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January 15, 2015

The early years of marriage require adjustments and compromises. “My way is the right way” will only lock you into fights. Make sure it’s not always you or your spouse yielding to the will of the other.


January 14, 2015

Are you in the post-holiday doldrums? Go out of your way to do something nice for your spouse, or for a person in need. Love chases away gloom!


January 12, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Praying together as a couple and a family has carried us through some tough years. We always try to attend Mass together.


January 11, 2015

“And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:11) Let your spouse know when you are proud of them and why. It is important to show that you recognize what they are doing for you, your family, and others. They will appreciate your recognition […]


January 10, 2015

Tomorrow is the Baptism of the Lord. Do you know the date of your baptism, and that of your children? Consider celebrating those dates, and pray today for further graces of Baptism in your lives.


January 9, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Compromise, saying “yes,” and the occasional “you look beautiful” have made the last 26 years together a walk in the park.


Our Mother the Church and the Gift of Motherhood

In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.


January 8, 2015

Maybe your marriage is feeling wear and tear these days. Don’t throw in the towel! Try Retrouvaille or The Third Option. If you don’t need it, pass the information on to a couple who does.


What couples learn from divorce they could learn from marriage prep

A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.


January 7, 2015

Do you have a regular date night? It’s one of the keys to a satisfying marriage. It needn’t always involve money or going out but it should be a time set aside for meaningful conversation (not about money or the kids) and fun.


On Changing Plans

In her last post for For Your Marriage, Sara shares that she and Anthony are expecting a child in May 2015, and reflects on the past few months.


January 6, 2015

“Behold, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem.” (Mt 2:2). The wise still seek Jesus. What gifts of wisdom do you possess? A lesson learned from your childhood? A proverb that steers your life? A virtue to which you’ve struggled to be true?


January 5, 2015

The National Marriage Project identified 10 key factors linked to successfully combining marriage and parenthood. The first four are: shared housework, satisfying marital intimacy, marital generosity, and date nights. Do you have these covered?


January 4, 2015

“Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Mt 2:11) Do you and your family support the Church or any charities financially? If you are not in a position to donate money, offer gifts to the Lord through your service to others.


January 3, 2015

“On the 10th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me – 10 Lords-a-Leaping.” Leap to each other’s needs today. “No honey, let me serve YOU.” Laugh over the silliness of each trying to “out serve” the other.


January 2, 2015

“On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me – 9 Ladies Dancing.” When’s the last time you and your spouse have danced impromptu in the living room? Try it today – and see if it doesn’t make you smile!


Yes, God! What Ordinary Families Can Learn about Parenting from Today’s Vocation Stories

The author uses real-life discernment and religious vocation stories to give parents advice on nurturing faith in their children.


January 1, 2015

“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” (Lk 2:19) It’s a new year – a chance to start over. What’s one change you’d like to make for the better? Tell your spouse. He/she can keep you honest and accountable.


December 31, 2014

As this year ends, reminisce about highlights from 2014 with your family. What made them most happy, sad, angry, and afraid? How do you want to grow as a family in 2015?


Who Me, Pray?… With Her?

Who Me, Pray?… With Her?

How many times have you heard the suggestion to pray together as a couple? But how do you actually going about doing something that can seem strange and awkward, at least at first? Here are some practical tips.


December 30, 2014

As the close of the year draws nigh, is there anything you need to ask your family, especially your spouse, to forgive you for? Are there any relatives you need to forgive?


Restoration Work

“A marriage should be a place where problems can be shared without fear and truth can be expected without doubt.” Timothy and Donna share about a difficult little situation Donna was recently in, and the relief that came from sharing it with Tim.


December 29, 2014

When you meet at the end of your workday, connect with your spouse before beginning that evening’s chores and activities. Catch up on each other’s days, take a walk, say some prayers…fifteen minutes together can make a world of difference.


December 28, 2014

Today we celebrate the Holy Family: Joseph, Mary and Jesus. They are powerful intercessors for marriages and families! Pray to them today, and consider placing an image of the Holy Family in your home.


Jesus Brings the Generations Together

In his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged families to keep Jesus at the center of their lives.


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