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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.


The Rosary, A Spiritual Weapon for Families

The Rosary is a powerful prayer, especially when you’re praying for your family. Dennis writes about how he and his “fellow warrior,” his wife Mary Jo, have taken up a daily Rosary to intercede for their marriage and their children.


The Couple that Prays Together Is Happier Together

It’s been said that “the couple who prays together stays together.” Recently, the Institute for Family Studies published an essay that affirms this truth. A significant number of couples who pray and attend church together report being happier than couples who do not attend church together.


The Power of a Couple Holy Hour

For nearly every week of their married life, Kathleen and Troy have made a Holy Hour as a couple, even when physically separated by distance. Kathleen reflects on the abundance of graces she and her family have received through intentional time spent with our Lord in prayer.


10 Pointers for Prayer

10 Pointers for Prayer

Finding time for prayer can seem impossible. Amid the busyness of family life, how can one respond to God’s ongoing invitation to speak with and listen to Him? Here are ten pointers to help you do just that.


Be Still…

The noise of daily life can be tiring and distracting. On his annual retreat at a nearby monastery, Dennis reflects on the beauty of silence and creation, two important ways the Lord speaks to us.


Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

Stations of the Cross for Marriages and Families

The Stations of the Cross are a revered Lenten tradition. These reflections for the Stations are written especially for married couples and families, to help them follow Christ on the Way of the Cross.


Prayerfully Preparing for the Vocation of Marriage

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


Teaching Transcendence

The encounter with the transcendent is a crucial part of human life. Josh reflects on the experiences of nature that have inspired contemplation of God and the current practices in his family that foster wonder and awe.


Saint Joseph: My New Patron Saint

Saint Joseph: My New Patron Saint

A husband and expectant father reflects on the lessons we can all learn from St. Joseph, especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons.


The Importance of Silence

It’s hard to find “silent time” in the midst of family life – but it is worth it! Mary Jo gives some pointers on prioritizing a life of prayer.


Busyness…The Thief of our Joy

Overwhelmed by the “busyness” of daily life? In her most recent blog post, Mary Jo provides insights for attaining peace within family life.


Lord, it is good that we are here!

In his recent post, newlywed Tommy McGrady encourages readers to continue supporting married couples after their wedding day. Read Tommy’s reflections on the value of community and the power of prayer.


A Life Well Lived

Dennis Weiss reflects on his mother’s inspiring love and devotion to the Lord. Although she recently passed away, Weiss explains how courageous and gracious she was, how she impacted others, and how she united all of her family members at the end. Read more for Weiss’ touching thoughts on his mother’s unconditional, lifelong faith.


Growing Closer to the Heart

Life is often chaotic, leaving little time to invest in relationships. Find out how engaged couple Tommy and Katie (who are getting married on Saturday!) remain grounded in their love for one another.


“Let the Children Come to Me”

Dennis reflects on the innocence and purity of a child’s prayer. His experiences as a grandfather have encouraged him to renew a childlike trust in God. He challenges us to do the same.


A Short Guide to Praying as a Family

A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.


Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Lenten Resolutions for Married Couples, Inspired by Pope Francis

Looking for Lenten resolutions to do with your spouse? Try these, inspired by Pope Francis!


“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Three: Mercy is Slow to Anger and Quick to Forgive

“Marriage and Mercy” Retreat Day Three: Mercy is Slow to Anger and Quick to Forgive

Quotes for reflection: “Merciful and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.” (Psalm 103:8) “Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret: don’t let a day end without asking forgiveness, without peace returning to our home, to our family. It is normal for husband and wife to quarrel…perhaps you were mad, […]


Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

Marriage Retreat #3: “Marriage and Mercy”

This National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14), spend some quality prayer time with our spouse, using our virtual marriage retreat. The theme this year is “Marriage and Mercy.”


Homily on the Feast of the Holy Family

Pope Francis encouraged families to go on pilgrimage together and to make their homes places of prayer, drawing from the readings for the Feast of the Holy Family.


Celebrating Advent as a Family

Celebrating Advent as a Family

The Advent season this year begins on Sunday, November 27th. How does your family celebrate Advent? Here is a list of time-honored traditions to prepare your hearts and home for the coming of the Christ Child.


Dealing with the Empty Nest, with Prayer

Are you an empty-nest parent? Dennis and Mary Jo found themselves at that stage of life recently. Dennis writes that the best gift he can give his children now is praying for them.


Address to Teams of our Lady

Speaking to a lay movement of married couples and priests, Pope Francis exhorted families to be missionaries and to model a vibrant marital spirituality.


On Praying as a Family

In his audience today, Pope Francis exhorted the family to pray together, giving them practical tips to do so.


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