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8529431572_c9de2e1b7cI’ll confess that I haven’t read all of it, but Three to Get Married by Blessed Fulton Sheen seems to be one of the best resources for engaged and married couples. In it, Sheen presents the Catholic concept of marriage as a vocation. He writes about common problems in marriage and how to overcome those with Christ at the center of the relationship.

With World Marriage Sunday just a few days away, I thought now would be a good time to crack open that book again and do a sort of examination of conscience — because even though its name is Three to Get Married, it’s also about three to stay married.

But we’re all busy people, aren’t we? And I just stumbled onto something else that might be another way we can all get in some self-reflection on our marriages.

It’s an online marriage retreat for busy couples!

I think that means it’s for every married couple. 🙂

It’s being put together by the Catholic Archdiocese of of Arlington, Virginia. It’s a seven-day online retreat, and it starts this Sunday (Feb. 8), which is World Marriage Sunday. It lasts all week and ends on Valentine’s Day. It looks like each day, the Bishop — Bishop Loverde — will email short video reflections (he knows how busy we are!),  and practical steps for growing closer to Jesus and to your spouse.

The second I read about it, I knew I wanted to sign up — and I had to tell you about it too!

You can sign up for it here. 

I’m really looking forward to it, and I hope it’s helpful for you too!

I can’t think of a more romantic thing to do, leading up to Valentine’s day, than to intentionally work on your marriage with your spouse, and your relationship with God.

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