I’m going to receive the Sacrament of Confession this weekend. The problem is that I’ve been bad on Facebook, very bad indeed…
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During this Advent and Christmas season, everyone became engaged or got married.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration…but only a bit! Seriously, there were a lot of engagements. It seemed like every day Facebook was announcing yet another one. During one particular twenty-four hour period, four new engagements were announced!
All this is wonderful news, of course. It’s great to see so many of my male friends, both in America and England, manning up, getting down on one knee and popping the question. For the last few weeks my News Stream has been filled with lots of happy pictures
As the number of engagements and weddings increased I thought about doing something here on the blog to mark the occasion. I’ve written a little bit about marriage before, but mainly focusing on the theological dimension and the exhortations of the Early Church Fathers. This time I wanted to share something of value concerning the day-to-day life in a Christian marriage, some advice on how to lead one another to Heaven and to keep God at the centre of the marriage as the “third strand”.
However, given that I’m not married myself, I don’t think I’m really in a position to give this advice! So I’ve decided to outsource this post, turning it over to my friends who are already married! I am also going to email my married friends and ask them this question:
As a Christian spouse, what piece of advice would you give all my friends who are committing to marriage?
Please comment below…
UPDATE: I put all the advice together into this post here, Wise Words for Newlyweds.
Just a quick micro-rant today concerning one of my pet hates…
You may think that “Maybe” is a fairly innocent word…
…but it’s not, not at all.
When someone sends you a Facebook invite, please don’t choose “Maybe”.
Check your calendar.
Make a decision.
Thank you, that is all.
Time for a resolution update…
1. Read through the New Testament Twice
It’s been slow moving. I haven’t been doing very well…
2. More dancing
I had been holding rehearsals for the gentlemen from Daughters Of The King and I went out Ballroom Dancing on Friday. Slowly getting back…
3. Be more gentle with people
A few big failures, but some successes too.
4. No sodas/fizzy drinks
Not touched a drop
5. Get into the best shape of my life
I didn’t get to Boot Camp in the last two weeks before Daughters Of The King, but I’ll be back on Monday. Other than that, I’ve been eating pretty well and stayed active.
6. Complete reading list
I haven’t finished my book for February, but I’m going to try and finish it this week.
7. Keep proper track of finances
I caught up with a load of paperwork the other day.
8. Tick something off my TODO list everyday
This has been going well.
10. Fast on Wednesday and Friday
I forgot one Wednesday lunchtime, but other than that, good
11. Give up Facebook for 40 days
As it was Sunday I uploaded a 200 photos from Daughters Of The King, but other than that, I’m doing okay
12. Make an effort to dress well for Mass
Still going strong.