March 2023
Lent for Married Couples 2023


We offer this series to help you and your spouse stay connected during the holy season of Lent.

We invite you to take a short time—about 20 minutes a day—to do something for your marriage. On Easter morning, you will find greater unity, an increased appreciation for learning more about each other, and a gratitude for the small ways you’ve chosen to show your love and affection. 
Set yourself up for success! Pick a time of day you can be consistent with. Turn off your phones and other distractions. Light a candle. Sit close together and take turns reading the parts out loud. We have selected one of the daily readings for you to read each day. It is followed by a meditation, a time for quiet reflection, discussion, a blessing, and a prayer for unity. 
You might be thinking . . . 
“Pray together every day?! Really?!” 
If you miss a day or two, don’t worry! Start small—say, twice a week. Remember, each effort you make to pray and talk more with your spouse is a victory. Your marriage will grow stronger and you will be happier as a couple. You will begin to see God’s grace and the Holy Spirit at work in your relationship. Your example will bring hope to the world. 
The Marriage in Christ Happy Hour on February 25th was a great success!

Twelve couples gathered for evening of fellowship, hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a short presentation of "Praying Together as a Couple", from Bill Wacker.
"This was a wonderful event!" Rebecca

"We enjoyed the fellowship and insights from Bill." Andrew

Stay tuned for the next Happy Hour event. For more information, please contact
Fran at or call the MIC office at 651.395.6828.
Comments from recent participants in a Marriage in Christ seminar.

"We are taking more time to sit and converse with each other."

"The seminar brought us closer together and gave us a framework and tools to improve our daily lives.

"The conversation starters and loving action suggestions are very helpful."

One couple used the conversation starters at a family dinner. The ideas sparked good conversation that was not focused on family dynamic issues. Everyone had an enjoyable evening.

Would you like to host a Marriage in Christ seminar at your place of worship or your neighborhood? Contact Fran Willard at for more information.
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Come, Holy Spirit, inspire our hearts; inspire couples to desire your presence in their life, marriage, & family. Draw them to you. May we be a vehicle to reveal you to them.