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Advent Calendar

These days before Christmas can be hectic and sometimes our relationship doesn’t get much attention.  We are late getting started, but taking a cue from the Advent Calendar, we give you a list of an activity that you can do … Continue reading

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Our Circle of Life

Yesterday we celebrated our 47th anniversary.  Most often people only stop to reflect on what is considered to be a milestone anniversary.  For us every year is a milestone to be celebrated.  We have had quiet ones alone before children … Continue reading

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Fruitfulness in Marriage

When we were teaching high school students about Catholic marriage, we used a Catholic Update titled The Sacrament of Marriage by Mary and James Kenny, written in the 1980s and still available at American Catholic.org.  One section, Directed Toward Fruitfulness, … Continue reading

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Marriage in Retirement: In the Land of the Living

Last week we considered some aspects of retirement, including the idea that we live in different lands at different times in our lives.  The phrase “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of … Continue reading

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Aging Joyfully Together – Marriage in Retirement

Among the programs we offer to groups on the subject of marriage is a presentation we call Aging Joyfully Together.  It offers couples inspiration to work at their marriage and helps them to see the wonderful possibilities they have for … Continue reading

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My Dreams, Your Dreams, Our Dreams

(Rita) I think that one of the things that contributes to a happy marriage is dreaming together.  That means sharing individual dreams, dreaming together and supporting each other in the fulfillment of an individual dream which in effect becomes a … Continue reading

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Holiday Meals

We dedicate this post to our long-time friends, Phil and Paula Crow.  They lived as a marriage should be lived – with joy in each other and  in the service of God and his people.  Phil died yesterday after many … Continue reading

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Together in the Word

Rita is working on a book of daily prayers for married couples, based on the daily scripture readings.  This week we would like to share with you her entry for today.  I tell her that she is becoming a pretty … Continue reading

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Home from Haiti

Rita We are home from very uneventful travels.  All connections at the airports and designated drivers went as planned.  Actually it was much easier than our recent trip to Italy.  We were more than thankful when we arrived at O’Hare … Continue reading

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A Giant Leap of Faith

(Rita) As we were planning a life together we talked about joining the Peace Corps or PAVLA (Papal Volunteer for Latin America).  When we were married Bob was in graduate school and then our children began to arrive, so thoughts … Continue reading

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