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Hello!

I would appreciate your prayers for myself and my wife.

We are both frustrated with each other for various reasons. Patience and compassion are at a low. We're being very cool to each other. I am hurt, and her mere presence just irritates me right now, which isn't good. I am sure she is also hurt.

The scary thing about it is that I see no clear path to resolution ... there's no one thing that we can just hammer out and be done with it.

So I would really appreciate your prayers, to Sts. Mary and Joseph, and/or whomever else you could rally for us.

Thanks in advance,
Booth

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Kyrie Eleison! Lord have mercy on you and your wife and your SACRED marriage!


If you don't mind, here are a few humble suggestions which help many couples who go through such patches:

Have you seen a priest for marriage therapy?
Have you decided to spend a little holy and blessed time apart, such as taking a week to go on a spiritual retreat or a monastery?

All marriages go through some tough times, and some times when even those who are the most loving couples need some time to be apart and to unstress from life's many worries (in a blessed way)--whether it is at home doing various different activities, or unwinding in a particular way which is pleasing (television, computer, books), or in a wholesome outdoor or sport activity, etc...Ofcourse, that doesn't mean hanging around with umarried buddies, drinking, partying, etc... wink

Going to church together is always a good thing, and the Holy Spirit takes over afterwards to make those bad feelings (of the evil one) go away...

May the Lord, through His Most Holy Mother hear your anguish and bless your marriage again...

In Christ,
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Originally Posted by Alice
Kyrie Eleison! Lord have mercy on you and your wife and your SACRED marriage!

Thanks!

Originally Posted by Alice
Have you decided to spend a little holy and blessed time apart, such as taking a week to go on a spiritual retreat or a monastery?

This is a superb idea, thank you. I should consider this.

Originally Posted by Alice
Going to church together is always a good thing, and the Holy Spirit takes over afterwards to make those bad feelings (of the evil one) go away...

Truly this is my Number One daily prayer ... as my wife doesn't practice.

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Christ is in our midst!!

Lord, grant Your grace to Booth and his wife to heal their marriage.

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Prayers for my brother and friend and for his wife, that they be blessed with the patience to get beyond this impasse in their relationship and that God grant them the strength and the insight to rekindle their feelings toward one another.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."

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