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Marriage Enrichment

What have you done for your marriage today?

Designing, constructing, and moving into a house takes a lot of time and work.  Once you are living in the house, the real work begins as you find yourself continually making adjustments and tending to regular maintenance issues that arise.  The same attention and work is needed to keep up a healthy marriage.  If the proper care is not given, there could be major consequences.  What have you done for your marriage today invites you to continually work on your marriage by offering a daily “tip.”  The website,www.foryourmarriage.org, also offers articles and blogs to use as a manual to help tackle those “maintenance” issues. 

Natural Family Planning

NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. Couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman's cycle. No drugs, devices or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy.

NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.  

(Standards for Diocesan Natural Family Planning Ministry, p. 23)

Learn more…

The Archdiocese of Baltimore provides local information concerning NFP.

World Marriage Day

All married couples are cordially invited to join Archbishop William Lori for the special World Marriage Day Mass and Reception at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street (not the Basilica downtown), each year in February.  Visit the Archdiocese website to learn more (www.archbalt.org). 

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