Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Marriage Fun (Survival) Kit
Our Marriages and Families are always better when we remember God's Words for us and when we remember to have a little Fun!

Any one who thinks that love ends when the worries and difficulties that life brings with it begin, has a poor idea of marriage, which is a Sacrament and an Ideal and a Vocation. It is precisely then that love grows strong. Saint Josemaría

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The following, simple items when assembled in a "kit" can serve as reminders of what it takes to form good relationships. The scripture passages might serve as a study guide for married life.

Tooth Picks Image
A Toothpick -
to remind you to pick out the best qualities in your spouse.
Mt 7:1 - Stop judging, that you may not be judged.

Rubber Bands Image
A Rubber Band -
to remind you to be flexible. God will work things out.
Rom 8:28 - We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.

Color Pencils Image
A Pencil -
to remind you to list everyday the blessings your spouse brings you.
Eph 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing

Colorful Erasers Image
An Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes - including you and your spouse.
Gen 50:17 - ...forgive the crime that we, the servants of the God of your father, committed...

A Row of Gum Ball Machines Image
Chewing Gum -
to remind you to stick with it.
Phil 4:13 - I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.

Candy Gummy Bears Kissing Image
Candy Kiss -
to remind you that your spouse needs a hug each day.
1 Jn 4:7 - Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

Band Aid Clock Image
A Band Aid -
to remind you to heal the hurt feelings of you or your spouse.
Col 3:12-14 - ... bearing with one another and forgiving one another...

Photos used on this Page:
Top - "Holy Matrimony" by Lawrence OP (Changes Made: Bottom Cropped and Image Widened) is licensed under "CC BY-NC-ND 2.0"
Toothpicks - "Toothpicks" by Miranda Granche is licensed under "CC BY 2.0"
Rubber Bands - "Rainbow Loom" by Yasmeen is licensed under "CC BY-NC-SA 2.0"
Pencils - "Coloured Pencils [3]" by Darren Harvey is licensed under "CC BY-SA 2.0"
Erasers - "April 15 Is Rubber Eraser Day..." by Heartlover1717 is licensed under "CC BY-NC-ND 2.0"
Chewing Gum - "Gumball row" by Oliver Hammond  is licensed under "CC BY-NC-SA 2.0"
Candy Kiss - "Sweet love" by Ani-Bee is licensed under "CC BY-NC-ND 2.0"
Band Aid - "Time heals all wounds" by Viktor Hertz  is licensed under "CC BY-NC-SA 2.0"

Last modified: August 12, 2016