If your spouse is an anti-Valentine’s Day kind of person, it might be time to adopt a new holiday. How about a holiday actually blessed by Pope John Paul II? Would that do it for your spouse?
Let me introduce you to World Marriage Day. (You might also remember it as the day in mass when the priest has all the couples stand up and get a special blessing.)
World Marriage Day received a special blessing from Pope John Paul II in 1993 and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of February. This year, it falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day. WMD’s website has a great list of ways you can celebrate with your spouse on this special day like looking at your wedding pictures together, telling your children how you met and fell in love, or doing something special for another married couple. The purpose of World Marriage Day is to examine the love in your marriage, how it used to be and how it has developed, and celebrate that love with you spouse.
Below are links to marriage posts from Catholic Mommy Blogs around the web. Please show them some love… and I hope World Marriage Day encourages you to share some love with your spouse. 😉