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May 11, 2017

Moses had his relatives; Jesus had the Apostles; even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. Do you have a community of friends and relatives who can back you up, and support you in your marriage and parenting? Look for friends who share your values.


May 10, 2017

A trip down memory lane: Recall the first full day of your marriage. Did you go on a honeymoon? Was it exhilarating or exhausting? Remember your first home as a married couple. What did you like best about it? Are you still in it? Reminisce together.


May 9, 2017

Are you and your spouse fit and healthy, or do you struggle to exercise and eat well? Exercise together or give the other time to do it in his/her own way. Taking care of your body is important, so encourage each other. Let your spouse know you’re his/her biggest fan!


May 8, 2017

Playfulness brings joy to a marriage, but some of us are very serious people. If you’re not the naturally playful type, you may have to fake it. Even if you stumble, you can laugh together at your attempts.


May 7, 2017

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly,” says Jesus. (Jn 10:10) We are still in the season of Easter, celebrating the joy of the Resurrection. In what ways can you let the risen Jesus renew your heart and your marriage?


May 6, 2017

How do you stay close when one of you is away – on a business trip, deployed, off with the guys or gals? Consider calling or e-mailing daily. Skype a good night kiss. Send love letters. Pray for each other and let the other know when you did it. What do you do that helps?


May 5, 2017

“Let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” (1 Jn 3:18) Saying “I love you” is good. Being true to your words is better. Showing your love by doing something nice or sacrificing for your beloved is true love. What act of love can you do today?


May 4, 2017

“We measure every policy, every institution, and every action by whether it protects human life and enhances human dignity, especially for the poor and vulnerable.” (Sharing Catholic Social Teaching, 1998) How does the way you treat your spouse and children respect their dignity?


May 3, 2017

May 5-11 is “Screen-Free Week.” Ask your family if they are up to the challenge of non-screen based entertainment for a week! If you don’t want to go cold turkey, perhaps make a commitment to only watch shows the whole family can watch together.


May 2, 2017

May is traditionally a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Consider praying a rosary today, or even just a decade, and entrusting your spouse and family to Mary’s maternal care.


May 1, 2017

Today we celebrate St. Joseph the Worker. Jesus worked together with his foster father for many years. Working together with your children can teach them diligence and perseverance, in addition to a skill. It’s great bonding time, too. Try it.


April 30, 2017

“Stay with us,” they implored Jesus on the road to Emmaus. They sensed something special about him, something they needed. Married couples too need Jesus’ presence. Have you asked him lately, “Stay with us. Come into our home”? If not, try it today.


April 29, 2017

“A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (Jn 10:11) In today’s world, time is often our most precious commodity. It reflects your priorities. When you give time and attention to your beloved, it’s like laying down your life for the other. Save time for each other today.


April 28, 2017

Imagine you are absolutely broke. (Maybe you are.) What could you and your beloved do for a fun date? Walk? Bike? Read? Watch the stars? Play a game? Could this weekend be a time to experiment?


April 27, 2017

Is the Internet robbing you of couple time? Sure, it saves time and answers a lot of questions, but it can also be an addiction. If your spouse complains about it, it’s a problem. Decide on mutually agreeable limits.


April 26, 2017

Take a trip down memory lane. Retell the story of your engagement and wedding day to each other or your kids. What was the craziest, funniest, most endearing part of these milestones for you?


April 25, 2017

Fighting Fair Tip: Use “I feel” statements. This is an old standby but it still works. Instead of saying, “You make me so angry when you…” say, “I feel upset when you… Would you be willing to …” It’s not a magic cure but it decreases defensiveness.


April 24, 2017

Do one or both of you struggle with pornography use? Despite what the culture says, pornography use is never okay. It can cause severe harm to marriages and families. For help, look into the “Create in Me a Clean Heart” resources available from the USCCB: www.usccb.org/cleanheart


April 23, 2017

“Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed!” (Jn 20:29) While we don’t see the Risen Lord like Thomas did, we still encounter Him in the Eucharist. On this Divine Mercy Sunday, thank God especially for the gift of His mercy which is ever abundant and ever new.


April 22, 2017

“It is at home that people truly learn to live, to value life and health, freedom and peace, justice and truth, work, harmony and respect.” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) What did your family teach you growing up? How do you teach truth to your family today? What do you still have to learn?


April 21, 2017

You’ve heard of “Take your child to work day,” but what about “Take your spouse to work day”? Your spouse doesn’t need to take a day off work to join you, but does your beloved know enough about your work environment to understand your stresses? Does your spouse know your colleagues?


April 20, 2017

Is your marriage going through a rocky spell? It’s tempting to blame it on a stressful job, the kids, or getting older. All of these things can stress a marriage, but not necessarily kill it. To find the underlying cause most couples need help. Don’t be afraid to ask for it.


April 19, 2017

Where did all the flowers and magic go? Infatuation may get a couple together but eventually fades and romance alone will not keep you together over the long haul. Common values, commitment to each other, and shared experiences are the glue.


April 18, 2017

“Praying the Rosary together, as a family, is very beautiful and a source of great strength!” (Pope Francis) Do you pray the rosary as a family? Try it!


April 17, 2017

Reminder: Easter lasts for 50 days! (Lent was only 40.) A lesson that joy will have the last word. How can you and your spouse practice being joyful this Easter season?


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