Engaged couples planning to be married at St. Mark should make contact with one of the priests of the parish at least six months before they plan to marry, but should know that many couples do so at least a year prior to their preferred date.
Definite plans for a wedding date should not be decided until such contact has been made and the couples’ readiness for a sacramental marriage has been determined.
Preparation for marriage involves the couple completing the FOCCUS pre-marital inventory process, participating in any one of several Marriage Preparation Programs, planning the wedding ceremony with the presiding priest.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 17, 2017:
Reminder: Easter lasts for 50 days! (Lent was only 40.) A lesson that joy will have the last word. How can you and your spouse practice being joyful this Easter season?
Daily Marriage Tip For April 16, 2017:
Christ is risen! Alleluia! Celebrate new life today. Recall a hardship in your marriage that is now history. Rejoice that you’ve weathered it together. Remember this, and Jesus’ Resurrection, in future tough times.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 15, 2017:
Today, as we mourn Christ’s death and await Easter morning, remember those who grieve. Perhaps it is your own family. Share in each other’s grief to make the burden lighter.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 14, 2017:
“Spouses are therefore the permanent reminder to the Church of what happened on the Cross.” (St. John Paul II) Powerful. As a sacrament, marriage shows to the world the love Christ has for His Church – love that took Him to the Cross. Pray to live this love in your own marriage.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 13, 2017:
“As I have done for you, you should also do,” Jesus tells his disciples after washing their feet. (Jn 13:15) A tall order! Talk with your spouse about ways to “wash their feet” – do small, humble acts of service for each other.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 12, 2017:
Would your spouse describe you as a good listener? If you’re not sure, humbly seek out their opinion, and be willing to grow.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 11, 2017:
“Marriage…is to be a school for nurturing gratitude.” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan) How do you foster gratitude in your marriage? Try coming up with three things every night to be grateful for. Add them to a “gratitude journal” and count your blessings!
Daily Marriage Tip For April 10, 2017:
If you want someone to change, encouragement is more effective than criticism. Look for one thing about your spouse or child’s behavior that you can compliment today. Although easier with pre-schoolers, perhaps sending an older child an e-mail or text would work. Kiss your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 9, 2017:
Hosanna to the King of Kings! The start of Holy Week – with its stark reading of Jesus’ Passion – is a great reminder to reexamine our hearts. Is Jesus the King of our marriage and our home? Pray to enter fully into Holy Week with your spouse and children.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 8, 2017:
Don’t let the “terrible trifles” eat away at your marriage. If the kind of toilet paper is important to your wife, don’t fight it. If your husband likes to buy in bulk to save money, it may be an annoyance but not the hill you want to die on. Try to find the good in […]
Daily Marriage Tip For April 7, 2017:
Parents-in-law can be a great support both practically and emotionally to a young married couple, but the negative jokes and stereotypes about in-laws aren’t created out of thin air. If there’s in-law tension in your marriage, talk about boundaries and always treat your spouse’s parents with respect.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 6, 2017:
Do you find yourself giving your spouse the “dregs” of your time? Whatever your life circumstances, making time for one another is an ongoing challenge. Try taking a good hard look at how you spend your time: what could be cut out? Could you “schedule in” your spouse more often?
Daily Marriage Tip For April 5, 2017:
A meal is a holy thing to share. Who cooks, prepares the table, or cleans up in your family? Is one of you very nutrition conscious and the other not? It doesn’t have to be gourmet to be healthy and delicious. Who talks the most? Who leads a prayer? Share it all.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 4, 2017:
Did you know that there are many married saints? If you’re not familiar with any, do some research. You might start with reading about St. Thomas More, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Gianna Molla.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 3, 2017:
Pope Francis asked married couples: “How are things when it comes to joy at home? Is there joy in your family?” How would you answer the Pope? He said that true joy “comes from a profound harmony between persons.”
Daily Marriage Tip For April 2, 2017:
Such meaning for so short a verse! Spouses share in each other’s joys…and sorrows. Don’t be afraid to weep together when heartbreaking things happen. Jesus showed his love for Lazarus through his tears.
