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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.
The summer months allow extra time for prayer. Schedule additional prayer time with family members.
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!
Make time today to tell your spouse what you love about him/her. Be specific!
Arranging a family friendly movie night? Turn on an old black and white film, or maybe a classic starring Jimmy Stewart!
“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.
After an argument, it can be easy to jump to conclusions; instead, be cautious and seek to understand where your spouse is coming from.
Do you or your spouse enjoy cooking? Spend some time preparing a meal together, and make it a date night!
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.
Summer months are a great time for picking up new hobbies. Collaborate with your spouse and brainstorm ideas for new potential activities.
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.
Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.
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.
Summer is the perfect time for travel (even if brief) – plan a pilgrimage to a local religious site with family members.
“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.
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.
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.
The state of your soul and spiritual well-being affects your relationships with others. Turn to Christ for guidance in your marriage.
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”.)
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.
Summer months are the perfect time to reconnect with old friends. Plan to visit friends or “long-lost” relatives this summer.
Happy Independence Day! Look up today’s local festivities in your area for the holiday and attend with family members.
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.
Summer weather is ideal for being outdoors. Begin an art project with your spouse outside, and don’t be afraid to make a mess!
How can your spouse feel more loved by you today? Ask him/her and act accordingly.