Many of you have sent us comments about the challenges of protecting our married lives from the demands of our husbands’ ministries and seemingly bottomless pit of parish life needs.
Though we may have heard the oft-repeated mantra, “family first, job second, diaconate third” during the formation years, for many of us, this quickly spirals out of control soon after. But we know that our marriage is a precious sacrament, and that too much wear and tear (and time apart) can weaken it and affect our entire family. So what can we do to restore the sanity to our union?
What has your experience been?
What do you need help with?
What ‘lessons learned’ can you share with us?
What has worked for you?
What mistakes can you help others avoid?
What do you do to keep your marriage strong and the romance alive in the midst of everyday life?