You desire to grow closer to your spouse and to find effective ways to improve your marriage. Check out this best-of clip from The Inner Life! You can listen to the entire episode here!
Patrick Conley talks to Fr. Allen Hoffa about 3 ingredients to have a successful marriage.
- Intimacy is allowing vulnerability and letting your partner see into your depth.
- Intimacy is not just physical; it’s a deep connection and mutual trust.
- Any reluctance to share something with a spouse indicates a potential problem in the relationship.
- Sacrifice is putting personal wants aside for the good of the other.
- The ultimate form of love in marriage is the willingness to sacrifice for the other.
- The cross represents the ultimate sacrifice and serves as a reminder of selfless love.
- Praying for and with your spouse strengthens the bond.
- It’s essential to communicate with God about your relationship and seek guidance.
- Prayer can provide clarity, especially during challenging times.
The goal of marriage is not just an earthly contract but a divine commission to help your spouse reach heaven. Couples should aim to build a deep connection based on heart and soul, not just physical attraction.