Tips and Advice
Daily Marriage Tip
Daily Marriage Tip for December 7, 2016:
Surprise your honey with an early Christmas gift. It doesn’t have to be expensive—fix his favorite dish or give her a back massage.
Daily Marriage Tip for December 6, 2016:
St. Nick was a secretive giver. Is there anything nice you can hide for your spouse to find later in the day? A treat? A note? A chore finished? Be creative.
Daily Marriage Tip for December 5, 2016:
Tomorrow is St. Nick’s Day, which means that many parents will put a treat in their child’s shoe tonight. Even if you don’t have a child living with you, consider treating a child whose parents may not. Planning together for ways to help others can draw you closer as a couple.
Daily Marriage Tip for December 4, 2016:
“John (the Baptist) appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Mt 3:1) In any marriage hurts are inevitable. It may not be major, like a sin, but often small, like a pinch. Is there anything to forgive today?
Daily Marriage Tip for December 3, 2016:
“Children benefit from our ‘presence’ more than our ‘presents’” (Raising Kids Who Will Make a Difference). During this Advent, ponder the tone that time with your spouse, children, and extended family will take during the upcoming Christmas season.
Daily Marriage Tip for December 2, 2016:
If your parish or employer has a Giving Tree, take your children with you when you buy the gift. Or at least, let them help you wrap it. Your example of helping others will speak more loudly than any words.
Daily Marriage Tip for December 1, 2016:
What’s your spouse’s primary love language – Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, or Physical Touch? (Take the test here!) Is yours the same or different?