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Mercy in Marriage

In her most recent post, Blogger Kathleen reflects on the unconditional love and mercy that God has for us. Read more to learn how marital love resembles Christ’s love for the world.

July 21, 2016

The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.

July 20, 2016

Adventurous dates are unpredictable; they provide the opportunity for couples to trust each other more, to embrace the uncertainty of their adventure, and to bond overall. Plan an adventurous date with your spouse!

July 19, 2016

Make time today to tell your spouse what you love about him/her. Be specific!

July 18, 2016

Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!

July 17, 2016

“Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing” (Lk 10:38-42). Put aside daily distractions today and make time to listen to Jesus.

July 16, 2016

After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.

July 15, 2016

Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!

Does religious devotion (or lack thereof) affect marriages and families?

Jenet Erickson recently published an article in Deseret News that evaluates the effects of religious devotion on society as a whole. The research indicates that strong religious participation positively impacts marriages and families.

July 14, 2016

Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.

July 13, 2016

Being at peace with the past is crucial for living in the present. This summer, clear out material items infused with memories that may be unhealthy for your marriage.

Busyness…The Thief of our Joy

Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.

July 12, 2016

Do you have an incomplete ‘to-do’ list from earlier in the year? Brainstorm a new list for the remaining summer months with your spouse.

July 11, 2016

Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.

July 10, 2016

“You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself (Lk 10:25-37). Jesus reminds us today that by loving others we love God. Let us remember to be compassionate towards others, especially family members, by seeing to meet their needs.

July 9, 2016

Writing provides time and space for deep reflections that may be hard to express verbally or in the moment. Consider keeping a journal where you and your spouse can write to each other privately.

July 8, 2016

Do you know what your spiritual gifts are? Consider taking the spiritual gifts quiz (google it) with your spouse and discern how to utilize those gifts actively in daily life.

July 7, 2016

The state of your soul and spiritual well-being affects your relationships with others. Turn to Christ for guidance in your marriage.

July 6, 2016

Enjoy reading? Check out the book list on the For Your Marriage website and choose one (or several) books to read and discuss with family members. (Search for “books”.)

Lord, it is good that we are here!

In his recent post, newlywed Tommy McGrady encourages readers to continue supporting married couples after their wedding day. Read Tommy’s reflections on the value of community and the power of prayer.

July 5, 2016

Summer months are the perfect time to reconnect with old friends. Plan to visit friends or “long-lost” relatives this summer.

July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day! Look up today’s local festivities in your area for the holiday and attend with family members.

July 3, 2016

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells us that “the Kingdom of God is at hand for you” (Lk 10:1-9). Be not afraid of doing God’s will, no matter what it may entail.

July 2, 2016

Summer weather is ideal for being outdoors. Begin an art project with your spouse outside, and don’t be afraid to make a mess!

July 1, 2016

How can your spouse feel more loved by you today? Ask him/her and act accordingly.

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