Messy Family Podcast : Catholic Conversations on Marriage and Family
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic Conversations on Marriage and Family
MP 037: The Courage to Correct
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“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.” – Matthew 18: 15

As married people, we each have a duty, a solemn obligation to help to get our spouse to heaven. Sometimes we help them by being a cross for them ☺, but sometimes we need to help our beloved by pointing out things in their lives that need to change in order for them to grow in virtue. Here, we’re not talking about a difference in values – most of those are not moral issues – but correction regarding sinful patterns of behavior or vices that need to be rooted out. How do we do this? How do we know when to speak up and when to just pray or be silent? How do we get the courage needed to have this conversation with love?

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9