World Marriage Day
2021 World Marriage Day
We will not be formally gathering this year due to health and restriction concerns. We still believe in our mission of enriching marriages, so we have come up with a few different date ideas to help feed your marriage. Enjoy, and we hope to see you in person on February 13, 2022 :)
Date Option 1
Cooking Together (with video instructions)
Fr. Leo is a very dynamic speaker who will take you through the joys of creating meals together. He has books such as Spice Up Married Life and Grace before Meals. More information and tips can be found on his website at: https://platinggrace.com
Date Option 2
Set the scene different than normally watching TV. Examples may include: setting up a projector outside, lighting candles, creating a spread of snacks, setting up extra pillows and blankets, create movie themed snacks/drinks, choose the movie ahead of time, watch the previews, have your kids set it up, etc. Be romantic, be creative, and enjoy the setup :)
Movies suggested by the committee are: Miracle on 34th Street, You've Got Mail, Home for the Holidays, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Beyond the Mask, and Hitch. Obviously you are not limited by this selection. The world is your oyster ;)
Date Option 3
Three conversation starters:
What are the "greatest hits" of your marriage?
As 2021 begins, what aspect of your marriage would you like to enhance to nourish your relationship?
When do you experience God's love through your spouse?
Date Option 4
Spoiling Your Spouse for a Month
Spend a month surprising your spouse with random surprises.
Starting check list:
Create a playlist that fits your journey together
Prepare their preferred movie snack
Surprise your spouse with takeout
Buy or create a unique item that encompasses your relationship (could be from a previous date or past plans of a future vacation)
Do an additional chore your spouse would appreciate
Write your spouse a love letter
Set aside time to pray with you spouse (If you already do, allow for more prayer time in a new way. If this activity has fallen away from your relationship, work on building praying together into a daily activity)
Date Option 5
Create Your Own
Don't let us put limits on your date options. Feel free to create an entire evening of magic and wonder your spouse will truly appreciate. Going hiking, paint your spare bedroom, play your favorite board game, move the furniture and dance together, recreate your first date, invite couples over for game night, look through your wedding album, etc.
If your looking for books that can help enrich your marriage, here are a few picks from the committee.
Intimate Graces by Teresa Tomeo.
Couple Prayer by Bob & Kathy Ovies
Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage by Dan & Amber Dematte
The Five Languages of Love
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love by Richard Carlson, Ph D. and Kristine Carlson
Marriage, Small Steps, Big Rewards by Dr. Ray Guarandi
Thinking Like Jesus by Dr. Ray Guarandi