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June 16, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) The most important thing for a long and happy marriage is to be friends with your spouse. You need to have a friend who always has your back, no matter what comes up.


June 15, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) I look at my husband’s body language and can tell whether he’s tense or feeling “beat up” after a long day at work. I usually give him a neck and head massage. How can you be responsive to the needs of your spouse today?


June 14, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Spend time every day thinking of reasons you love your spouse. You’ll never struggle to remember why you married him or her.


June 13, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Choose your battles. Every little thing isn’t worth an argument.


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.


June 12, 2017

“Marriage, then, is to be a school for nurturing gratitude…and for openness to the gifts of God that are proper to marriage.” (Marriage: Life and Love in the Divine Plan) How do you show gratitude for gifts in your marriage?


June 11, 2017

“Encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Cor 13:11) How can you work to bring about peace in your interactions with your family today? A kind word, a moment of patience, a listening ear – all of these can bring […]


June 10, 2017

It’s wedding season! Are you sending a card to a new bride and groom? Include your favorite tip for a happy marriage—it can be serious, humorous or thought-provoking.


June 8, 2017

Do you tend to talk more than listen? Today, make the effort to listen to your spouse as much as you talk to them.


June 7, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Praise your spouse for something today, even if it’s something small.


June 6, 2017

Scripture tells us to “humbly regard others as more important than yourselves” (Phil 2:3). What act of humility can you practice in your marriage today?


Relying on God in the Homestretch

As their wedding day approaches at the end of June, Brooke and Tim’s trust in God is stretched with a new job opportunity. Whatever the outcome of the present situation, the couple reflects on how their prayer life has been strengthened and renewed in this challenging time.


June 5, 2017

At times, we all need our space to refresh and recharge. Do you and your spouse have a place where you can each go for some alone time?


June 4, 2017

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit.” (Acts 2:4) What are the different gifts that you and your spouse have been given? Affirm the gifts of your spouse today.


June 3, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) We serve each other when we least feel like it. It is the small sacrifices like running to the store to get a treat for your spouse when you’d rather stay home.


June 2, 2017

“Grandparents enrich the life of their families. They should be cherished, not merely tolerated.” (Follow the Way of Love) What have you learned about marriage from an older family member?


Pope Francis Addresses the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations

In his June 1 address to the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, the Holy Father emphasized the influence the family has on social, economic, and political spheres of life. “There is no better ally for the integral progress of society than to favor the presence of families in the social fabric,” he said.


June 1, 2017

Parenting can feel all-consuming, especially if you have young children. Periodically take time to visit a friend, renew a hobby and, especially, reconnect with your spouse. You will feel refreshed and more responsive to your children.


A Grandparent’s Gift of Memories: A Pilgrimage With the Saints

Grandparents are indispensable members of every family. Inspired by the words of Pope Francis and her time as a medical social worker, Nancy Groves’ workbook provides a space for grandparents to bless their grandchildren with their treasured memories, life experience, wisdom, and love.


Family Ties

After the passing of his grandmother, Josh reflects on the love his grandmother had for the faith and her family. Family ties bond us stronger than we may realize, both in this life and the next.


May 31, 2017

“Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste.” (Lk 1:39) Mary lost no time in going to her cousin Elizabeth. Do you “travel” to meet your beloved’s needs “in haste”? Taking Mary as your model, try responding without hesitation today to requests from your spouse.


May 30, 2017

Make time alone for a “speed” date (any small amount of time you have alone). Walking from the car to the storefront could be a “speed date”. Hold hands. Laugh together.


May 29, 2017

Memorial Day is a time for picnics and parades. But why? It is only because others have given their lives for us that we get a holiday. Have you or any of your relatives served in the armed services? For whom and for what cause would you give your life?


May 28, 2017

“All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer.” (Acts 1:14) Plan to spend time praying with your spouse today. Prayer builds marital unity.


May 27, 2017

Whose fault was your last fight? Maybe it clearly was one of you, but more often it’s a combination of misunderstanding, forgetting to do something, and spouses having different expectations. To resolve an argument, look at what you contributed more than what your spouse did wrong.


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