Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $41,060 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Practical Suggestions for Christian Living (Matrimony)

    Supplies

  • None
  • Prep Time

  • N/A
  • Difficulty

  • • •
  • Cost

  • N/A
  • For Ages

  • 21+
  • Activity Types

    Linked Activities

    • None

    Files

    • None

    Linked Recipes

    • None

    Linked Prayers

    • None

    Feasts

    Seasons

    • None

Ways to keep your marriage renewed, happy, and holy.

DIRECTIONS

1. Make your marriage partner feel you're glad to see him (or her) at the end of the day's work.

2. Always speak gently and quietly about the house.

3. Praise your partner whenever an opportunity presents itself; we all operate better on encouragement.

4. Remember anniversaries and birthdays; the little thoughtfulnesses of life make pleasant living.

5. Invite your partner's in-laws as often as you do your own family.

6. Start and end each meal with prayer; God's blessings smooth the way of daily living.

7. Endeavor to make your home another Nazareth; remember, that is a family project.

8. When opinions differ, try to see the other person's view; after all, there are two sides usually.

9. Be patient and prayerful; it accomplishes more than whining and nagging.

10. Receive the Sacraments as a family unit; it brings blessings and graces.

11. Respect the privacy of each other's mail; read that of others only upon invitation.

12. End every day with a prayer together; after all, you all received much that day purely because of God's goodness to His creatures.

Activity Source: Our Christian Home by Rev. Joseph A. Fischer, Seraphic Press, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1954

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18
Challenge Grant Begins as Synod Ends October 17
What's wrong with this Synod, IV: Unprepared for marriage October 17
No, mainstream religious orders aren't attracting vocations as fast as younger traditional orders October 17
The Synod: Is the sky falling? October 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6