“We can’t impose ideas, we have to propose them. But there’s another dimension where these things are true. And there’s all kinds of things that flow from that – the structure of the family, the structure of society, and how diversity and unity are able to go together.”
“The things, the insights, the wisdom, the theology of the church – it’s not information that you just learn and memorize. There’s an insight into the dignity of the person that is only realized in relationship with each other.”
I didn’t want drama, I wanted bliss. But when those dramatic moments happen in marriage, what do you do? Do you say “Well, maybe I should just start over and get out while the gettin’s good” or do we need to take a reinvestment in our understanding of what Love is?
“If we only knew the treasure that we receive when we unite spiritually to pray, when we come together with our Lord in prayer, what that can do for us.”
We can’t get caught in the trap where we think that our difficulty or challenge – no matter how long we’ve been fighting it, no matter how far we feel like we’re in it – that God can’t come with his graces, and there can’t come a way to help us out.
After 9 fruitful lessons with Jason Angelette and Timmy Mccaffery, let’s remember the devout guidance shared with us.
“It could be a wonderful person, but if they’ve hurt me, that’s how I define them. Instead of defining our spouse or our situation as the thing that I’ve got to escape from or I’m not going to survive, is I’ve got to somehow be able to see the good.”
When people say “5 kids and this and that – how do you do that”, I say “Wait, do you think I’m like a Superman?” It is God. You have to see that God wants to move in all our lives, and if we do anything good it’s because of Him. He’s knocking at our door, and we’ve gotta let Him in.
“Am I gonna spend 30 minutes looking at my phone when I could just be hanging out with my kids playing Legos? I don’t want to play with Legos, but you know what? That’s what love looks like. Because I’m looking at the focus of my kids.”
“My wife is more than I ever could have asked for. She’s more than I deserve. If I can just rest in that, let that be the gift that it is, it is absolutely overwhelming. The joy that comes from that is overwhelming – it’s the best.”