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November 24, 2015

Even if it’s not your cup of tea, sometimes it’s worth doing something with your honey just because it pleases the other person. For example, watch her favorite movie or his favorite sport, try dancing together, take a lesson…


November 23, 2015

Do kids drain you of so much energy that you just want to stay home and veg out on a Saturday night? Consider sharing kids! Offer to take another couple’s child(ren) one night to give them a break. Then trade the favor next week.


November 22, 2015

“‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God.” (Rev 1:8) Jesus, King of the Universe, is the “beginning” and the “end.” As we near the end of the liturgical year, pray to the Lord for a new beginning as well, in whatever difficulty you’re finding it hard to overcome.


November 21, 2015

“Taking time to rest is not a waste of time.” (Susan Vogt) Give yourself a break today or tomorrow – from kids, a chore, worries. It doesn’t have to be long to refresh. Take your cue from God, our Creator, who rested on the seventh day.


November 20, 2015

“Fidelity to promises is truly a masterpiece of humanity!” – Pope Francis. Pray today for the grace to be faithful to all your promises, especially those made to your spouse and children.


November 19, 2015

Sometimes spouses have different conversation goals. One person might want to just talk or vent, while the other might want to fix the problem. Both approaches are fine, but it’s important to be clear about each spouse’s needs in the moment.


November 17, 2015

St. Elizabeth of Hungary was a married saint. Tragically, her beloved husband died only a few years into their marriage. Today, ask her intercession for widows and widowers, and support those who have lost a spouse.


November 16, 2015

As the weather gets colder, what inside activities do you like doing with your spouse? Reading, playing games, watching movies? Winter provides a lot of time to relax and just be together with your family.


November 15, 2015

“The wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament.” (Dan 12:3) Wisdom is a precious gift and blessing to husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. Pray to the Holy Spirit for wisdom today to live your vocation well.


November 13, 2015

What is a unique endearing quality of your beloved? Have you told your spouse? No harm in saying it again. Do it today.


November 12, 2015

What makes a happy marriage? Many things of course, but one glue that helps a lot of couples is being able to laugh when things go wrong. Is there a blunder that happened in your past that you’re now able to laugh about?


November 11, 2015

“Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary.’” Sometimes it can be frightening to embark upon a big change in life – a birth, a death, changing a job, retirement…Call to mind a fear from the past or a current one. Trust that sharing it with your beloved will be safe.


November 10, 2015

Parenting teens can put stress on a marriage. If you have teenagers you know that you can’t always choose the time when they are in the mood to talk. When they do open up, stop and listen.


November 9, 2015

November is a time to be thankful for all the gifts that we have, but it is also a time to give back. Is there a charity that you and your spouse could volunteer for this month?


November 8, 2015

“For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” (Mk 12:44) We are called to give ALL to God, not just our surplus. Offer your day, your work, and your marriage to the Lord. Live for Him.


November 7, 2015

Affair-proof your marriage. Often affairs start because one spouse starts confiding in a friend of the opposite sex. Once personal troubles are compassionately received by another, a bond starts to deepen. If something’s troubling you a lot, a counselor is the safer outlet.


November 6, 2015

Fighting Fair Tip: Never say “never” or “always.” It may seem like your spouse always leaves the gas tank on empty, but there’s always an exception that blows your argument. Be more accurate by saying “often” or “sometimes.” It stings less and creates less defensiveness.


November 5, 2015

What do you think your spouse’s most cherished personal possession is? Check it out. Were you right?


November 4, 2015

One way to prepare your children for a healthy marriage is to let them see you being romantic with each other. Within the bounds of propriety, of course, a little playfulness helps them see the wholesomeness of married love.


November 3, 2015

What does your spouse do that makes you laugh? Often it’s the silly idiosyncrasies or foibles that can be special secrets between you.


November 2, 2015

Do you know much about your spouse’s deceased relatives? Spend some time remembering and telling stories about the holy people in each other’s past. They may not have been perfect, but they are all in the family.


November 1, 2015

The Catholic Church honors all saints known and unknown today. Although your spouse may not always act like a saint (none of us do!), look for a saintly quality today. Is he or she generous, humble, self-sacrificing, courageous…? Celebrate the saint you are living with today.


October 31, 2015

Do you have a “mask” that you hide behind at work or for company? Sometimes putting on a “good face” is necessary, but don’t let your spouse just get the dregs of your energy and good manners. Be your best real self with your beloved.


October 30, 2015

“Rejoice always.” (1 Th 5:16) St. Paul’s advice may seem unrealistic, at least on some days, but surely you can find one thing to be grateful for today or to rejoice over.


October 29, 2015

Some couples readily and happily conceive. Others wait, sadly, as months turn into years without a beloved child. Natural Family Planning can help infertile couples know the optimal time to conceive and can help diagnose underlying medical problems. Check it out.


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