Daily Marriage Tip For April 1, 2017:
Do you like April Fools’ Day pranks…or do they unsettle you? Learning your own temperament, and that of your spouse, can help avoid behaving in a way that’s natural to you but that bothers your spouse. It can also be an opportunity for both of you to grow.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 31, 2017:
Lent is a time of penance and purification but we needn’t walk around with sour faces. Do something foolish on April Fool’s Day tomorrow. Healthy families laugh together. Does your family have any running jokes?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 30, 2017:
Flowers are blooming and nature is looking green. A change of season can boost your mood and refresh your perspective. Slow down to revel in the beauty of this season with your spouse today.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 29, 2017:
“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) Do you need to ask forgiveness from your spouse? Maybe you need to offer it. If there’s nothing recent to forgive, forgive someone you’ve been holding a grudge against.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 28, 2017:
Marriage is easier if both of you are of the same faith and relatively equal devoutness. Still, interreligious couples sometimes are pulled into deeper understanding of their faith when explaining it to their beloved and learning about another religion. Praying at home is often unifying.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 27, 2017:
While your beloved is either handsome or beautiful to you, many men and women are dissatisfied with their bodies – it’s too heavy, too thin, too old, too weak. Although love doesn’t depend on appearances, taking care of oneself is a gift to your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 26, 2017:
“Not as man does God see…the Lord looks into the heart.” (1 Sam 16:7) Do you look into your spouse’s heart? Do you let them look into yours? Cherish the opportunity to go beyond appearances with the one you love.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 25, 2017:
In the midst of the penance and purple of Lent, a feast of such good news! “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,” the angel tells Mary. Couples who await their own “annunciation” bear a heavy burden. Pray for them today, and thank God for the gift of your children if […]
Daily Marriage Tip For March 24, 2017:
Are you, or someone you know, in a troubled marriage? You don’t have to live with the pain; there are people to help you work toward a better marriage. Many couples have worked their way back to satisfying and stronger marriages. Check out The Third Option or Retrouvaille for starters.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 23, 2017:
“In a family you don’t have to look very far to find your cross,” a father observes in Follow the Way of Love. Who in your family seems to have a mission to purify YOU today, to teach you patience, or to challenge you? What cross do you bring to the others in your family?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 22, 2017:
Share a childhood memory. Who was your best friend, or your favorite subject in school? What seemed like a crisis at the time but you were eventually able to overcome or forget? Talk it over.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 21, 2017:
“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (Jn 12:24) Has anyone close to you died who has enriched your life? Loss is always hard, but having a spouse to share it with makes it bearable.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 20, 2017:
March 20 marks the Spring Equinox. With the beginning of Spring our earth renews itself. Learn something new about your spouse today – no matter how long you’ve been married.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 19, 2017:
“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Ps 95:8) Do you harden your heart against God, or against your spouse? Pray today for a tenderness of heart toward your beloved, even when he or she repeats an annoying habit.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 18, 2017:
Fighting Fair Tip: Avoid the kitchen sink. This doesn’t mean you can’t argue in the kitchen but rather, keep to the topic. Don’t bring up “everything but the kitchen sink.”
Daily Marriage Tip For March 17, 2017:
Legend has it that St. Patrick expressed the mystery of the Trinity through the symbol of the shamrock. Marriage is like that too – the unity of husband, wife, and God. Parenthood is another example of how 1 +1 = 3. How counterintuitive but true our faith is!
Daily Marriage Tip For March 16, 2017:
Married couples are the ministers of the Sacrament of Marriage to each other. How do you minister to each other in your daily life? Don’t forget to pray for all the graces of your sacrament!
