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May 7, 2015

What’s the most dangerous part of your body? In marriage, it’s your tongue. It can discourage, wound, embarrass, and humiliate your beloved. You may try to conceal this weapon but it’ll sneak out in snarky remarks if you don’t tame it. Say enough, but know when to stop.


Blocks to Millennial Marriages

Emily Macke explores a shift in attitudes about marriage, particularly those of millennials, which seems to suggest that society doesn’t need marriage.


Marriage Enriches the Church

Christian marriage is “a sacrament that takes place in the Church and makes the Church.” In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflected on how the Church is enriched by Christian marriages.


May 6, 2015

Store clerks are taught to say, “Have a nice day!” to each customer. The marriage version is “How was your day?” Such a simple question, but it says, “I care about you and how you spend the time when we’re apart.” Listen carefully to the answer.


May 5, 2015

(Reader’s Tip): Only do those things that will be good for the other. This has given us a better outlook. We think more before we do something.


May 5, 2015

(Reader’s Tip): Only do those things that will be good for the other. This has given us a better outlook. We think more before we do something.


May 4, 2015

Strong marriages can have problems, but the healthy married couple is committed to working through them and finding help when faced with problems they can’t solve alone. Seeking counsel is a sign of strength.


Two Gathered Together – The Force Awakens

Relating the Catholic faith and contemporary culture isn’t that hard to do, and it can actually provide some needed motivation for one’s prayer life.


May 3, 2015

“Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Marriage is not always easy. In order to succeed, place Christ at the center of your marriage. With him at the center, you will be able to withstand any trials that you may face […]


May 2, 2015

“As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” (John 13:34) Ponder the way Jesus loved—self-sacrificing, unconditionally, like a shepherd, forgiving–and choose one element to lavish upon your beloved today.


The Family is the Masterpiece of Society

Continuing his catecheses on marriage and the family, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of marriage, the pain of children who experience their parents’ separation, and more.


May 1, 2015

May is Mary’s month. Do you have an image of Our Lady in your home? It can be a good reminder to ask for her intercession throughout the day.


The Catholic Guide to Depression: How the Saints, the Sacraments, and Psychiatry Can Help You Break Its Grip and Find Happiness Again

The Catholic Guide to Depression examines the relationship between depression and the spiritual life and offers practical and faith-filled advice for how to cope with and overcome depression.


April 30, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Spend time together talking, listening, praying, laughing, being playful and reconnecting. Make that time for each other.


April 29, 2015

Have a home date tonight or this weekend. If you have kids, put them to bed early. Dinner can be simple but might include candlelight, soft music, wine or chocolate. After dinner, light more candles, look through your wedding album, play, and reminisce.


Teenage Murder and Parental Love

Josh speaks of the challenges he now faces in parenting a teenager while emphasizing how important a parent’s role is during these years of a child’s life.


April 28, 2015

Is all this coming and going, scrimping and saving, cooking and cleaning, arguing and compromising worth it? The balancing act you refine now, with God’s grace, will give you wisdom for future challenges. Look at it as training and rely on the Lord, entrusting your efforts to Him.


April 27, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Always think loving thoughts. Never let the devil creep in with negative talk.


April 26, 2015

“Beloved, we are God’s children now.” (1 Jn 3:2) Young or old, we are always God’s children, His beloved sons and daughters. Because He loved us first, we can love others. Ask Him today for the grace to love your spouse and children.


April 25, 2015

Some arguments just aren’t worth fighting. If you and your beloved have an ongoing disagreement, consider whether it’s time to forgive and let this one go.


Man and Woman: Reciprocity, Not Replication

Women are reciprocal to men, not replicas of them. Man and woman are made for complementarity and reciprocity. Pope Francis illustrates ways in which this happens in our society today.


Making Peace With Change

Times of change occur in every family, and sometimes adjusting to new situations is difficult. Yet, for a family of faith, God is always the one guiding those changes.


April 24, 2015

As you and your spouse improve your conflict resolution skills, it sets the tone for the next generation. If you have children, don’t hide your minor conflicts from them. Let them see that you can disagree, work it out, and then reconcile.


April 23, 2015

(Especially for empty nesters) Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that…(Fill in the blank.) Your children may be adults, but you can still worry. Take the worry to God in prayer.


April 22, 2015

(Especially for parents of teens) You’re seldom right (in your teenager’s eyes). Stay tight with your spouse because you need each other to discern when to be flexible and when to hang tough. Remind each other you’re not crazy.


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