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A Striving-to-Be Holy Family Praying to The Holy Family

In their last post for For Your Marriage, Brooke reflects on the past 12 months: engagement, wedding, and newlywed life. She shares the role the Blessed Mother has played in her relationship with Timmy and how they are striving to emulate the Holy Family.


Cultivating Contentment in Newlywed Life

It’s often tempting to continually look ahead to the future and forget about the present moment. Newlywed Brooke reflects on savoring the moment by cultivating gratitude for her married life with Tim and God’s blessings at this time of their lives.


Scheduling Times for Prayer on our Wedding Day

When the wedding day finally comes, it may seem like there are a million things to do before the vows. But the most important thing, before hair appointments and centerpieces, is to pray! Newlywed Brooke writes about the importance of carving out time for prayer on her wedding day and the fruit that it brought.


Cultivating Relationships with Family and Friends

Being newly married carries with it the temptation of spending all your time with your new spouse. Brooke writes about the importance of being part of a wider community and how she and Timmy have been intentional about spending time with family and friends in the past few months.


Being Intentional about our Time as Newlyweds

Since getting married at the end of June, Brooke and Tim have been in a time of transition into a new home, new jobs, and a new way of life. Brooke shares three ways she and her new husband have been intentional in being present to each other in their married life.


The Main Event: The Wedding Liturgy

While wedding trends focus on the details of the wedding reception, the Church focuses on the details of the Nuptial Mass! Newly married Brooke writes about the readings and music she and her husband chose for their wedding Mass and the ways it has deepened their spiritual lives.


Relying on God in the Homestretch

As their wedding day approaches at the end of June, Brooke and Tim’s trust in God is stretched with a new job opportunity. Whatever the outcome of the present situation, the couple reflects on how their prayer life has been strengthened and renewed in this challenging time.


Marriage Preparation: Sharing Hearts and Homes

One of the most important parts of being engaged is the marriage preparation program. Tim writes about the choice he and Brooke made to regularly meet with a married mentor couple, two people who have taught them about married life not only through discussions but through their generous example of married love.


Starting a Family and Being Open to Life

From the moment a man and woman say their vows, they become a new family, and being a family includes the possibility of children. Soon-to-be-married Brooke reflects on what it means to be open to life both before and after her wedding.


Prayerfully Preparing for the Vocation of Marriage

Four simple ways engaged couples can stay focused through prayer on the Sacrament of Marriage.


Planning the Wedding: Stressful or Sacramental?

Planning a wedding can be stressful, for sure. But it’s also a special time of a couple’s life. Keeping the focus on the sacrament makes all the difference!


Meet the Future Mr. and Mrs. Foley

Welcome to our new engaged couple bloggers! Tim and Brooke are getting married this summer. In their first post, they share their how-we-met story and their beautiful proposal story. It will be a joy to follow them in their journey toward the Sacrament of Marriage!


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