Daily Marriage Tip For March 15, 2017:
Resist the urge to buy something new this week. Have each person in the family pick one possession to give away during Lent. Consider gently-used toys, books, or hand-me-downs that need to find a new home.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 14, 2017:
What’s your favorite prayer or Scripture? Do you know what your spouse’s is? Why not say it together tonight?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 13, 2017:
Love is so much more than manners, but being chivalrous or kind can reignite a marriage that’s getting too dull. One husband makes a practice of leaping into the bathroom, Superman-style, with a towel to greet his wife after her shower. It may be silly but it’s still charming.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 12, 2017:
Just as Jesus was transfigured and appeared gloriously to Peter, James, and John (Mk 9: 2-10) so too love for your spouse can bring out the best in the other. Recall for a moment your wedding day and the wonder of seeing each other clothed in splendor.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 11, 2017:
Are one or both of you retired? It can be a blessing and a challenge. There’s extra time, but perhaps physical limitations are increasing. What do you like most about being retired? What do you like least?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 10, 2017:
“Then God delivered all these commandments.” (Ex 20:1) Which commandment is most difficult for you? Are you too lenient or harsh on yourself? Sometimes a spouse can be a window into your soul, knowing you even better than you know yourself. Do you dare ask for his/her opinion?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 9, 2017:
Where is your church? Perhaps it’s closer than you think. A family is “the most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. The early Church [called] the Christian family a domestic church or church of the home.” (Follow the Way of Love)
Daily Marriage Tip For March 8, 2017:
Are there any places in your heart where you have allowed resentment to grow or grudges to fester? Open these parts to God. Ask for His help to soften your heart and see your family through His eyes of love.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 7, 2017:
Around the house, married couples work out a division of labor between them. Usually it’s based on skills, interest, and time. Is there a particular task you dislike? Talk about it. Then try switching for a month.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 6, 2017:
It’s natural for couples to have different strengths. Sometimes, however, it’s fun to teach each other a personal skill – like how to sew on a button or play a musical instrument. Teach each other something new today, and be patient!
Daily Marriage Tip For March 5, 2017:
“Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.” (Ps 51:3) On this first Sunday of Lent, make plans to go to confession as a family sometime during Lent. Frequenting the Sacrament of Penance is a great “practice run” for asking forgiveness from your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 4, 2017:
What’s your favorite religious or spiritual book other than the Bible? Why has it touched you so? Has your spouse also read it? If your favorite is not the same, time to try a new book!
Daily Marriage Tip For March 3, 2017:
The lay movement Teams of Our Lady asks its members (married couples) to have a “sit down” once a month, where husband and wife set aside time to give each other undivided attention and share what’s on their hearts. Could this practice benefit your marriage?
Daily Marriage Tip For March 2, 2017:
Personality is like eye color – there’s not a right or wrong kind. It’s also not crucial that couples be the same. Often, however, arguments start when we expect our spouse to think and act just like us. Be open to your spouse’s differences.
Daily Marriage Tip For March 1, 2017:
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” What a sobering thought after the playfulness of Mardi Gras. Take time today to thank God for your spouse, realizing that your earthly time together won’t last forever.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 28, 2017:
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is about more than decadence and parades. It’s a chance to let your lighter side play. If you’re the serious type, lighten up for a day. If you’re already lighter than air, take responsibility for humoring your spouse.
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.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 20, 2017:
President’s Day can help us reflect: what does it mean to lead? What does it mean to protect and to seek the common good? These are questions for both presidents and spouses.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 19, 2017:
“Merciful and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger and abounding in kindness” (Ps 103:8). In these words, God gives married couples a blueprint for life together! Ask the Lord for help to love your spouse as God loves him/her.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 18, 2017:
Do you remember what Scriptures were read at your wedding? Look them up today and read them to each other. Do they say something different to you than they did on your wedding day?
Daily Marriage Tip For February 17, 2017:
“Your sins I remember no more” (Is 43:25). “Child, your sins are forgiven” (Mk 2:5). We humans hold grudges – but that is not the way of God, the way of love. Let go of an annoyance or fault of your beloved today. Don’t bring it up again.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 16, 2017:
“Marriage is not merely a private institution.” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan) Marriage matters for many people beyond the married couple: children, neighbors, friends. Reflect today on all the lives your marriage has touched.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 15, 2017:
One of the most reliable predictors of a lifelong marriage is the commitment to a lifelong marriage. Put the “D word” (divorce) off the negotiating table. Commitment pushes you toward solutions, and perhaps a counselor.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 14, 2017:
What’s the most romantic trip you can take? Perhaps it’s a trip down memory lane. On this day of love, remember how you met, your first date, your first kiss, your proposal/acceptance, your first night as a married couple, etc.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 13, 2017:
What’s your spouse’s favorite treat? See if you guessed right. Now you’ve got an idea for a little way to show love; it’s just a matter of when you surprise your beloved with it.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 12, 2017:
“Go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift,” Jesus says to his disciples (Mt 5:24). Is there anyone you need to reconcile with? Perhaps your spouse? A child? A parent or parent-in-law? Pray for opportunities to heal a broken or tense relationship.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 11, 2017:
As Valentine’s Day approaches, give your spouse a gift of memory. If you haven’t already, memorize your wedding vows. Few people like to memorize but it’s a way to keep your vows always in mind.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 10, 2017:
An easy way to deepen your marriage today: Find one interesting tidbit (article, blog entry, exercise…) on www.ForYourMarriage.org and share it with your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 9, 2017:
Renew your vows today or on Valentine’s Day. “I _____ take you _____ to be my wife/husband. I promise to be faithful to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love you and to honor you all the days of my life.”
