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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

O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care…” Today begins the 8 days of “O Antiphons” leading up to Christmas Eve. Pray the O Antiphons or sing a verse of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” each day leading up to Christmas.