The regular “little of this, little of that” feature from Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Today we are promoting a wonderful marriage prep course! It would be wonderful for any couple, no matter whether you are just engaged or have been married for years. It would make a great gift for loved ones. The giveaway is closed.
I met Mattie in Denver when I was speaking there. She told me about the beautiful apostolate founded by her family for the purpose of establishing healthy marriages. She says, “Looking for a personal, one-on-one mentoring for your marriage preparation? Something convenient, deep, anchored in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body but tailored to YOU and your relationship?” And indeed, I have looked into this program and that description is just what you get.
Details at the end of this post.
Things are hotting up in the garden. Those pears are only a fraction of what I have out there. I never spray or do anything to the trees, so I have to pick through and do my best with them, but I think this year they are very good, for all the neglect they suffer! If you know what I should do to have a more sightly harvest (especially about pruning!) tell me in the comments!
This week’s links:
- Your quick sports video of the week: Mainly just because I think that putting the trash can lid on his head is a Lawler male move. I looks fairly clean so I can be okay with that. Not really. But you know.
- Do you know about Marie Kondo and the de-cluttering craze that is sweeping (haha) the universe? Well, you can google that and then come read this spoof. Who am I to mock an effective declutterer. But you have to admit this is funny.
- We are all about teaching your children chant, and this post (and the one it links to on Reddit) will help. Great suggestions.
- We hope you have read every one of Deirdre’s posts about wedding planning. The last one, The Secret to Happy Wedding Planning, is especially helpful in focusing the engaged couple on what is really happening in their lives with this important step. We encourage you to spread the whole series (linked in the last one) far and wide to those you know who may be embarking on this wedding journey. And our giveaway today is particularly appropriate — we know that you will benefit from CatholicMarriagePrep!
Now onto our giveaway!
Well, we aren’t strictly “giving away” this course, but CatholicMarriagePrep is offering $50 off their $175 course.
CatholicMarriagePrep was founded by Christian and Christine Meert in 2004 at the request of Archbishop Charles Chaput. The online marriage prep classes were first created to help couples from the slopes of the Rockies who could not attend in person classes and has flourish from email exchanges to a very personal high-tech marriage preparation class recognized worldwide.
This preparation is perfect for those who either can’t make their diocesan marriage prep or don’t have a truly authentically Catholic preparation program available to them. It can supplement the sometimes inadequate preparation couples receive from their church. And it would be helpful to those who are already married but didn’t receive preparation that really grounded them in the reality of married life.
CatholicMarriagePrep brings the truth and beauty of Theology of the Body (Christian anthropology) to engaged (and even already married) couples.
Theology of the Body helps us to better understand the vocation of marriage, making visible its invisible reality.
CatholicMarriagePrep is the only one-on-one, mentor led, online Theology of the Body program accepted worldwide and available in English, Spanish and French. And even at $175, it’s one of the most affordable and enduring items you will buy for your wedding!
To enter to win the discount on this course, please simply leave a comment below! Remember, you can win it and give it as a gift to a young couple you know who would benefit from authentic teaching from Scripture and Tradition on true married love.
Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary! A crazy Catholic invention, or a lovely feast celebrated from earliest memory and firmly based in Scripture? Click and find out ;)
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