Marriage is your treasure. Your task as a couple will be to keep your treasure shining. One way to accomplish this is by managing your garbage, the daily disappointments and hurts you cause each other. Do not let the bad feelings pile up. Reach out to your spouse to ask for forgiveness or to forgive. And when forgiving, be generous and merciful. Follow the example of Jesus. As he forgives you in the sacrament of Reconciliation, you are to forgive your spouse. If forgiving is difficult because the hurt is too deep, seek help from your pastor or a trusted counselor. As a couple married in the Church, your participation in the sacraments, especially Reconciliation, will be a constant source of graces and a reminder of God’s forgiving love, and it will help you keep your treasure shining.


Who’s In? (Sunday Morning Cafe)

Why Go to Confession? (EWTN)

Mortal Versus Venial Sin (EWTN)

Article 8: Sin (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Two Shall Become One: The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Marriage (USCCB)

Penance (USCCB)

Selecting a Marriage Therapist

Counseling (For Your Marriage)

How to Go to Confession

How to Go to Confession (Busted Halo)

God’s Gift of Forgiveness (USCCB)

8 Steps To A Good Confession (CatholicTV)

How to Go to Confession (Msgr. Peter Vaghi, The Commandments We Keep)