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November 29, 2016

Colder, darker days call for warmer, cozier evenings. Make a hot beverage with your spouse and set aside a few hours for quality time involving board games, a favorite old movie, or long conversation.

November 28, 2016

“Both husband and wife should try to renew their love day after day, and that is done through sacrifice, with smiles, and also with ingenuity.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

November 27, 2016

One way to prepare spiritually for Jesus’ coming is to try to correct a bad habit. Have you been overly critical of your spouse? Judgmental? Too preoccupied to really listen? Pick one fault and work on it.

November 26, 2016

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. Take a spiritual inventory of the past year with your spouse. Make a spiritual New Year’s Resolution for the new liturgical year to grow in holiness.

November 25, 2016

Instead of joining the craziness of Black Friday shopping, go through your belongings and set things aside to donate.

November 24, 2016

“And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth.” (Sir 50:22) There is no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with prayers of gratitude!

November 23, 2016

Today, make a list of things you love about each member of your family and share it with them.

November 22, 2016

Today is the feast of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Choose a favorite hymn to sing together. If anyone in your family is musically gifted, encourage them to share their gifts with your family today.

November 21, 2016

Fatigue and burnout can be a big adversary in married life. Make time for leisure and prayer.

November 20, 2016

Jesus is the King of the universe. No matter how dark things may seem in the world, there is always hope. Let your family be a witness to the victory of Christ!

November 19, 2016

Do you find yourself comparing your marriage or family life to others around you? Gratitude is the best remedy against jealousy.

November 18, 2016

November is traditionally the month to remember the faithful departed. Visit a nearby graveyard together and say a prayer for the dead, especially those in your family.

November 17, 2016

In times of discouragement, turn to the saints. Each one is unique! They lived lives of holiness in all kinds of circumstances, and are always ready to help us.

November 16, 2016

Marriage and family life are about the ultimate goal: heaven. Fix your eyes there.

November 15, 2016

Have a weekday treat together: pick up doughnuts in the morning, go out for ice cream after dinner, or bake some cookies, just because.

November 14, 2016

Put on your listening ears and make an effort to talk intentionally with your spouse about their day.

November 13, 2016

Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” Pray today for the grace for you and your family to persevere even when life is most difficult.

November 11, 2016

Do you know any veterans in your family, neighborhood, or parish? Together, call or visit them to thank them for their sacrifice.

November 10, 2016

Do the two of you have a favorite song or a good musical memory? Make a playlist and spend some time slow (or fast!) dancing together.

November 9, 2016

Use a bulletin board or chalkboard to make a prayer intention space somewhere in your home. Set aside time each day to pray for each of the intentions.

November 8, 2016

“The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures.” – Pope Francis

November 7, 2016

Make a little sacrifice for your spouse today – giving up your cell phone for the evening, choosing not to complain throughout the day, etc.

November 6, 2016

Today’s readings speak on the topic of death. Death can be scary, but Jesus reminds us that the Lord “is not God of the dead, but of the living.” (Lk 20:28) Rejoice in the gift of eternal life!

November 5, 2016

Before it gets too cold, have a bonfire, make a picnic, or go stargazing together.

November 4, 2016

Be flexible in your interactions with your spouse. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is compromise.

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