Staying Engaged After Marriage (The Inner Life with Patrick Conley)

Are you and your spouse looking for ways to deepen your connection and improve your marriage? This podcast clip of The Inner Life with Patrick Conley has lots of wisdom packed in for you!

Celebrating the upcoming National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day, Fr. Dave Heney dives into the profound sanctity and significance of marriage. He emphasizes how marriage is not just a common occurrence but a vital sacrament that seeds the future generation, encapsulating moments of profound love and commitment. 🌱❤️

Drawing from his vast experience, Fr. Dave has noticed a striking transformation in couples’ attitudes over the years. Once resistant to Church teachings, couples now approach marriage with humility and openness, eager to receive wisdom that could fortify their bonds against the storms of life.

The golden nugget of advice from Fr. Dave? Stay engaged. It’s a simple yet profound piece of advice that resonates deeply with engaged couples. He reminisces about the evolution of a relationship from acquaintances to friends, to lovers, and finally, engaged partners, urging couples to perpetually dwell in that stage of engagement even after marriage. 💌💍

Fr. Dave warns against becoming “professional household managers,” where life’s mundane tasks take precedence over nurturing the relationship. The key to an enduring marriage, according to him, is continuous engagement – maintaining that keen attentiveness and deep, meaningful communication that first brought the couple together. 🏡

In a nutshell, staying engaged means keeping the flames of love, attention, and communication alight through every season of marriage, making sure that even in the face of life’s inevitable challenges, the bond only grows stronger and more intimate. 🕊️🔥

Are you ready to dive deeper into the art of staying engaged? You can catch the whole hour of conversation here.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.