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February 3, 2015

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child…when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways.” (1 Cor 13:11) Reminisce about your respective childhoods. Name one childhood trait that serves you well and one childish trait that stresses your marriage.


The Hope of the Family: A Dialogue with Gerhard Cardinal Muller

A great read in preparation for the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family! The interview format features highly relevant Q&As with the Cardinal responsible for the Vatican’s doctrine office.


February 2, 2015

Every person experiences a time when they understand the prophesy that Simeon said to Mary, “And a sword will pierce your own soul also.” (Luke 2:34) Do you know someone who needs consoling? Are you that person today?


February 1, 2015

“Love is a decision” is a maxim from the Marriage Encounter (ME) movement. As wonderful as marriage can be, it’s not always lived on an emotional high. Some days, we must just decide to love. The feelings will eventually follow.


January 31, 2015

St. John Bosco is the patron saint of young people. If you are raising adolescents and teens, ask this kindly saint for wisdom…and a healthy sense of humor!


Life’s Highs and Lows

”A life lived in relationship with one another and with God will most certainly have its ups and downs, highs and lows.” Dennis reflects on how necessary it is to take time to reflect on our ups and downs in life in order to see where God is present in our lives.


January 30, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Every night we ask each other forgiveness for the things we didn’t appreciate or for the things we did wrong or if we’ve offended each other.


Pope to Fathers: Be Present in Your Children’s Lives

Fathers, do you play with your kids? Pope Francis encourages all fathers to be present in their children’s lives.


January 29, 2015

“If one part [of the body] is honored, all the parts share its joy.” (1 Corinthians 12:26) What about your beloved’s physical appearance do you find especially attractive? Share that with him or her.


Does Pornography Affect Men’s Decision Whether to Marry?

A recent study suggests that men’s use of pornography can not only threaten an already existing marriage but might also be lessening their likelihood of marrying at all.


January 28, 2015

Perhaps your children are grown and it’s just the two of you again. Has your attention to each other grown stale or routine? Take up a new hobby, sport, or volunteer effort together.


January 27, 2015

Cook a special dinner together even if it’s an ordinary night. Recall a special meal you shared during your courtship.


Six Months To Go!

New engaged blogger Megan writes about getting her and her fiancé’s rings blessed, a traditional part of engagement in Chile, where they currently live.


Transmitting the Faith: the Important Role of Women

In his daily homily, Pope Francis encouraged women in their important role of passing down the faith to the children in their care.


January 26, 2015

The internet and social media can enrich our lives, but they can also threaten your marriage. It’s not only pornography or finding old flames on Facebook, but also the time taken from interaction with your beloved. Agree on mutual limits to screen time.


January 25, 2015

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” (Mk 1:17) Christ is continually calling us to follow him. To what is He calling you and your spouse to right now?


January 24, 2015

St. Francis de Sales’ spiritual classic, “Introduction to the Devout Life,” was written to encourage men and women to live holy lives in the midst of their daily occupations. Remember: you are called to holiness!


Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love

In his message for the 49th World Communications Day, Pope Francis highlights the family’s unique role as the place in which all humans first learn to communicate. In this capacity the family has the privilege of teaching its members how to carry the witness of loving communication into the larger society.


Homily at the Final Mass of the Apostolic Visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines

Pope Francis reflected on the image of the Holy Child Jesus, who he said reminds us of our identity as children of God. He also spoke of the need to protect families in our world today and welcome children as Christ did.


January 23, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) Every anniversary we write love letters to each other and take a “couple” picture. Put them together in a binder to treasure for years to come.


January 22, 2015

Today on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we remember the lives lost to abortion. The family is the “sanctuary of life.” Pray with your family for an end to abortion, and for those grieving a child lost to abortion.


Pope Francis’s Address to the Diplomatic Corps

Pope Francis reflected on the need to build societies upon the foundations of human values and rights, insisting that the family has a fundamental role in doing so.


January 21, 2015

The National Marriage Project identified 10 key factors linked to successfully combining marriage and parenthood. The last three are: the support of friends and family, a sound economic foundation, and quality family time. Which is your weakest?


January 20, 2015

(Reader’s Tip) I try once a day to write my wife a text or a note to tell her I love her. She does the same for me.


January 19, 2015

Couples separated by distance have blessings and challenges. Absence can make the heart grow fonder, but it can also cause loneliness and temptations. Plan ways to keep close even when you’re far away.


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