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October 4, 2017

On her wedding day, a bride listed ten of her husband’s faults she would overlook for the sake of their marriage. On their 50th anniversary, she revealed that she never actually made the list; she just kept overlooking irritations! Overlook a fault today.


October 3, 2017

Love in marriage is a gift from God and a call to holiness. How can you make Christ present to your spouse today?


October 2, 2017

October is Respect Life Month. We are reminded to value all human life and creation, especially the unborn, the poor, and the vulnerable. As a family, consider making a donation of goods, time, or money to a group that helps those in need.


October 1, 2017

Jesus challenges the chief priests and scribes in today’s Gospel with the parable of the two sons. In what areas of your life do you have difficulty accepting the Lord’s will? Pray for the grace to follow His call wholeheartedly – remember, it is always better late than never.


Expectant Joy: A Prayer of the Domestic Church Celebrating the Gift of Life

Pregnancy is a time of waiting and anticipation as a family prepares for the arrival of its newest member. “Expectant Joy” is a prayer book designed to walk families through each trimester and help them spiritually prepare for a new baby.


September 30, 2017

Can social media harm your marriage? Set clear boundaries when it comes to using technology in your home. Instead, make time for quality time with your spouse.


September 29, 2018

Today we celebrate the feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the presence of the angels in our daily lives. Pray for their protection and guidance for your family.


September 28, 2017

“Not only do I love my son’s mother, I exalt her as a queen.” (Rosario Slack) Do your children hear how much you esteem your spouse? This goes both ways, for both husbands and wives.


September 28, 2017

“Not only do I love my son’s mother, I exalt her as a queen.” (Rosario Slack) Do your children hear how much you esteem your spouse? This goes both ways, for both husbands and wives.


September 27, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Fall more in love every day. Don’t ever let the romance stop. Buy flowers often.


September 26, 2017

“What were you arguing about?…If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last.” (Mk 9:33, 35) This teaching of Jesus parallels the perennial marital argument about who is right. Arguments can often be shortened if you can give up the need to be right – every time.


September 25, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) The best advice I was given at our wedding was, “Your children will learn how to love not by the love you show them but by the love you show each other.”


September 24, 2017

“Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Mt 20:16) In order for your marriage to be first, you must often put yourself last. In what areas of your life are you putting yourself before your marriage in a way that is detrimental to your spouse and family?


September 23, 2017

“I wish to speak of the love which God lavishes upon us and which we in turn must share with others.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Choose a person today to lavish love on who may not appear to deserve it.


September 22, 2017

Don’t complain about anyone or anything today, even if it’s legitimate. A non-complaining/whining spouse is nicer to be around. Maybe you can hold off complaining for two days…


6 Ways to Keep the Flame of Marital Love Alive

Marital love is like a fire, Kathleen writes – it’s powerful, but must be tended to intentionally, with care and effort. Here are 6 steps to help you stroke the fire of love, intimacy, and fidelity in your marriage.


September 20, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) 50% of a marriage is finding the right person. The other 50% is being the right person.


September 19, 2017

“He is near who upholds my right…let us appear together.” (Isaiah 50:7-8) When was the last time you came to the defense of your beloved? It’s nice to know you support each other always.


September 18, 2017

“Who do people say that I am?” (Mk 8:27) Just as our public persona does not always reflect our true self, spouses are privy to the hidden truth/weaknesses of each other. What do you know about your beloved that perhaps no one else does? Honor this privileged information.


September 17, 2017

“Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.’” (Mt 18:21-22) Forgiving someone who has hurt you – even siblings, parents, a spouse – can be a long process. Today, pray for the grace […]


September 16, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) Are your grown children starting to think about marriage? Pray that God will lead them to the right person. Encourage them to pray, too.


September 15, 2017

“Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28) You may not need this Scripture right now, but you’ll need it sometime. Hang on to these words of comfort when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Be Jesus’s comfort to your beloved.


September 14, 2017

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16) God’s love is a sacrificial love. Are you willing to make sacrifices for your beloved?


Stewardship in Marriage

In marriage, God entrusts us with the care of a spouse, children, and physical belongings. What is the most appropriate way to lovingly and responsibly handle these gifts? Mary Jo reflects on the concept of stewardship in her married life and how she and her husband work to cultivate it.


September 13, 2017

“The families of migrants, especially in the case of manual workers and farm workers, should be able to find a homeland everywhere in the church.” (Familiaris Consortio) Does your family know any migrants from another country? Find one or two and invite them to dinner.


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