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July 8, 2017

Want to change your spouse? Change yourself. You might like to make your beloved perfect (in your eyes), but you’ll have more success changing a weakness in yourself. One person’s change sometimes prompts another’s.


July 7, 2017

“For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor 12:10) Sometimes spouses can be a thorn in each other’s side. Annoying as this can be, it can also be a path to self-correction and humility. Name your own weaknesses and strengths.


July 6, 2017

St. Maria Goretti was martyred for her fidelity to being pure for Christ. How can you purify your own heart? Pray for the grace to live out purity in your marriage.


July 5, 2017

Do you and your spouse want to connect when you’re apart? Set your phone/watch/computer to ring at an agreed-upon time. Then, even though separated, both pause for a moment, picture your spouse, and pray for each other.


July 4, 2017

How much independence is good in a marriage? Certainly husband and wife should not depend on the other for their identity or self-worth. Interdependence is better. What do you depend on your spouse to do around your home?


July 3, 2017

“As a matter of equality, your surplus at the present time should supply their needs.” (2 Cor 8:13-14) Considering your resources, find someone who has less today. Give them some of your surplus – money, time, or talent.


July 2, 2017

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Mt 10:39) Christian discipleship and Christian marriage involve laying down your life in love and service. How can you die to self today to better love your family?


July 1, 2017

St. Junipero Serra is the patron of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Pray today that your children and godchildren will discern and accept God’s will for their lives.


June 30, 2017

Husband and wife are meant to lead each other to heaven. What have you done today to enrich your spouse’s spiritual life?


June 29, 2017

“But who do you say that I am?” (Mt 16:15) Jesus’ question to Peter is also directed at us. Faith in Jesus, the Son of the living God, is at the heart of discipleship. Pray together for that faith today.


June 28, 2017

Pope Francis says that “I’m sorry” is a phrase husbands and wives should say often. If it’s hard for you to say “I’m sorry,” or to offer forgiveness, pray for a softened heart.


June 27, 2017

Gratitude dispels anger. If you are angry at your spouse, think of the times when he/she did something loving for you.


June 26, 2017

Be intentional about giving your spouse your undivided attention when you see each other after your daily duties. Set aside time to sit together and talk about the highs and lows of your days.


June 25, 2017

“Even all the hairs on your head are counted.” (Mt 10:30) Isn’t it so easy to get caught up in the worries of everyday life? In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us of God the Father’s unending care for us. Give Him your worries, whether big or small, and trust in His providence.


June 24, 2017

John the Baptist leapt in the womb when Mary greeted his mother, Elizabeth. What a joyful scene! Pray for couples expecting children today, and for those who await this blessing.


June 23, 2017

“Rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ.” (1 Pt 4:13) Jesus’ Sacred Heart loves the world enough to suffer for it. Unite your sufferings to those of Christ today.


June 22, 2017

First thing in the morning, start the day by giving your spouse a hug. Physical touch is important for building intimacy – plus, it gives you a positive mentality.


June 21, 2017

Remember that your marriage is a covenant that involves God, husband, and wife. Take time each day to pray for God’s help in loving your spouse. Give thanks daily for the gift of your family!


June 20, 2017

Choose a virtue to practice today. Don’t tell anybody what it is but consider charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, or generosity.


June 19, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) If you do something wrong, don’t say, “I’m sorry,” which doesn’t need a response. Say, “Will you forgive me?” The other spouse has to say “yes” or “no.” If “no,” you need to talk.


June 18, 2017

“The one who feeds on me will have life because of me.” (Jn 6:57) Today on Corpus Christi, give thanks together for the Bread of Life Jesus offers us at every Mass. It is truly food for the journey. Pray for all fathers today, especially your own.


June 17, 2017

Every once in a while surprise your spouse with a gesture of kindness, such as a cup of coffee or help with the dishes.


June 16, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) The most important thing for a long and happy marriage is to be friends with your spouse. You need to have a friend who always has your back, no matter what comes up.


June 15, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) I look at my husband’s body language and can tell whether he’s tense or feeling “beat up” after a long day at work. I usually give him a neck and head massage. How can you be responsive to the needs of your spouse today?


June 14, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Spend time every day thinking of reasons you love your spouse. You’ll never struggle to remember why you married him or her.


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