gates to Eternal Life! Celebrate the journey to Heaven you are on with your spouse.

March 26, 2016

In the midst of preparation for tomorrow’s celebration, set aside some time to pray with your spouse. Ask Jesus to open your hearts to the glory of His Resurrection.

March 25, 2016

Christ loved us to the point of death, even death on a cross. In Christian marriage, spouses are called to love each other as Christ loves the Church.

March 24, 2016

At the Last Supper, Christ washed the feet of the apostles. What is one way you can “wash the feet” of your spouse this week? (Meaning, be humble and serve him or her with a generous heart.)

March 23, 2016

Consider doing a closet clean-out: if you have clothes that you do not wear or wear often, donate them.

March 22, 2016

Gather your family to reflect on the Passion tonight. Take turns reading from the Gospel of John (Jn 19:17-34) and silently reflecting or sharing thoughts.

March 21, 2016

What are some things that make you stressed? Are you prioritizing them too highly? Talk with your spouse about them and seek detachment.

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