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May 23, 2017

“Marriage is a public good, not just a private relationship. We have a public stake in healthy marriages….Our society suffers with the collapse of the relationship of the couple who brings a child into the world.” (Bill Doherty) Support others’ marriages too.

May 22, 2017

The Church remembers St. Rita of Cascia today. St. Rita suffered a difficult marriage and the deaths of her children. She is considered a patron for those undergoing marital difficulties. Learn about her today, and ask her prayers if you or others you know are struggling.

May 21, 2017

“Always be ready to give…a reason for your hope.” (1 Pt 3:15) And always be ready to speak of your love! Speaking kindly of one’s spouse strengthens the marriage bond. Look for opportunities to build each other up, both alone and in public.

May 20, 2017

Consider taking an adult education class together. It could be on technology, a book club, marriage enrichment, a Scripture study, or learning more about your faith. Don’t have time to go to a class? Send each other informative emails. Keep your minds alive and in sync.

May 19, 2017

Let fire reignite your love. Try a candlelit dinner, a backyard bonfire, sitting in front of a fireplace, light the house with candles. Be creative. Don’t forget to talk.

May 18, 2017

“It takes a certain quantity of time to catch the quality times. The time it takes to listen to a child’s worry may take less than a minute. Being there when the worry comes up may involve an entire day of just being around.” (Susan Vogt) Same goes for spouses.

May 17, 2017

Make time at the end of each day to share the highs and lows of your day with each other. Go beyond “just the facts” to how it made you feel. Ask questions; listen well.

May 16, 2017

“Have you anything here to eat?” (Lk 24:41) Eating together is not just about food but the nourishment of each other’s company. What’s your favorite way of dining – fast food, meat and potatoes, vegetarian, restaurant, picnics, candlelit at home…? Try it tonight.

May 15, 2017

The Church remembers St. Isidore today, a farmer. Growing food together can be a meaningful activity for a family – shared labor, shared rewards. Start small, with a potted herb or a few plants in the backyard.

May 14, 2017

“You are ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises’ of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9) God has called us all to be holy. How do you live this holiness out in your […]