Reflect

Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions. 
Write some notes and then share your answers more fully with your spouse.
 
 

Prayer

You made me a good person, Father. 
It is important for You to help me realize that. 
When I fail, and You know that is too often,
it is because I don’t see my goodness. 
In my heart of hearts, I see myself as ordinary. 
That is so wrong, Father. 
How could I be ordinary when I am Your son/daughter? 
Jesus will tell You how I feel.

Amen.

 

Questions

1. I find talking about my views with you on the following topics range from difficult to easy. On a scale of 1 to 10, with low numbers for Easy and high numbers for Difficult, mark numbers next to these topics.

Easy  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Difficult

___ finances___ goals of our marriage
___ spirituality___ feelings (my own)
___ God___ Our/my sexuality
___ Parish___ Recreation
___ Sickness (my own)___ House rules
___ my children’s sexuality___ feelings (someone else’s)
___ death___ spending
___ politics___ work hours