Edited to add (November 2019): This post is about the 2018 edition. Check out the 2019 edition! Thank you!
There are so many Advent devotionals out there! And it’s great, really. Advent is the perfect time to spend dedicated time each day praying and meditating on Scripture.
But a couple of blogging friends and I realized there’s not much out there specifically for Catholic married couples. So we decided to write a devotional together!
Do you want a simple way for your and your spouse to prepare for Christmas together? Waiting Together is an Advent devotional specifically for Catholic couples! Each day in Advent, we give you the Gospel reading for the day, a reflection, questions to discuss together, and a prayer. That’s it! It will take you less than 10 minutes each day. (Most days will probably only take 5 minutes. Easy peasy, right?)
There are a few challenges scattered throughout, and all are simple things that you and your spouse can do together to help keep the Advent season sacred.
We centered the devotional around marriage (obviously) and each week has a different theme. For example, I wrote the first week of the devotional, which is all about hope. I share experiences and insights from my own marriage and tie them into Advent.
A brief overview:
- Week 1, Hope – written by myself, Jen, of Surprised By Marriage
- Week 2, Faith – written by Kristi Denoy of Hail Marry
- Week 3, Joy – written by Hilary Thompson of Messy Buns and Latin Chant
- Week 4, Peace – written by Rachel Washington of Hail Marry
You can print it out yourself or read it on any device. (I’m a big fan of emailing PDFs to my Kindle – here are instructions on how to do that.)
We are so passionate about encouraging couples to pray together and foster a spiritual life together, so we’re very excited about this project! We hope it blesses you and your marriage this Advent. Click below to purchase. (Note: it’s a digital download!)