Happy Valentine’s Day. I want to thank Fr. Steve for the opportunity to prepare the bulletin column this week. As the only married member of the clergy staff here at Christ the King, I am here to tell you I have the perfect Valentine’s Day present for you to give your spouse. My lovely wife Mary has been my valentine for 43 years now (we’ve been married for 41 but of course being each other’s valentine is one of things that got us to the altar), and what I want to tell you about is something that has made this past year one of our best. That is the “Marriage in Christ” (MIC) program – a program that we are offering here at Christ the King Parish in March. Someone suggested that Mary and I attend this program when it was offered at Little Flower Parish last year in order to evaluate bringing it here to CTK, and so we did.
You know it’s funny, but having been married for as long as we have, you wouldn’t think a marriage enrichment program would have had anything new to teach us, but the truth is we learned some things at MIC that we would have benefited from early on in our marriage, plus we were reminded of some really cool things that we had forgotten. For some reason, when couples hear about a marriage enrichment program being offered at the church, they think it’s a marriage repair program, and they shy away because their marriage is doing fine. But with MIC, that just isn’t the case, it provides a tune up for marriages that are doing well as well as a tool for those that might need […]