Archive for ‘Marriage Resource Center’
“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.
Make your spouse’s favorite dinner tonight – just to celebrate how much they mean to you.
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.
“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
Katie & Tommy’s marriage preparation class inspired some deep thoughts on the purpose of marriage, vocation, and even the meaning of life.
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.
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 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.
God provides when you least expect it. Stacey reflects on God’s care for her family before she and Joshua knew what to expect.
Start the day off right—plan a breakfast date this week or wake up early to surprise your spouse with breakfast in bed.
“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.
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.
Love is not proud. Be the first to extend the olive branch when disagreements arise.
On Fridays in Lent, we abstain from meat. Try abstaining from hurtful comments as well.
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.
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.
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.
“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 […]
Pope Francis called the family the “the first and most important school of mercy.” In what ways can you teach mercy in your family?
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.
On February 15, 2016, during his visit to Mexico, Pope Francis addressed a stadium of families regarding the beauty of family life.
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.
How much sleep you get can affect your mood. Try evaluating your sleep schedules with your spouse, and make getting enough rest a priority.
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.
It’s still cold out! Consider bringing blankets to a homeless shelter with your family.