TIP FOR THE DAY
Too often, we give the gift that we would want rather than what the other most wants and needs to feel "in love." If we are to be a gift to each other, as St. John Paul II suggests in his Theology of the Body, it helps to find out what our spouse would put on their "gift registry." Is it eye contact? Laughter? Music? Tender verbal sentiments? Learning what makes the other feel "in love" makes it easy to put a smile on their face!
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World Meeting of Families
Philadelphia, PA September 22-27,2015
Love Is Stronger Than The Moment
There is arguing in marriage...Yet we must not become saddened by this; this is the human condition. The secret is that love is stronger than the moment when there is arguing, and therefore I always advise spouses: do not let a day when you have argued end without making peace. Always! And to make peace, it isn't necessary to call the United Nations to come to the house and make peace. A little gesture is sufficient, a caress, and then let it be! Until tomorrow! And tomorrow, begin again. And this is life, carrying on, carrying on with courage and the desire to live together. And this is truly great; it is beautiful!
General Audience, St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2014