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August 20, 2016

Even though family life can be stressful sometimes, remember to laugh and be joyful nonetheless.

August 19, 2016

Self-care is a must in order to properly care for others. Consider getting a massage or going for a jog today; encourage your spouse to do the same!

August 18, 2016

Do you remember where you and your spouse went on your first date? Revisit the location or re-create the scene.

August 17, 2016

If an issue arises in your marriage, communicate directly with your spouse. Talking with others about the problem will not solve it. Keep personal issues between you and your spouse.

August 16, 2016

Do not be afraid when loving another becomes challenging, for “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s learning to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene.

August 15, 2016

If something is weighing on you, go to your spouse for emotional and physical support. Remember that he/she is there for you!

August 14, 2016

“In this world you will have trouble; but take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). It can be discouraging for families to remain hopeful amidst daily violent occurrences. However, Jesus’ words in the Gospel today bring us hope.

August 13, 2016

God reveals Himself to us in mysterious ways. What are some of the ways that God has revealed Himself to you and your family members in the last year? Contemplate and make note of these.

Reality vs. “Infertility”

A recent lawsuit whereby four women are suing for infertility treatment provides an opportunity to reflect on Church teaching about fertility, infertility, children and marital love.

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.

August 12, 2016

Looking for a fun family night at home? Find old home videos and reminisce with family members. Don’t forget to watch wedding videos too!

How does “boomerang fathering” affect families and children?

In her recent article published on the University of Houston’s website, Marisa Ramirez discusses the findings from new research which studied “boomerang” fathering and female adolescent depression. The results indicate that even the ambivalent presence of a biological father could decrease stress and depression in adolescent girls.

August 11, 2016

Marriages and families glorify God! All words and actions between family members ought to reflect the joy and unconditional love of the Lord.

August 10, 2016

As long as the summer months are still here, embrace the warm weather! Drive to a local state park and go for a hike or long walk with your spouse.

August 9, 2016

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:

August 8, 2016

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.

August 7, 2016

“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.

August 6, 2016

Sunsets are one of the best things about summertime. Go out and watch the sunset this evening with family members and friends!

August 5, 2016

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!

Why is acceptance of marital infidelity growing?

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.

August 4, 2016

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.

Try a Five-Point Tune-Up For Your Marriage

Try a Five-Point Tune-Up For Your Marriage

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.

August 3, 2016

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.

Days Well Spent

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.

August 2, 2016

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.

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