Most people I know think about Lent as a time to give things up and “deprive yourself.” However, the Lenten season is also about giving more of yourself to others, including those who you love the most. Lent is also the perfect opportunity to focus on your marriage or most significant relationships.
“No act of virtue can be great if it is not followed by advantage for others. So, no matter how much time you spend fasting, no matter how much you sleep on a hard floor and eat ashes and sigh continually, if you do no good to others, you do nothing great,” John Chrysostom, an early Christian mystic wrote.
Focusing on your relationship doesn’t downplay the Lenten season. Instead, it reminds us that our activities should enrich the lives of those we love the most.
Head over to Aleteia to read about five things you can do during Lent to improve your marriage!