Never stop dating your wife
Let’s face it, we ultimately can’t change anyone’s marriage but our own. A good marriage can literally give us spiritual life and grace. And yet despite this fact, many of us treat our spouse casually and irreverently, as a nuisance, or worse, as an enemy. The saints tell us that we receive more from the sacraments if we receive them well.In the face of marital collapse on a massive scale, our Catholic marriages must be a prophetic witness of joyful life, fidelity, and love. Once upon a time, your chief preoccupation was winning your wife’s heart and securing her affection. Yet, many men stop doing this the minute they say “I do.” This shouldn’t be. The more prepared our hearts are, the more graces we receive. I’d be with my man, and he could be with the woman he fell in love with, not the Mombie he gets after our boys are in bed.We’d talk, and have actual conversations without being interrupted by kids or accidently dozing off mid-sentence. #175dateideas #175bestdateideas #greatbook #marriage #dating #lifewithkids #momlife #parenting #kbnmoms A photo posted by Amanda (@dirtandboogers) on I was a Mental Health Counselor who worked with children and mothers in both individual and group counseling environments before I became a Stay at Home Mom to two boys.The causes of this breakdown of marriage are many, but really, the solution is simple.We who are called to the vocation of marriage must love our wives. Men marriage is a sacrament, just like confession or the Eucharist.In college, I got to know an elderly couple who took a real liking to me, and they would often have me over to their house and take me out to dinner.
But when that marriage foundation begins to crumble, everything else will come down with it.It’s a normal Tuesday afternoon and I need to change clothes so I can go to the park with my boys. I consider putting it on, but it’s way too fancy to wear to the park and I’d die a slow death if my kids touch it with their sticky, peanut butter covered hands. I tried contacting a few babysitters, but none of them worked out. That sounds much better than putting on an actual pair of jeans and makeup. I head to my closet to get dressed, and as I’m looking for a comfy shirt to wear, my fingers come across This magical teal colored shirt makes me feel fantastic and somehow look ten pounds skinnier. It looks so sad, hanging there on its plastic, dusty hanger. But now, we’ve been here for 6 months, and still no date night. I tell myself that I like sitting on my butt and watching Netflix with my husband.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.If you're like many married couples, you've gotten caught up in the routine of jobs, parenting, church, and other commitments.