The Office for Marriage and Family Life provides the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington (CDOW) parishes with Marriage Moments and Parenting Pointers promoting marital enrichment and parental support.
“Marriage and Family Life Corner”
MARRIAGE MOMENTS .
Sunday November 4: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:31). Yes, this is true. In addition to wholehearted love of God, can you also say this about your beloved spouse since God lives in him or her also?
Sunday November 11: Think of creative acts of love to surprise each other. For example: Leave a little note where your spouse will easily see it. Or, think up your own ideas.
Sunday November 18: With Thanksgiving coming up review whose job it is to cook, to decorate, to entertain guests… Remember the Martha and Mary story (Luke 10:41). Want to try anything different this year?
Sunday November 25: What does it mean to be a king, or queen, or president, or indeed anyone with power? Look at your spouse today and see beyond the power struggles of who is in charge or most right. Recommit to sacrificing your life for your beloved.
Sunday November 4: How well do your children know their deceased relatives? Why not help them remember by praying for each by name today. Go back as far as you can remember and perhaps reminisce about their saintly qualities.
Sunday November 11: Does your family know anyone who is adopted? Be a friend to them. Especially hold in your heart children in foster care who might be awaiting adoption.
Sunday November 18: Find ways to celebrate family this Thanksgiving. Play games, take walks, have long talks, tell jokes. If you must shop, ask your child to “adopt” a needy child and share a gift with them.
Sunday November 25: Where indeed is there forgiveness today? Is there anyone you or your child need to forgive to make peace in the family or with your neighbor (or your enemy) before the season of peace can begin?