Archive for ‘Marriage Resource Center’
To genuinely listen is no easy task. Nonetheless, listening is an essential part of communication. Need tips to listen better? Check out this For Your Marriage article: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/just-because-youre-quiet-doesnt-mean-youre-listening/.
The stage of ‘falling in love’, while beautiful and irreplaceable, can fade in the later years of a marriage. True Lasting love is a product of intentionality, choice and sacrifice. Jesus’ death on the cross is proof of this.
“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival” (Lk 12:35-40). Let us remember today that we ultimately belong to God, and let us pray that we always seek His will before our own.
Sunsets are one of the best things about summertime. Go out and watch the sunset this evening with family members and friends!
Looking to get away for the weekend? Consider taking a quick vacation with your spouse to “recharge” before the summer ends. Google search “best weekend getaways near me” for ideas!
In her newly published article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies, Alysse ElHage discusses potential contributors to the increased acceptance of marital infidelity amogst American adults. The research indicates that pornography could be a major influence on the statistics.
Children first learn what love is from their parents. Let us remember to set a good example for children so that they learn to love others well.
Does your marriage need a bit of preventive maintenance? Even good marriages can benefit from periodic check-ups. Try this end-of-summer tune-up to keep your marriage running smoothly.
In the midst of arguments, fight against the problem and not against your spouse. Remember that you and your spouse are on the same team.
Newlywed Katie reflects on her first 58 days of marriage to Tommy. Through the graces of the Sacrament, bloggers Katie and Tommy have come to understand and love each other more deeply. Read Katie’s recent blog post for her touching thoughts on marriage.
When you feel frustrated, silence can sometimes be the better alternative. Think before you speak, and take time to decide how best to respond to your spouse.
In a recent address to young people present at World Youth Day, Pope Francis provides three important words for married couples to embrace on a daily basis. He explains that these words are essential for strengthening marriages.
Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades recently published an article in the blog of the Institute for Family Studies evaluating the effects of cohabitation on individuals, their relationships, and on society as a whole. The research indicates that cohabitation can negatively affect future marriages in profound ways.
In The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for a Catholic Man, Chet Collins provides humble and relatable advice for Catholic men transitioning from the dating stage to engagement, and finally to the early years of married life. This informative guide for men is sure to be intriguing.
Go out of your way today to encourage your spouse. Words of affirmation are a symbol of hope and love.
“Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions” (Lk 12:13-21). Let us remember today to be rich in love for God.
Eager to explore a new place? Find a local zoo or aquarium in your area and schedule an afternoon to go with your spouse.
Drop by a local yard and/or estate sale this summer with your spouse and purchase clothes, furniture, kids’ toys, etc. without breaking the bank!
Death is an unavoidable part of life. The deaths of two friends gave Josh an opportunity to reflect with his family on the end of life and our hope in the Resurrection and eternal life.
All relationships are unique; avoid comparing your marriage to other marriages, and remember to appreciate your spouse for who he/she is.
Summer is the prime season for berry picking. Plan to visit a farm with family members and make it a day trip!
Positivity is key for fruitful communication. Encourage your spouse often, and let kindness override criticism.
In moments when your spouse may feel discouraged, offer him/her words of affirmation.
“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Lk 11:1-13). Don’t be afraid to ask God for any and all special intentions.
Looking for an inexpensive date night at home? Google “fun and random date night questions” to ask your spouse!