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March 6, 2016

“Whoever is in Christ is a new creation” (2 Cor 5:17). The Sacrament of Confession is a wonderful gift in which God offers us the opportunity to be made new. Consider going with your family this week.

March 5, 2016

Make your spouse’s favorite dinner tonight – just to celebrate how much they mean to you.

March 4, 2016

Studies show that arguing/fighting is helpful for the growth of a couple when both persons feel understood. Keep a listening ear open when disagreements arise, and be gentle.

March 3, 2016

“Love is not easy, it is not easy, but the most beautiful thing is when a man and a woman can offer each other true love and offer it for life.” – Pope Francis

Why Marry Tommy? It’s What I’m Made For

Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.

March 2, 2016

Lenten check-in, week 4: We are half-way through Lent. Use this milestone as the opportunity to encourage your family to approach your Lenten resolutions with renewed vigor.

March 1, 2016

Not all impulses are bad! Next time you have a good impulse to be affectionate to your spouse, act on it, even if it’s something small!

A Short Guide to Praying as a Family

A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.

Speaking of Money and God’s Care

God provides when you least expect it. Stacey reflects on God’s care for her family before she and Joshua knew what to expect.

February 29, 2016

Start the day off right—plan a breakfast date this week or wake up early to surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed.

February 28, 2016

“Therefore, whoever thinks he is standing secure should take care not to fall.” (1 Cor 10:12) We can find many sources of security in our lives: God, family, money, jobs, etc. What makes you feel most secure? Is it truly reliable? Talk with your spouse about it.

February 27, 2016

Humor is often the best medicine. Learning to laugh and not taking ourselves too seriously can make life more enjoyable for us and our family.

February 25, 2016

Love is not proud. Be the first to extend the olive branch when disagreements arise.

February 26, 2016

On Fridays in Lent, we abstain from meat. Try abstaining from hurtful comments as well.

February 24, 2016

Lenten check-in, week 3: How are your Lenten resolutions deepening your relationship with God and family? Ask everyone to share the fruit of their Lenten journey so far.

Can Religion Strengthen Marriage in America? Leaders in MN Respond.

Mitch Pearlstein, PhD recently published a report through the Center of the American Experiment which sought to answer the question of whether or not America’s religious traditions can in fact strengthen marriage. And Minnesota leaders said yes.

February 23, 2016

Consider doing a “feet-up”: when your spouse gets home from work, have them put their feet up and relax, and do their usual evening chores for them.

February 21, 2016

“Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an act of righteousness.” (Gn 15:6). Placing our faith in God is not easy and requires us to relinquish our own wills to His. What is an example of how you trusted God? Talk with your spouse about the peace that accompanied […]

February 20, 2016

Pope Francis called the family the “the first and most important school of mercy.” In what ways can you teach mercy in your family?

Do People Still Think Monogamy is Essential to Marriage?

In Tech Insider, Kelly Dickerson takes a look at the concept of monogamy (fidelity) within marriage and whether or not that concept retains its relevance in current society.

Meeting with Families during Apostolic Journey to Mexico

On February 15, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis addressed a stadium of families regarding the beauty of family life.

Pope and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Issue First Ever Joint Declaration

On February 12, 2016, Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch H.H. Kirill issued the first ever joint declaration between the two Churches. Speaking on topics from Christian persecution in the Middle East to the importance of family in society, they sought to emphasize the areas of unity between the two Churches.

February 19, 2016

How much sleep you get can affect your mood. Try evaluating your sleep schedules with your spouse, and make getting enough rest a priority.

Does Your Marriage Produce Good Fruit?

Marriage grows out of the love of the two spouses, which must be rooted in Christ. Find out how weeds can spring up around your marriage and the importance of nurturing your married love.

February 18, 2016

It’s still cold out! Consider bringing blankets to a homeless shelter with your family.

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