This week I am encouraging you to make time for your marriage and sharing ideas for simple ways you can prioritize your marriage more.
Snippet from the Show
“What a gift to have that built-in time to reconnect.”
Here are some ways you can prioritize your marriage:
1. Schedule it.
Put time together with your spouse on your calendar and work all your other commitments around it. Once a week is a great place to start!
2. Know that it doesn’t have to be fancy.
Family life is busy and budgets are limited, so work with what you have.Even just running errands together can be a fun way to spend time alone together.
3. Make it overnight sometimes.
I know this can be hard to do! But I really believe in the marriage-building power of spending extended time together.
4. Set common goals.
Whether you are taking a class or working around the house, having a shared small goal can be a great way to reinforce the notion that you are “on the same team” with your spouse.
5. Pray together.
Start where you are! Pray a morning offering together, or try a novena for a particular intention. Start in some small way to pray with and for one another every day.
At the end of today’s show, I read an email from listener Carol who shares how the Surrender Novena really helped her and her daughter through a recent difficult trial. Here is the recent Girlfriends episode all about the power Surrender Novena.
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Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.
The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.
Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.