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June 8, 2016

Summer is finally here! Attend an outdoor movie with your spouse or plan a picnic in your backyard!

Pilgrim of Return

Josh reflects on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. While there, he was transformed by the religious sites he visited; he grew closer to the Lord, while developing an even deeper union with his wife, Stacey. Read more to learn just how intertwined married love and Divine love are.

June 7, 2016

Yesterday is over and today is a new day. Live in the present with your spouse and let go of yesterday’s mistakes.

June 6, 2016

What does your spouse need from you today? Take the time to ask your spouse what he or she needs from you, whether it be an affirmation of love, the completion of a daily task, etc.

June 5, 2016

“When the Lord saw her, He was moved with pity for her” (Lk 7:11-17). We are reminded today that God is with us in the midst of our sufferings. Pray with your family for all special intentions-regardless of how impossible it seems for them to be fulfilled.

June 4, 2016

Do you know what your spouse’s love language is? Take the brief love language quiz online (google it) so that you and your spouse can understand and love each other better.

Young Adults Now More Likely to Live With Parents Than Ever Before

Tara Bahrampour evaluates the difference in the number of young adults who lived at home in 1960, compared to the number of young adults who live at home today. Additionally, she analyzes the decreased percentage of young people who are currently getting married. Marriage and leaving the family home are less practiced than they used to be.

June 3, 2016

Laughter reduces stress and helps connect us with others. Watch a funny movie with your spouse tonight or play a game of twister!

Growing Closer to the Heart

Life is often chaotic, leaving little time to invest in relationships. Find out how engaged couple Tommy and Katie (who are getting married on Saturday!) remain grounded in their love for one another.

June 2, 2016

Take some time today to write your spouse a short love note or email and describe something you appreciate about him or her.

Sexuality Explained: A Guide for Parents and Children

Louise Kirk provides a how-to guide for parents in explaining the topic of sexuality to their children at various ages. Kirk does this through a series of dialogues between a parent and a child. This insightful book abides by Catholic teachings on sexuality within the bounds of marriage. Are you unsure of how to bring up this sensitive topic appropriately with your children? Check out this book!

June 1, 2016

Before passing judgment on others (spouse, children, etc.) and becoming easily frustrated by miniscule happenings, ask them for their opinion and perspective on various daily situations.

May 31, 2016

Mary rejoiced with Elizabeth about the new lives within them. Talk with your spouse about openness to new life in your marriage.

May 30, 2016

Meet your spouse where he/she is today, but remember to challenge each other to grow in holiness.

May 29, 2016

“They all ate and were satisified” (Lk 9:1X). Today we celebrate in a special way the life-giving mystery of Christ in the Eucharist. Talk with your family about the importance of the Eucharist in your lives.

May 28, 2016

Every evening, talk about three favorite memories from your marriage. Consider making a scrapbook of these memories for your anniversary this year.

May 27, 2016

You and your spouse are one unit: make time to talk about each other’s days, both big and small events.

May 26, 2016

Look up outdoor concerts in your area. Find a free one and plan a date night!

May 25, 2016

Life is hectic and prayer rarely just “fits in” to daily schedules without effort. Be intentional and put aside time to pray with your spouse today.

May 24, 2016

Remember to kiss your spouse goodnight, regardless of the day’s events.

May 23, 2016

If your spouse does something thoughtful, reinforce your gratitude with a simple thank you or a thoughtful gesture in return.

May 22, 2016

St. Rita of Cascia Trinity Sunday Prv 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15  Jesus said to his disciples, “But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth” (Jn 16:13). In married life, the couple is called to reflect the love of the Trinity in a very unique way. […]

May 21, 2016

Is your spouse looking to share or fix a problem? Communicate with each other about what the conversation is seeking to accomplish.

May 20, 2016

Take time to watch your spouse’s reactions to things you and others do. Be aware of his/her feelings and desires

How To Keep Your Marriage Close When Travel Pulls You Apart

Kathleen’s husband Troy travels for about 60% of his job. Here are six tried-and-true tips of how they keep their marriage strong even when they’re apart for much of the time.

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