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Thriving Marriages, 2nd edition

John Yzaguirre, Ph.D., and his wife Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M. Div., provide a how-to guide for married couples who want to keep their marriages strong. By incorporating spiritual and psychological approaches, the authors outline factors that affect marital relationships overall. Looking for ways to strengthen your marriage? Check out this book!

What is Your Marital Spirituality?

Marriage is both Christological and Trinitarian – big words that just mean that married couples have a privileged role of imaging both Christ’s love and God’s fruitful communion. What a high calling!

June 30, 2016

Are you and your spouse writers? Consider starting a blog together, or even writing a novel! Brainstorm topics to write about.

June 29, 2016

Honesty is key for cultivating trust in relationships. Have faith in your spouse’s love for you and share what you need to share.

June 28, 2016

Love is a choice, not a feeling. Choose to love your spouse today, especially when it is challenging.

June 27, 2016

Looking to travel this summer? Make a bucket list of the places you and your spouse wish to visit, and plan a getaway!

June 26, 2016

“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God” (Lk 9:51-52). We are reminded today that by following Christ we desert our old ways. Live fully in the present.

June 25, 2016

Escape the noise of daily life and plan a camping trip with your spouse to a quiet destination.

June 24, 2016

Listening requires humility. Listen to your spouse even when it is difficult for you to do so.

Marital Love Is Like Fine Wine- It Gets Better With Time

In her new blog post, Kathleen reminds readers of Christ’s constant presence in marriages. She compares marital love to her family vineyard, explaining that marriages are the fruit, and Christ the vine. Read more for Kathleen’s reflections on married and divine love.

June 23, 2016

A sense of belonging in a community is essential for fostering relationships. Look up community events in the area and participate in activities with family members!

June 22, 2016

The Lord patiently waits to hear about our joys and struggles. Set aside time to pray with your spouse for all your family’s intentions.“Call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” (Jer.29:12).

June 21, 2016

Gratefulness at the end of each day fosters genuine happiness. Make a list with family members of what you are thankful for today.

Pope Reflects on Amoris Laetitia: Respect, Conversion, and Witness

In a recent reflection on Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis reminds all to be compassionate towards others, to remain humble, and to witness the inspiring and faithful love of elderly married couples.

A Life Well Lived

Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.

June 20, 2016

Music is life-giving and it unites us with others. Listen to an album that you and your spouse enjoy, or play some music together!

June 19, 2016

“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Lk 9:18-24). Jesus reminds us today that loving Him requires immense sacrifice. Be not afraid when encountering trials.

June 18, 2016

Summer is the time for fun! Find a church-sponsored barbeque or festival in your area and attend it with your spouse.

June 17, 2016

Spend time outside today: go for a jog or a long walk with your spouse.

June 16, 2016

Daily challenges in family life sometimes seem unbearable and impossible to overcome. However, God leads us to sainthood in the midst of these crosses, so remember to ask Him for strength.

Summer Goals

A friend’s unexpected visit makes Justin and Sarah realize how much they enjoy–and need–outside company. Read how they decide to broaden their world.

Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time

As Stacey and Josh’s family experiences, very little is truly routine in family life.

China’s Only Children in Marital Crisis

Tracy You recently published an article in Daily Mail that evaluates the effect of the one-child family policy on divorce rates of couples born in 1980. The interference of parents could be possible contributor to increased divorce rates. Nonetheless, divorce is becoming more common amongst ‘post-80s’ Chinese couples.

June 15, 2016

When feeling overly negative, write down something positive about your spouse.

June 14, 2016

Long car rides provide time for meaningful conversation. Go for a drive today and find out what is on your spouse’s mind.

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