Archive for ‘Daily Marriage Tip’
Love is humble, and humility acknowledges that we are not perfect. Take the time to ask for forgiveness from your spouse if you have hurt him or her.
Lenten check-in, week 5: Is service a part of your Lent? It’s not too late! Make this Saturday a day of service with your family, even if it’s something small.
Add something to your morning routine that makes leaving for work a little extra special. Maybe a breakfast treat or extra prayers together.
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity loved God more than life itself. Share an experience with your spouse of when your faith called you to die to yourself.
“Whoever is in Christ is a new creation” (2 Cor 5:17). The Sacrament of Confession is a wonderful gift in which God offers us the opportunity to be made new. Consider going with your family this week.
Make your spouse’s favorite dinner tonight – just to celebrate how much they mean to you.
Studies show that arguing/fighting is helpful for the growth of a couple when both persons feel understood. Keep a listening ear open when disagreements arise, and be gentle.
“Love is not easy, it is not easy, but the most beautiful thing is when a man and a woman can offer each other true love and offer it for life.” – Pope Francis
Lenten check-in, week 4: We are half-way through Lent. Use this milestone as the opportunity to encourage your family to approach your Lenten resolutions with renewed vigor.
Not all impulses are bad! Next time you have a good impulse to be affectionate to your spouse, act on it, even if it’s something small!
Start the day off right—plan a breakfast date this week or wake up early to surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed.
“Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall.” (1 Cor 10:12) We can find many sources of security in our lives: God, family, money, jobs, etc. What makes you feel most secure? Is it truly reliable? Talk with your spouse about it.
Humor is often the best medicine. Learning to laugh and not taking ourselves too seriously can make life more enjoyable for us and our family.
Love is not proud. Be the first to extend the olive branch when disagreements arise.
On Fridays in Lent, we abstain from meat. Try abstaining from hurtful comments as well.
Lenten check-in, week 3: How are your Lenten resolutions deepening your relationship with God and family? Ask everyone to share the fruit of their Lenten journey so far.
Consider doing a “feet-up”: when your spouse gets home from work, have them put their feet up and relax, and do their usual evening chores for them.
“Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness.” (Gn 15:6). Placing our faith in God is not easy and requires us to relinquish our own wills to His. What is an example of how you trusted God? Talk with your spouse about the peace that accompanied […]
Pope Francis called the family the “the first and most important school of mercy.” In what ways can you teach mercy in your family?
How much sleep you get can affect your mood. Try evaluating your sleep schedules with your spouse, and make getting enough rest a priority.
It’s still cold out! Consider bringing blankets to a homeless shelter with your family.
Eye contact can be a powerful form of communication. Next time you are in a group setting, convey your love for your spouse through a gaze and kind look.
Sometimes we can become irritable over small things. Next time this happens with your spouse, try taking a deep breath and responding with a “gentle love.”
Lenten check-in, week 2: How can your family incorporate a spirit of Lent into your home? Maybe an extra prayer at dinner or a service project together?
“I have now brought you the first fruits of the products of the soil which you, O LORD, have given me.” (Dt 26:10) There are many demands in life and we can only give so much effort. Do you give your best to God and your spouse or do they get the time that is […]