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Family Life and Parenting

Family Dynamics

Since everyone comes from a family, marriage brings together not only husband and wife, but also brothers, sisters, in-laws, and extended family members. These new relationships can bring joy and a rich sense of belonging to a couple, but they can also be challenging to navigate at times. In addition, it’s important for spouses to recognize how their family of origin affects their assumptions, behaviors, and values, in order to best relate to one’s spouse who may have had a very different upbringing.

Daily Marriage Tip

“I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 16: 18) In marriage we hold the keys to each other’s heart. Spouses should also know each other’s Internet passwords lest one be tempted to lock out the other from personal conversations.