Today I chose to talk about the topic suggested by Cindy a few months back, which is faith in marriage. There are so many possible variations here in terms of the role faith plays in the lives of each spouse within a marriage. And then of course, there is the question of the role that faith plays in the marriage itself. Regardless of your specific situation, I think that certain overarching spiritual considerations are at play for all of us. My story? View on. :)
This is a very personal topic, probably the most so of these video posts that I've done. And thus, before I recorded this, I prayed for the Holy Spirit's wisdom (since God knows, I don't always have any on my own!). And it is my hope that by sharing my story, it will be helpful to someone out there. I hope also that my brief discussion does justice to the beautiful, multi-dimensional sacrament of marriage, and to the man that I am privileged to share my life with, my absolutely adorable and sweet husband, Mike.
Items mentioned in this episode:
- Prayer! So much prayer.
- Novenas and chaplets. You've come to the right girl for that one!
- Our Lady Undoer of Knots Novena
- 54 Day Rosary Novena
- St. Monica. I mention in the video that St. Monica prayed unceasingly for her son, Augustine, a story which we're all likely very familiar with. But I didn't realize that prior to this time in her life, St. Monica in fact prayed her husband into the faith, and is the patron of wives!
- Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur, and her book The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband From Atheist to Priest