St. Mary of the Hills Marriage Enrichment Ministry is designed to help marriages to become more meaningful and rewarding by offering programs and tools to help couples strengthen their marriage relationship.
"The secret to a happy marriage: Make it your daily goal to have a marriage more beautiful than your wedding." - Unknown
As I observe my niece plan her upcoming wedding I can’t help but remember my own wedding 28 years ago. I loved every minute leading up to it . . . choosing my dress, ordering the cake, writing out the invitations, selecting our vows and doing everything possible to make sure it was the most beautiful day ever! I remember poring over every Bride’s magazine I could find and reading all the ideas and suggestions to make sure it happened! I guess that is why the above quote spoke to me. Just imagine what would happen if everyone who entered into marriage made it their daily goal to “have a marriage more beautiful than their wedding.” Just as planning for a beautiful wedding takes a lot of time and effort, the same holds true for “planning a beautiful marriage.” Good marriages don’t just happen. They take time and effort. Fortunately, there are a lot of great resources available to help achieve that goal. The following are just a few.
Foryourmarriage.org-This Catholic website not only has great articles on marriage, but there are also articles on dating and parenting.
Marriagemissions.com-This Christian marriage website seeks to help those who are married and those preparing for marriage to be pro-active in helping to save marriage from divorce and to enrich it by offering inspirational, skill-building information.
Exceptionalmarriages.com-Dedicated to providing the resources religiously-committed Catholics need to live more faithful and abundant marriage, family, and personal lives.
Healthymarriagetips.com-Visit the website to view the Healthy Marriage Pamphlet Series which are designed to teach couples the research-based skills and knowledge that can help them form and sustain a healthy marriage.
Please be aware that not all of these sites are written from a Catholic perspective, but I found that many of their articles are well worth reading.
Have a beautiful week!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter www.wwme.org
For Your Marriage www.foryourmarriage.org