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”
Sunday April 4: Celebrate the new life of Easter! Recall a hardship or tough time in your marriage that is now history. Rejoice that you’ve weathered it together. Your love has been resurrected. Pass it on.
Sunday April 11: Lent is over and now we are in the time of Easter – the time when the disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread. Be mindful tonight as you break bread (or rice, noodles, or potatoes) with your beloved that Jesus dwells in him or her. Pause.
Sunday April 18: You and your beloved have been through a lot together. Keep in mind your service to each other.
Sunday April 25: In marriage it may feel good to win an argument – for the moment. It’s not wrong to be right. In the long run, however, it is better not to argue about who is right, but let it go.
Sunday April 4: As parents we give our lives daily for our children. In the spirit of Jesus’ sacrifice for us and forgiveness of sins, overlook one fault of your child today.
Sunday April 11: When parents are stressed, living in poverty, addicted to drugs, etc. they may take it out on a child. Think of one way you can support a parent in need this month.
Sunday April 18: Why don’t you and your children clean up some of God’s creation. Pick a park, a street, a place of nature to clear of litter.
Sunday April 25: Have you and your child ever been close to animals. If you don’t have access to a farm, there’s always the zoo. Learn together what it means to take care of animals.