Daily Marriage Tip For February 8, 2017:
Fighting Fair Tip: Keep it current. One couple has the rule of thumb that any issue older than the milk in the refrigerator is no longer game. Recurring arguments usually mean that there’s something behind the present problem that irks the other.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 7, 2017:
Today is the first day of National Marriage Week. It’s a great time to reconnect with your spouse. Take advantage of the short, cold days to spend time together. Talk, dream, or just be in each other’s presence. Pray to rekindle your love.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 6, 2017:
High school biology is good – but not sufficient for the more important medical decisions we make in life. Learning Natural Family Planning as a couple can update and deepen your knowledge of how the female body works. Consider taking an NFP class together
Daily Marriage Tip For February 5, 2017:
“You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world,” Jesus says to his disciples (Mt 5:13, 14). Married love is salt and light. It brings joy – flavor – to a world that is too often bleak. It shines the light of hope on weary hearts. Rejoice in your marriage today.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 4, 2017:
“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” (Marcus Mumford) Is your love invested in the most important parts of your life – God, your spouse, your children? Take a moment to evaluate.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 3, 2017:
Marriage is not just about sharing a physical life together, but calling each other on to holiness. It is not always easy to keep Christ at the center of your marriage, so pray for the grace to help your spouse to heaven.
Daily Marriage Tip For February 1, 2017:
What is your ethnic heritage? Is it similar to or different from that of your spouse? February is Black History Month. No matter what your race, it’s interesting to learn about your ethnic heritage.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 31, 2017:
Sometimes spouses have different conversation goals. Be aware of your styles of communication as well as the direction of your conversation – whether you want to vent, bring clarity to a problem, or get a new viewpoint on a tough situation.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 30, 2017:
“Taking time to rest is not a waste of time.” (Susan Vogt) Give yourself a break today or tomorrow – from kids, a chore, worries. It doesn’t have to be long to refresh. Take your cue from God, our Creator, who rested on the seventh day.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 29, 2017:
In today’s Gospel, Jesus preaches the Beatitudes, some of the best-known verses of the New Testament. Jesus’ words are a call to faith and humility in the spiritual life. Which one of the Beatitudes do you need to cultivate more in your own life? Discuss with your spouse and make a concrete decision to wholeheartedly […]
Daily Marriage Tip For January 28, 2017:
Do your kids drain you of so much energy that you just want to stay home and veg out on a Saturday night? Consider sharing kids! Offer to take another couple’s child(ren) one night to give them a break. Then trade the favor the next week. Or if you don’t have kids, give your friends […]
Daily Marriage Tip For January 27, 2017:
“Marriage is a lifelong partnership of the whole of life.” (USCCB, Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan) Partnership here means sharing in life together, helping each other, journeying together toward heaven. Does that describe your marriage?
Daily Marriage Tip For January 26, 2017:
Did you have a dream last night? Recently? If you seldom remember your dreams, make an attempt to remember tonight’s dream. You may be surprised. Share your scariest dream with your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 25, 2017:
Today we celebrate the conversion of St. Paul. Conversion is an ongoing process for all of us. Talk with your beloved today about “conversion moments” you’ve experienced – big or small.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
There are people in our midst who quietly go about doing thankless jobs like cleaning the toilet, changing sheets, stocking grocery shelves, picking up other people’s garbage, or working in a fast food restaurant. Thank someone for making your life easier. Maybe it’s your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 23, 2017:
Jesus often reminds his disciples not to be afraid: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Mt 14: 27) We are human, however, and we still have fears. What are you afraid of? Share your fears with your beloved, and encourage each other.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 22, 2017:
“I urge you, brothers and sisters…that there be no divisions among you.” (1 Cor 1:10) Husbands and wives united in love are a great gift to the world! Consider those things that divide you and your spouse: old grudges or disagreements. Ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of unity.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 21, 2017:
Tomorrow is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. St. John Paul II said, “Marriage is the sanctuary of life.” We grieve the loss of so many lives to abortion. Do something pro-life today: pray together for the protection of human life or visit a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Little actions of kindness build a […]
Daily Marriage Tip For January 20, 2017:
Today is Inauguration Day. Let us pray that our new president will be guided by truth and justice as he leads our country for the next four years, especially in matters of human dignity, marriage, and family life.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 19, 2017:
Winning an argument is not about proving you’re right. It’s not YOUR problem or MY problem. It’s OUR problem. Sometimes the marriage can win if you lose.
