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 (by Susan Vogt, www.SusanVogt.net)
Sunday May 17: The possibility of sickness or death can sober us up. Say or write something you appreciate about your spouse today.
Sunday May 24: God is love but we humans know love through physical, emotional, and intellectual commitment. How does each of you show your love for God and to each other?
Sunday May 31: Does your marriage sometimes feel like each of you speaking but not understanding each other? Take time today to really listen to and understand each other.
PARENTING POINTERS (by Susan Vogt, www.SusanVogt.net)
Sunday May 17: Surprise someone with a compliment today. It can be someone in the family, a neighbor, or a stranger. Even if just one person in the family does it, maybe it’ll catch on. It’s the effort and thought that count.
Sunday May 24: Children will be children which means they will make mistakes, disobey, be selfish… (actually so do we adults). Today reassure your child that you will always love them, no matter what.
Sunday May 31: Discuss the many different jobs that people in your family do? Which is the most important? Wrong question – since each person has different talents and time. Is it time to reassess who does which jobs?