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We Are All Called to be Witnesses of God’s Love

What do the consecrated life and marriage have in common? After attending the professions of two Dominican sisters, Dennis finds some similarities in the vows of a religious and the marriage vows between a man and a woman.


Stewardship in Marriage

In marriage, God entrusts us with the care of a spouse, children, and physical belongings. What is the most appropriate way to lovingly and responsibly handle these gifts? Mary Jo reflects on the concept of stewardship in her married life and how she and her husband work to cultivate it.


The Rosary, A Spiritual Weapon for Families

The Rosary is a powerful prayer, especially when you’re praying for your family. Dennis writes about how he and his “fellow warrior,” his wife Mary Jo, have taken up a daily Rosary to intercede for their marriage and their children.


The Boxes We Create

Sometimes our thoughts and experiences can place people in a box rather than extend a hand in friendship. MaryJo reflects on the ways we can show mercy to help and support families who are different than we are.


Fathers and Daughters

When he walks his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, Dennis reminisces about her childhood and their memories together. He reflects on his role as father and the ways it has changed over the years.


Little Bodies of Christ

After receiving the Eucharist at Mass, reflecting on the gift of children, MaryJo meditates on the beauty of the children she has helped as an occupational therapist and her own children she has raised with her husband.


Be Still…

The noise of daily life can be tiring and distracting. On his annual retreat at a nearby monastery, Dennis reflects on the beauty of silence and creation, two important ways the Lord speaks to us.


On the Lighter Side

Laughter is great medicine! In marriage and family life, it brings levity that gets us through tough times.


Words of Love

Words are one of the most powerful tools in married life. Following his wife’s post, Dennis shares some phrases spoken by his wife that are particularly meaningful to him.


Three Little Words

Men and women have different perspectives in marriage. Mary Jo shares a few phrases that have particular importance for her in conversations with her husband.


Honor Thy Father

The call to honor one’s father and mother lasts a lifetime. After a recent trip honor war veterans, Dennis expresses gratitude not only for his father’s sacrifices for his country but also his sacrifices for his family.


Hiking Lessons

While taking time to hike through the woods with her husband before a wedding, blogger Mary Jo finds some similarities between journeying through the forest and living out faith and love in the Sacrament of Marriage.


Buried Treasure

Blogger Dennis Weiss takes advantage of an annual family vacation to reflect on the beauty of creation and family life. An uncovered family time capsule brings unexpected joy as he and his family share memories and the true treasure of life, the gift of love.


The Importance of Silence

It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.


A Childlike Wonderment of God

Blogger Dennis recalls the times when he read stories to and with his children. Read more for Dennis’s touching thoughts on the innocence of a child’s imagination and their openness to a deep relationship with God.


Busyness…The Thief of our Joy

Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.


A Life Well Lived

Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.


Kids Eat Free!

Mary Jo reflects on Pope Francis’s advice to parents to make memories with their families in her own family’s experience on vacation in Toronto.


“Let the Children Come to Me”

Dennis reflects on the innocence and purity of a child’s prayer. His experiences as a grandfather have encouraged him to renew a childlike trust in God. He challenges us to do the same.


Dream House

Helping her grown daughter and son-in-law move into their first purchased home, Mary Jo reflects on the many cherished memories “home” brings up for her.


My Funny Valentine

How do I love you? Dennis and Mary Jo count even the quirkiest ways! Read about how they find even each other’s quirks endearing – at least after a while.


The Shape of Love – Through the Years

Married love grows and changes, from the first joy of engagement to the happiness of a long marriage well-lived. Dennis writes about different “stages” of love in his own family.


Adoption Story, Part 2: God In the Details

Mary Jo shares what it was like to welcome their three-and-a-half year old son Peter into their family through international adoption.


Adopting – A Gift from God

Dennis shares his family’s story of adopting a little boy from Russia over 20 years ago. “As I reflect back, I really believe that God was in complete control over the entire adoption process.”


34 More…

Dennis and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary while on a retreat with some friends from our marriage support group Teams of Our Lady. Along with time to learn from the videos on the retreat, there was a lot of laughter and good-natured ribbing, not much sleep and a fair amount of food and wine […]


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