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December 2, 2017

Tomorrow is the first day of the season of Advent! To prepare, why not bless your Advent wreath as a family together? A wreath blessing is available on the USCCB’s website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/sacramentals-blessings/objects/blessing-of-an-advent-wreath.cfm.

December 1, 2017

Sit down with your spouse and look at some of your favorite photos from the past year. What were the hard times you weathered together? Was there an unexpected blessing? Give thanks for your life and love together.

November 30, 2017

Advent starts soon, the season of anticipation for the birth of Christ. Make an Advent resolution with your family. It could be setting aside some money to tithe, committing to help an elderly neighbor this winter, or adding extra daily prayer time.

November 29, 2017

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” (Rev 1:8) Just as God is the Beginning and the End, so your marriage has a beginning (the marriage vows) and an end (death). But don’t forget about what’s in between – the middle. Make the middle meaningful today.

November 28, 2017

Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditionally times when adult children return home and blended families gather together. This can be both a joyful and stressful time as family systems reshuffle. Be patient and remember that charity can go a long way!

November 27, 2017

Do you have a hard time getting your beloved to share thoughts and feelings with you? Some spouses are the quiet type who will talk when ready. Others just need you to “shut up” to make space for speech. Do you talk too much?

November 26, 2017

“And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’” (Mt 25:40) Recognize Christ in your spouse and in all those that you meet. If you are struggling to serve your spouse, remember that you are […]

November 25, 2017

“The happiest couples have sex on a regular basis,” writes Tina Tessina, PhD. Talk about the sexual aspect of your marriage and agree on a frequency of sexual intimacy that honors both of you.

November 24, 2017

When the world is celebrating the deals and sales of Black Friday, celebrate your non-material blessings by playing games, telling stories, going for a walk, etc. as a family.

November 23, 2017

“Thanks be to God!” is a common expression not only of thanks but also of relief that a danger was averted. In this season of thanks, is there a bad fortune that you avoided? Thank God for His blessings of safety and protection in so many ways…and for all the gifts of His love, too!…

November 22, 2017

Today is the feast of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The Catholic Church has a long and rich history of beautiful music. Does your family have a favorite hymn or praise song? Sing it together today.

November 21, 2017

“But of that day or hour, no one knows…” (Mk 13:32) Death is not something most people like to think about, but it is inevitable and indeed we don’t know “the day or hour.” Don’t avoid talking about your deaths – even if you’re young. Each day is a gift and meant to be lived […]

November 20, 2017

It is natural to be proud of our children’s success and take blame for their failures. Remember that they need your encouragement and support, but allow them to be independent in their life choices.

November 19, 2017

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.” (Mt 25:21) God is calling us to share in His joy through the sacrament of marriage. Don’t forget to share smiles and laughter with your […]

November 18, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Be kind and joyful. Each day pray for your spouse and, more importantly, pray with them as often as possible.

November 17, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Pray together at meals, even if you’re in a restaurant. Don’t be afraid to show PDF’s (Public Displays of Faith).

November 16, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, blended families should plan ahead for family gatherings and parent visits. Avoid tension by not putting people whose histories don’t mix well at the same gathering.

November 15, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Keep Jesus’s teachings at the center of your marriage: Be the first to forgive and the last to blame, and never go to sleep angry with each other.

November 14, 2017

When you are not able to be sexually intimate (illness, fatigue, wrong time of the month, separation, not in the mood…), how do you still express love to your spouse? Find a creative way to express your love today.

November 13, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) I show my wife how much I love and appreciate her each day by lovingly waking her, making breakfast, and starting her car on cold mornings.

November 12, 2017

“Therefore stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Mt 25:13) It’s not uncommon nowadays to hear someone say the world is ending soon – but really, we don’t know when it will end. Instead of worrying about your time left on earth, focus on being present to your family in every […]

November 11, 2017

“Elijah said to [the widow], ‘Do not be afraid.’” (1 Kings 17:13) Do you have money worries? Have you ever? Do you or your spouse worry more about money? If you don’t have true worries about money, it’s time to give some away.

November 10, 2017

Yearning for a baby? For some couples, pregnancy comes quickly, but for those still waiting, it can be emotionally draining. Natural Family Planning can help couples identify their most fertile days. Pray for pregnant couples and for those who wait.

November 9, 2017

“Zeal for your house will consume me.” (Jn 2:17) What role does the Mass play in your home? Does it make a difference if you go as a family? Discuss why you go to Mass and what it means to each of you.

November 8, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Embrace the Cross. Marriage, like any vocation, is a path to holiness, with its sorrows as well as joys.

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