Tips and Advice
Daily Marriage Tip
Daily Marriage Tip for February 27, 2017:
Lent is just a few days away. Have you spoken yet with your spouse about ideas to grow spiritually this Lent? Set aside time to do so today, and talk about how you can encourage each other.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 26, 2017:
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?” Jesus asks his disciples (Mt 6:27). (The answer is “no.”) What do you get anxious about? Share it with your spouse. Pray together for the gift of peace.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 25, 2017:
(Reader’s Tip) Talk behind your spouse’s back…to God. If there is something your spouse is struggling with or trying to discern, your prayers on their behalf are very important.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 24, 2017:
“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” (Mk 1:15) Any two people who live as closely as husband and wife are bound to emotionally hurt each other at times. It may be a careless word or wanting your way. Don’t be too proud to repent. “I’m sorry” is the first step; making amends is the next.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 23, 2017:
Lent is approaching. Is there a bad habit that you would like to eliminate? Anything you wouldn’t want to teach your children to do? Lent and your children can give you the motivation to let go of it. Ask your spouse for help.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 22, 2017:
Communication tip: Agree in advance that when a conversation gets heated, either spouse can call a “time out.” Take at least 20 minutes to cool down and process what was said before regrouping and continuing the discussion.
Daily Marriage Tip for February 21, 2017:
Married couples and priests need each other. Is there a priest in your life – your pastor, or a former teacher? – whom you could invite to dinner, or to a family event? Or make a point of remembering his ordination anniversary or birthday.