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The Power of a Couple Holy Hour

For nearly every week of their married life, Kathleen and Troy have made a Holy Hour as a couple, even when physically separated by distance. Kathleen reflects on the abundance of graces she and her family have received through intentional time spent with our Lord in prayer.


June 21, 2017

Remember that your marriage is a covenant that involves God, husband, and wife. Take time each day to pray for God’s help in loving your spouse. Give thanks daily for the gift of your family!


Millennials Who Marry Before Having Children More Likely to Thrive Financially

“In general, Millennials who marry first are more likely to be on track to realizing the American Dream than those who put childbearing first.” A recent report released by the Institute for Family Studies and the American Enterprise Institute found that Millennials who earn at least a high school diploma, work a full time job, and get married before having children are financially better off than peers who do not follow this sequence.


June 20, 2017

Choose a virtue to practice today. Don’t tell anybody what it is but consider charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, or generosity.


June 19, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) If you do something wrong, don’t say, “I’m sorry,” which doesn’t need a response. Say, “Will you forgive me?” The other spouse has to say “yes” or “no.” If “no,” you need to talk.


June 18, 2017

“The one who feeds on me will have life because of me.” (Jn 6:57) Today on Corpus Christi, give thanks together for the Bread of Life Jesus offers us at every Mass. It is truly food for the journey. Pray for all fathers today, especially your own.


June 17, 2017

Every once in a while surprise your spouse with a gesture of kindness, such as a cup of coffee or help with the dishes.


June 16, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) The most important thing for a long and happy marriage is to be friends with your spouse. You need to have a friend who always has your back, no matter what comes up.


June 15, 2017

(Reader’s Tip) I look at my husband’s body language and can tell whether he’s tense or feeling “beat up” after a long day at work. I usually give him a neck and head massage. How can you be responsive to the needs of your spouse today?


June 14, 2017

(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.


June 13, 2017

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


Fathers and Daughters

When he walks his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, Dennis reminisces about her childhood and their memories together. He reflects on his role as father and the ways it has changed over the years.


June 12, 2017

“Marriage, then, is to be a school for nurturing gratitude…and for openness to the gifts of God that are proper to marriage.” (Marriage: Life and Love in the Divine Plan) How do you show gratitude for gifts in your marriage?


June 11, 2017

“Encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.” (2 Cor 13:11) How can you work to bring about peace in your interactions with your family today? A kind word, a moment of patience, a listening ear – all of these can bring […]


June 10, 2017

It’s wedding season! 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 9, 2017

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 with a phone call, video call, or even a hand-written letter. In-laws count.


June 8, 2017

Do you tend to talk more than listen? Today, make the effort to listen to your spouse as much as you talk to them.


June 7, 2017

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


June 6, 2017

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?


Relying on God in the Homestretch

As their wedding day approaches at the end of June, Brooke and Tim’s trust in God is stretched with a new job opportunity. Whatever the outcome of the present situation, the couple reflects on how their prayer life has been strengthened and renewed in this challenging time.


June 5, 2017

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


June 4, 2017

“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 3, 2017

(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 2, 2017

“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?


Pope Francis Addresses the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations

In his June 1 address to the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, the Holy Father emphasized the influence the family has on social, economic, and political spheres of life. “There is no better ally for the integral progress of society than to favor the presence of families in the social fabric,” he said.


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