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Are your ready for the days after D-day?

Remember, your wedding only lasts one day, while your marriage will last a lifetime. So the question comes if you have prepared for those days together? Don’t worry if you have not or still figuring how to prepare, a simple list below shall help you set you on the right track for the same.

Remember, your wedding only lasts one day, while your marriage will last a lifetime. So the question comes if you have prepared for those days together? Don’t worry if you have not or still figuring how to prepare, a simple list below shall help you both set on the right track for the same.

Frequent the Sacraments
Regular Confession
Frequent Holy Communion
Witness the Sacrament of Matrimony

Pray
Rosaries & Novenas
Eucharistic Adoration
Saintly Intercession (Choosing a Patron Saint for your Married life would be a great idea)
Fasting
Prepare a Spiritual Bouquet or Prayer Journal for your spouse?

Study
Read good Catholic books on Married Life
Watch and listen to Catholic Talks about Marriage

Seek Counsel
Diocesan/Parish Marriage Prep
Find a mentor couple
Consider further Catholic counselling if needed

Deepen your personal relationship with Jesus
Go on a retreat
Do a Bible study
Serve together
Grow in virtue and work on getting rid of sin and vice
Do a Maria Consecration

Discuss your marital mission
Discuss and record the main spiritual goals and dreams for your marriage

Creative Ideas for a Catholic Wedding
Improvised using references from Katie Warner
Pope Francis encourages everyone in the Church to help couples live out married life.

“They [young people] need to be encouraged to see the sacrament, not as a single moment that then becomes a part of the past and its memories, but rather as a reality that permanently influences the whole of married life” (AL, no. 215).

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