Take a moment today to sit down with your partner and listen to this short audio clip. When you are finished, discuss the questions below together!
- What new thing have you discovered about your spouse in the last week?
- Tell your spouse the ways in which you have seen him/her grow since you have been married.
- Look for “newness” in the other each day and express it to each other.
* This clip was taken from a larger presentation given by Fr. Jim and Pres. Donna Pappas titled, "Say What?! Communication Matters" at the Center for Family Care's second Marriage Conference on Oneness.
Is Your Marriage Struggling?
Sometime the challenges we face in marriage need someone from the outside to help us sort them out. The decision to enter into marriage counseling does not mean you have failed in marriage or as persons, but rather that you are seeking assistance to strengthen your relationship. For assistance in finding a therapist, speak with your parish priest or visit www.marriagefriendlytherapists.com or www.aapc.org (American Association of Pastoral Counselors).