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April 23, 2015

(Especially for empty nesters) Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that…(Fill in the blank.) Your children may be adults, but you can still worry. Take the worry to God in prayer.

April 22, 2015

(Especially for parents of teens) You’re seldom right (in your teenager’s eyes). Stay tight with your spouse because you need each other to discern when to be flexible and when to hang tough. Remind each other you’re not crazy.

April 20, 2015

(Especially for newlyweds) The early years are usually full of adjustments and new traditions. Are there any customs from your families of origin (such as how you celebrate holidays or how you vacation) that you need to discuss, and find compromises?

April 19, 2015

With so many responsibilities – caring for your family, work, tending to the house, etc. – there are many things to worry and stress about. Entrust them to God and find peace; He will deliver you.

April 18, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Wake up each morning vowing to make the decision to love your spouse no matter what. When you feel anger or negativity, look at your spouse and remember your decision to love.

April 17, 2015

Sometimes married couples feel they have to fish for compliments or for those magic words, “I love you.” Can you be the first to say them to your beloved today? If you missed being first, try being the last.

April 16, 2015

How can you support your spouse or child if they want to change a bad habit? Say or write the goal out loud as a start. Join them in the process. Help them set a reward and consequence. Don’t rescue, but be there to comfort if they don’t succeed – yet!

April 15, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) It’s important to remember your priorities in your marriage. Never sweat the small things that may get on your nerves about your spouse.

April 14, 2015

Remember your first real date? Can you recreate it in some way this week – go to the same place? Watch the same movie? At the least, reminisce together.

April 13, 2015

True love goes much deeper than physical attraction, but there is also a physical dimension to feeling loved. Share what you find especially attractive about your beloved’s appearance.

April 12, 2015

The peace Jesus promises us often comes through forgiving your spouse when he or she hurts you. Is there something you’re finding hard to forgive? Take it to Jesus in prayer, and ask for His peace.

April 11, 2015

Is there an older married couple whom you admire? What one or two things have you learned from them?

April 10, 2015

Are you a “Doubting Thomas?” Sometimes we doubt our beloved’s good intentions; sometimes we doubt our ability to live up to our commitments. Trust takes time, forgiveness and trying again.

April 9, 2015

Politeness and good manners are not just for adults and job interviews. Teach your children basic courtesy, greetings, and not to interrupt. It can make everyone’s life at home more peaceful. Model it with your spouse.

April 8, 2015

Chivalry and the art of politeness may seem out of vogue these days. A little romantic courtliness, however, can counter taking each other for granted. Just for fun, see who can “out-polite” the other.

April 7, 2015

Many married couples’ lives are hectic. Take a rest break today. Yes, you may have responsibilities, but if you can’t find time to rest today, commit to doing it some day this week. Rest in each other’s arms for a moment, or an hour.

April 6, 2015

The written word often carries more weight than talking, perhaps because it takes more effort and there is a record of the words. Why not write a love poem or limerick for your beloved? Not a writer? Search the Internet for a poem that reflects your feelings.

April 5, 2015

He is risen! Alleluia! Today on this most holy of days, celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus with your family: a special meal, songs, prayers. Celebrate the freedom from sin and death we have in Jesus!

April 4, 2015

Holy Saturday is an “in-between day.” Jesus’s followers were grief-stricken and afraid. They did not yet know of the Resurrection. Ponder a time in your marriage when you were unsure and afraid of the future. Sometimes we just have to wait to understand.

April 3, 2015

Jesus’s love for us ultimately took the form of sacrificing His life for us on the Cross. What’s the hardest sacrifice you’ve ever made for your beloved? May the memory of this sacrifice unite you more closely to each other and God.

April 2, 2015

Holy Thursday is when we remember the institution of the Eucharist. “This is my Body; this is my Blood.” As Jesus gives His life for our nourishment, so spouses are called to give themselves to each other. What are you holding back? Take it to prayer.

April 1, 2015

Laughter, when shared, is a healing balm. Share jokes today. Does your family have any stories about family foibles that get repeated at family gatherings? It doesn’t matter that it’s embarrassing; it becomes family mythology!

March 31, 2015

Before Easter arrives, is there anything for which you need to ask your spouse’s forgiveness? Ask your spouse, and encourage him or her to do the same.

March 30, 2015

Email a love letter to your beloved today. It needn’t be long, but it can be romantic!

March 29, 2015

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mk 15:34) Have there been times when you have felt forsaken by God? Has he later proved his presence and love to you? Praise God for his love and presence in your life and marriage.

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