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June 14, 2014

(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.


The Philosophy of Math

Is marriage about finding your “other half”? Tim and Donna use mathematics and hummus to discuss what it means to be whole, as a person and a couple.


June 13, 2014

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


June 12, 2014

(Reader’s Tip) Speak to your spouse the way you would to a stranger or a co-worker. Be kind.


The Heart of Christian Marriage

Pope Francis reflects on the three pillars of the spousal relationship: fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness and how they are exemplified in Christ’s love for the Church.


June 11, 2014

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 10, 2014

How big is your family? Who lives farthest away? Who haven’t you heard from in a while? Reconnect with a family member this week. In-laws count.


June 9, 2014

Do you tend to talk more than listen? Just for today, try to listen to your spouse as much as you talk to them.


June 8, 2014

“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 7, 2014

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


Becoming a Family

When Anthony and Sara enter the sacrament of marriage in a few months, they will not simply be starting their life together as a married couple but as a family. Anthony reflects on his future family with Sara in light of Pope St. John Paul II’s Letter to Families.


June 6, 2014

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?


June 5, 2014

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


The Family is the Domestic Church

In a brief address, Pope Francis recognized the family as the domestic Church and the challenges that the family faces.


June 4, 2014

(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 3, 2014

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?


June 2, 2014

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.


June 1, 2014

“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.


The Gift of Self: A Spiritual Companion for Separated and Divorced Faithful to the Sacrament of Marriage

What does divorce mean for the sacrament of marriage? Maria Pia Campanella explores how those who are separated or divorced can continue to live out their sacramental marriage as well as offers insight to those who are ministering to them.


May 31, 2014

“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.


Crafting Family Memories

As family vacation season approaches, Dennis reflects on the memories made at his family’s favorite vacation spot, and on the beauty of creation.


May 30, 2014

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.


The Family at the Heart of Development

In his recent address to the United Nations, Pontifical Council for the Family President Archbishop Paglia discussed the importance of the family as the center of society and human development. Marriage in the News writer Emily Macke outlines and reflects upon the five main points of his address.


May 29, 2014

What lifts up your spirit? A funny story, a good meal, a hug, a compliment? Lift up each other today.


May 28, 2014

“To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with me, and to consider others’ feelings and needs rather than insist on having my own way.” (#3, Family Pledge of Nonviolence) Could your family say “Yes” to this? World peace begins at home.


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