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June 16, 2016

Daily challenges in family life sometimes seem unbearable and impossible to overcome. However, God leads us to sainthood in the midst of these crosses, so remember to ask Him for strength.

Summer Goals

A friend’s unexpected visit makes Justin and Sarah realize how much they enjoy–and need–outside company. Read how they decide to broaden their world.

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.

China’s Only Children in Marital Crisis

Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.

June 15, 2016

When feeling overly negative, write down something positive about your spouse.

June 14, 2016

Long car rides provide time for meaningful conversation. Go for a drive today and find out what is on your spouse’s mind.

Pope Francis Discusses Wedding at Cana

Pope Francis recalls the Wedding Feast at Cana, congratulating those celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries, and reminding all of Christ’s endless glory.

June 13, 2016

Friends are those we can celebrate with in joyful times and rely on in times of conflict. Be a friend to your spouse, and remind him/her that you are there no matter what happens.

June 12, 2016

“But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little” (Lk 7:36-50). Jesus reminds us today that there is always room for forgiveness when we truly love Him. Always love others, and seek forgiveness often.

June 11, 2016

The love between married couples reflects Christ’s love for the world. Remember today that you and your spouse are a witness of faith to society.

June 10, 2016

Have you ever made a list of your material needs versus wants? Throughout this summer, collaborate with family members and find items in your house to donate to a local shelter or charity.

June 9, 2016

We tend to gravitate towards those who are similar to us. However, God created us individually with different talents and strengths. Embrace and appreciate your spouse’s unique traits.

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.

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