You may not think about your decision to marry as a call from God, but rather as an intense attraction to your beloved. Hmm, isn’t that what compelled the apostles to follow Jesus?
Daily Marriage Tip For January 17, 2017:
“Where you put your time, you put your life.” (Clayton Barbeau) What are your deepest values? Does the way you spend your time reflect these? If not, why not? Take charge.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 16, 2017:
Do you have a dream for your life together? You may not express it like Martin Luther King did, but having a dream gives direction to your life. Tell each other your dreams.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 15, 2017:
“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.” (Ps 40:8a, 9a) When’s the last time you and your spouse have prayed together to know God’s will for your family? Spend time today asking the Lord what more he has to teach you. Pray to be always ready to do His will.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 14, 2017:
Parenting can be a joy but can also put stress on a marriage. Parenting young children can be physically demanding, and parenting teens might be emotionally draining. Take time today to reconnect with your spouse.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 13, 2017:
“Then they abandoned their nets and followed [Jesus].” (Mk 1:18) The apostles were ready to leave their work to follow Jesus. Work is necessary to pay bills and raise kids, but sometimes our job can steal time needed for our vocation – marriage. Ask your spouse if your work is in balance.Daily Marriage Tip for January 12, 2017
Does your job rob you of couple time? Are you “married” to your job? For those whose work is in the home (both paid and unpaid), consider the same questions. Does taking care of your children or your volunteer work consume so much time that no energy or time is left for your beloved? Readjust.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Even if it’s not your cup of tea, sometimes it’s worth doing something with your honey, just because it pleases the other person. For example, watch her favorite movie or his favorite sport, try dancing together, take a lesson…
Daily Marriage Tip For January 10, 2017:
Did you know that your marriage gladdens the hearts of the bishops? “We rejoice that so many couples are living in fidelity to their marital commitment,” the bishops wrote in Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. Your marriage matters!
Daily Marriage Tip For January 9, 2017:
“Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.” (Mt 3:13) Remember your baptism today, and that of your children. Look at pictures and share memories. Are you a godmother or godfather? Pray for your godchild today.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 8, 2017:
“They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother.” (Mt 10: 11) Spend some time today as a family basking in the joy of Christmas. Visit a nativity scene and pray together.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 7, 2017:
What makes a happy marriage? Many things of course, but one glue that helps a lot of couples is being able to laugh when things go wrong. Is there a blunder that happened in your past that you’re now able to laugh about?
Daily Marriage Tip For January 6, 2017:
January 6 (the 12th day after Christmas) is the traditional date of the Epiphany when the three wise men honored Jesus with gifts. Debrief what you liked (or disliked) about your gift giving this Christmas and consider new ways you can be more generous next year.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 5, 2017:
“Welcoming a child, through birth or adoption, is an act of faith as well as an act of love.” (Follow the Way of Love) Pray for couples who want a child but are infertile as well as for those who have an untimely pregnancy and are afraid. Bless your child today.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 4, 2017:
“On the 11th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me – 11 Pipers Piping.” Now who needs 11 pipers? Maybe the appropriate interpretation would be to share music today. What’s your beloved’s favorite song? Play it or sing it. You don’t have to be good, just willing to try.
Daily Marriage Tip For January 3, 2017:
“At the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” (Phil 2:10) Catholics have always held the name of Jesus in high esteem. Do you give His name the precious devotion and reverence He deserves?
Daily Marriage Tip For January 2, 2017:
“On the 9th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me – 9 ladies dancing.” Dancing is not only for ladies or newlyweds. Try it. If you have children, include them. It needn’t be ballroom to be fun. Think the Hokey Pokey, or dance to your first dance song again.