Archive for ‘Marriage Resource Center’
(Reader’s Tip) Compromise, saying “yes,” and the occasional “you look beautiful” have made the last 26 years together a walk in the park.
In his first Audience of 2015, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of motherhood for children and all of society.
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.
A British newspaper looks at reasons why some people get divorced before the age of 30.
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.
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.
“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?
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?
“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.
“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.
“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!
The author uses real-life discernment and religious vocation stories to give parents advice on nurturing faith in their children.
“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.
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?
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.
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?
“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.
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.
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.
In his Angelus message on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis encouraged families to keep Jesus at the center of their lives.
The Christmas season can be a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones, feel alone, have no children, etc. Can you reach out today to someone and share the joy of Christmas with them?
Don’t put away your Christmas decorations yet! Remember that Christmas isn’t just a day, but a whole season. So keep singing those Christmas carols and rejoicing in the birth of Our Lord.
Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given. Rejoice with your family today at the best gift the world has ever received, Jesus Christ our Savior. Alleluia!
The prayer from the Christmas novena to St. Andrew is perfect for today, especially at Midnight Mass: “Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.” Into darkness and cold comes the true Light […]
During the upcoming Christmas season many travel to be with family. If you’re traveling or receiving visitors this Christmas, remember that it’s not just about presents but presence with others.