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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.
“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
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.
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.
Instead of joining the craziness of Black Friday shopping, go through your belongings and set things aside to donate.
“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!
Today, make a list of things you love about each member of your family and share it with them.
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.
Fatigue and burnout can be a big adversary in married life. Make time for leisure and prayer.
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!
Do you find yourself comparing your marriage or family life to others around you? Gratitude is the best remedy against jealousy.
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.
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.
Marriage and family life are about the ultimate goal: heaven. Fix your eyes there.
Have a weekday treat together: pick up doughnuts in the morning, go out for ice cream after dinner, or bake some cookies, just because.
Put on your listening ears and make an effort to talk intentionally with your spouse about their day.
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.
Do you know any veterans in your family, neighborhood, or parish? Together, call or visit them to thank them for their sacrifice.
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.
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.
“The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures.” – Pope Francis
Make a little sacrifice for your spouse today – giving up your cell phone for the evening, choosing not to complain throughout the day, etc.
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!
Before it gets too cold, have a bonfire, make a picnic, or go stargazing together.
Be flexible in your interactions with your spouse. Sometimes the most loving thing to do is compromise.