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September 11, 2015

Does your beloved need to hear words of love or apology from you? Don’t put it off – do it today.

September 10, 2015

Over the years spouses learn little tricks to make life together work more smoothly. Are there any adjustments you’ve decided to make to accommodate your beloved’s idiosyncrasies, like timing, temperature, eating, or sleeping preferences?

September 9, 2015

What’s your shopping personality? – In and out as quickly as possible; shopping as recreation; never met a bargain I didn’t like; a research project? If you have different shopping styles, how do you reconcile your differences?

September 8, 2015

Happy birthday, Mary! Honor Our Lady in your home today: pray the Rosary together, sing a Marian hymn, or read a book together about Mary.

September 7, 2015

“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. On this Labor Day, use a labor-saving device (washer, microwave, car, blender, etc.) to save some time and do something playful with your honey.

September 6, 2015

“He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and [the] mute speak.” (Mk 7:37) Christ works great wonders every day. Share with your spouse the wonders that Christ has worked for you today.

September 5, 2015

If one of you is sad, sick, or depressed, how can you tell? What do you usually do to comfort each other? Does talking about it help? Or would you rather have time alone? What does your beloved want you to do? Ask.

September 4, 2015

Unemployment can put stress on a marriage – and it’s not just about the money. Questions arise like: what value am I to my family or our society? If your spouse is job hunting or underemployed be gentle and be present for him/her. Pray for those who need work.

September 3, 2015

How do you feel about parties? Some people love to host them while others prefer going to them. Still others would rather stay home and cocoon. If you don’t have the same socializing style, what compromises have you worked out?

September 2, 2015

“It is easier to build a child than to repair an adult.” (Marilyn Krock) In other words, it is worth the effort to invest time and love into your children. Slow down, be with them, and enjoy the moments together. Work can wait.

September 1, 2015

What’s your favorite food? What’s your spouse’s favorite food? Did you guess right? How soon can you make or buy the favorite for your sweetie?

August 31, 2015

Psychologically, negative messages are more powerful than positive ones. If you’ve been hard on yourself lately, list three things you did well today. It’ll make you a more pleasant person for your spouse to be around.

August 30, 2015

“This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.” (Mk 7:6-7) Preach the Gospel, but also live the Gospel. Your children need to see both sides in order to understand.

August 29, 2015

St. John the Baptist was a martyr for marriage (see Matt 14:3-12). May we have the courage to defend – and live – the true meaning of marriage!

August 28, 2015

Suggested prayer for your family today: “My God, let me know and love you, so that I may find my happiness.” (attributed to St. Augustine)

August 27, 2015

Mothers with challenging children, don’t lose hope! Ask St. Monica for help. She prayed and wept for years over her son, St. Augustine.

August 26, 2015

Want to pray more, but not sure how? Try taping a list of people you want to pray for to the bathroom mirror, or a place you will see it every day. Make sure your spouse is #1.

August 25, 2015

“We must have places where children can have a whole group of adults they can trust.” (Margaret Mead) Does your family have such a community? If you don’t have children yourselves, can you be that supportive community for your neighborhood?

August 24, 2015

Consider living beneath your means. Many people in the world don’t have a choice. Even it you are still collecting necessities for your household, is there one thing that you can give away this week? You’ll be richer for it.

August 23, 2015

“Then many of his disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” (John 6:60) Living out the Gospel is not always easy, but with God’s grace it is possible.

August 22, 2015

The “Salve Regina” hymn – which honors Mary as Queen – is a beautiful prayer for the family to pray together. Even in the “valley of tears,” God is with us.

August 21, 2015

“You carry out the mission of the church of the home in ordinary ways when…you pray together…God answers all prayers, but sometimes in surprising ways.” (Follow the Way of Love, USCCB) Looking back on the past year, can you identify a prayer that has been answered?

August 20, 2015

Is life overwhelming right now? Take a deep breath, and remind yourself of your blessings, especially your faith and your marriage. This too shall pass!

August 19, 2015

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mt 18:7) Did you gather in Jesus’ name today? Then believe that Jesus is with you in your marriage.

August 18, 2015

How FREE are you and your family? Can you enjoy each other’s company without spending money? Can you have fun without depending on electricity? Explore free recreation next weekend. Sing and dance – or at least walk and talk.

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