Last Sunday was Good Shepherd Sunday. In the gospel, Our Lord describes himself as the Good Shepherd who is willing to lay down his life for his sheep. This post was inspired by one of the hymns we sang at that Mass. The refrain goes something like this, “Shepherd me, O Lord beyond my wants, beyond my fears, from death into life.” Wow! Every time I sing this hymn, I think, how profound! What an awesome message!
COMMON CHALLENGES FOR NEWLYWEDS
As a Catholic psychotherapist I have worked with dozens of couples in my 25 plus years in practice. While each situation is certainly unique, there are some fundamental issues that present themselves over and over. I would like to present three issues and offer my best advice to newlyweds. [Read more…]
Today’s post is one that explains why I have been using the picture on the left as my profile picture for the last year or so. This is a picture of pretty pink daylilies. And the name of this particular daylily is “Janice Brown daylily.” Those of you who know me well, know that my maiden name is Janice Brown! [Read more…]
In honor of this Sunday being Divine Mercy Sunday, I have decided to post a prayer I composed several years ago to use in my work with married couples. The prayer has been in circulation for a few years. I want to present it to a wider audience. The couples who have used it report that it helps in “melting hearts” and “opening minds.” I suggest that couples pray the prayer together both morning and night. This prayer is a good way to help couples begin the practice of praying together. For those couples unable to pray together, I recommend that they pray individually. Even if only one partner prays the prayer, there can be major improvement in the marriage relationship. [Read more…]