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Family prayer idea: family members take turns saying something they’re thankful for, sorry for, and need prayers for. Not only will you pray together, but you’ll learn what is on your loved one’s hearts.

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In the everyday love of husband and wife, parents and children, the Christian family participates in the prophetic, priestly and kingly mission of Jesus. (See John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 50) What a high calling!

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Which temperament are you? What about your spouse and children? Learning about temperaments can aid with self-knowledge, communication, and empathy.

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Have you gone on a date with your spouse recently? It doesn’t have to be fancy or super-creative, but scheduling dates affirms your desire to keep your relationship strong.

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Mary and Joseph took Jesus “up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord” (Luke 2:22). All parents receive their children from the Lord and must “present” them back to Him, recognizing that ultimately they belong to God and find their identity in Him.

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Lent starts in ten days! Discuss with your spouse about how you want to observe Lent this year, both individually and as a family.

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“No prophet is accepted in his own native place.” (Lk 4:24) Sometimes the hardest place to evangelize and witness to Christ is within our own families. Even Jesus was misunderstood by those in his hometown. Pray today for the grace to share the truth in love even with your family members.

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Balancing the budget tip: decide together on your long-term goals (house, education, retirement, etc.) and base your monthly budget around those. Keeping the big picture in mind helps make saving and scrimping easier.

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Have a quick temper? Try counting to ten inside your head before saying something you’ll regret later. Taking a deep breath helps regain peace, too.

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One of the spiritual works of mercy is “counsel the doubtful.” Is your spouse feeling doubtful or unsure about something, maybe work or a big decision? Take time to listen, understand and (if requested) offer advice.

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Another practical way to help the poor this month: instead of eating out once, make a simple dinner together at home and send the money you saved to a local food pantry.

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“The two dimensions of conjugal union, the unitive and the procreative, cannot be artificially separated without damaging the deepest truth of the conjugal act itself.” – St. John Paul II, Letter to Families, no. 12. The Church’s teaching on openness to life has everything to do with the very meaning of love and marriage; it […]

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As we celebrate the dramatic conversion of St. Paul today, pray for family members who are in need of conversion. And of course we all need God’s grace to stay close to Him!

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“God has so constructed the body…that there may be no division.” (1 Cor 12:24-25) The Church, and each family, is called to be united, without division. Is your family unified? Pray for reconciliation where division and lack of unity persist.

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Do you know any engaged couples getting married this year? Send them a note to let them know you’re praying for them and looking forward to celebrating their wedding day with them.

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The family is the “sanctuary of life,” said St. John Paul II. As we mourn today for all lives lost to abortion, pray for mothers and fathers to accept courageously the children in their womb and give them the gift of life.

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Is technology interrupting your family time? Try having a tech-free time every day, maybe for just an hour, or after dinner, or one whole evening. Enjoy just being with your family.

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“Even when their child-bearing years have passed, a couple should continue to be life affirming.” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan) Empty nesters, have you found ways to keep affirming life and giving life to those around you?

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Have you taken a family pilgrimage lately? This ancient Christian practice is spiritually edifying. Investigate pilgrimage sites near you, like a shrine or major church, and make plans to visit.

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Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. today by serving others somehow, maybe someone “forgotten” by society (the homeless, elderly, disabled, etc.). Children will learn from your example.

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Daily Marriage Tip

6 Feb 2016

Family prayer idea: family members take turns saying something they’re thankful for, sorry for, and need prayers for. Not only will you pray together, but you’ll learn what is on your loved one’s hearts.

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Daily Marriage Tip

5 Feb 2016

In the everyday love of husband and wife, parents and children, the Christian family participates in the prophetic, priestly and kingly mission of Jesus. (See John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio, 50) What a high calling!

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Daily Marriage Tip

4 Feb 2016

Which temperament are you? What about your spouse and children? Learning about temperaments can aid with self-knowledge, communication, and empathy.

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Daily Marriage Tip

3 Feb 2016

Have you gone on a date with your spouse recently? It doesn’t have to be fancy or super-creative, but scheduling dates affirms your desire to keep your relationship strong.

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2 Feb 2016

Mary and Joseph took Jesus “up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord” (Luke 2:22). All parents receive their children from the Lord and must “present” them back to Him, recognizing that ultimately they belong to God and find their identity in Him.

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