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365 Dates: In Conversation with Dana Nygaard
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by Dana Nygaard, author of the new book 365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage – Catholic Edition: Increasing Your Emotional Intimacy One Question at a Time. Greg and I have been married since 1986, and yet I still find “dates” with my husband to be one of life’s greatest gifts. I love that Dana has provided such a lovely tool for us to focus on truly cherishing our marriage relationship. It’s never too early or too late to focus on bettering our communication with one another.
Catholic News Agency
How to bring back the joy of courtship to strengthen Catholic marriages
How much would your marriage benefit if someone would plan for you one date of emotional and spiritual intimacy? Dana Nygaard’s new book, "365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage: Catholic Edition," is doing that for you for a full year.
Nygaard, a Catholic author and marriage counselor, told CNA that "this faith-based book is for Catholic couples who desire to grow closer through thought-provoking and engaging conversations. Whether they are happily married or experiencing a dating slump, this marriage enrichment tool is for those who want to rekindle the new and exciting feelings they enjoyed when they first met."
The book encourages couples to hold dates in which they navigate three questions formed to "deepen the couple’s conversation while they are enjoying their date night," she told CNA. "And the 'Go' question is meant for couples to enter into a thought-provoking conversation stirring curiosity while gaining new insights into their spouse’s perspectives."
North Texas Catholic
New apostolate enriches marriages with ten commandments
COLLEYVILLE — “One of the things I love most about my spouse is her attention to detail,” Paul said during a Cana Commandments Retreat Nov. 2 at Good Shepherd Parish in Colleyville.
“You are blessed and highly favored,” responded Armando, who continued the exchange. “One of the things I love most about my wife is her charisma.”
“You are blessed and highly favored,” answered Paul.
The two men then circulated the room to share additional positive attributes about their spouses with others on the retreat. This “Life-Giving Words” activity helped couples reflect on Commandment Two of the Ten Commandments of Marriage: Thou shall speak well of your spouse.
By the end of the activity, all 10 couples on the retreat had shared 16 positive attributes about their spouses with another person.
“It’s important to build up positive emotional memories of your spouse and you now just built up 16 new positive memories in your brain,” said Dana Nygaard, Cana Commandments author and facilitator. View Full Article
Mamas In Spirit
Dana shares best prayer and communication practices to help you and your spouse heal and attain a God-centered marriage. Learn how to let go of ego and pride in order to grow in virtue.
Catholic News Agency
Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones?
In the 2017 Disney-Pixar movie “Coco,” the main character, Miguel, accidentally passes over into the land of the dead on Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) while trying to reconcile his love of music with his family’s ban on it.
There, he learns that the dead can only visit their loved ones on that holiday if they can prove there is a photo of them on their family’s “ofrenda”, an altar with photos of loved ones, colorful decorations, and the favorite foods, drinks and mementos of the deceased.
“We've put their photos on the ofrenda so their spirits can cross over. That is very important! If we don't put them up, they can't come!” Miguel’s abuelita explains.
While in the land of the dead, Miguel bumps into his own deceased family members, and learns his true family history.
National Catholic Register
‘Lean Very Heavily on the Lord’: Loss of Loved Ones Particularly Felt as Christmas Approaches
Catholics grieving at this time of year find support from faith and family as they mourn‘at the foot of the manger.’ After Ginny Webb’s husband, Vincent, set up the Christmas tree, he would periodically check on how she and their granddaughter Harper were decorating it and offer encouragement.
Ginny, 66, of Frisco, Texas, wasn’t eager to decorate the tree this year without her husband of 33 years, who died unexpectedly in August from a cerebral hemorrhage, but Harper convinced her that they should carry on the tradition.
“It was just different this year,” she said. “We did it, but our hearts weren’t 100%. [Harper] made as much of an effort as I did. I could tell she was trying to — but it was different.”
Date Night One Question at a Time
Today, I continue my ongoing series of conversations with published authors as I’m joined by Dana Nygaard, author of the new book 365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage – Catholic Edition: Increasing Your Emotional Intimacy One Question at a Time. Greg and I have been married since 1986, and yet I still find “dates” with my husband to be one of life’s greatest gifts. I love that Dana has provided such a lovely tool for us to focus on truly cherishing our marriage relationship. It’s never too early or too late to focus on bettering our communication with one another. I hope you enjoy my chat with Dana and that you’ll take time for a date night soon!
A Catholic Psychotherapist grounded in Christ Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker, and mother, Dana Nygaard is a down-to-earth, cradle Catholic with a heart for the New Evangelization. Her unique blend of proven psychotherapy techniques with authentic Catholic spirituality provide her clients and audiences with practical solutions that have life-changing effects. She began her professional work as a teacher after receiving her Bachelor of Secondary Education from the University of North Texas. Later, inspired by the desire to help individuals and married couples seeking emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing from a Catholic psychological perspective, she earned her counseling degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Guadalupe Radio Network at Sacred Heart Books and Gifts
Dana Nygaard was invited back to Guadalupe Radio Network while they were out at Sacred Heart Books and Gifts of Dallas. During her time on air they dove into the process of writing 365 Dates to renew your Christian Marriage, and the difference between her Christian and Catholic edition.
Guadalupe Radio Network
Dana joined Guadalupe Radio Network to discuss her upcoming Book launch for 365 Dates for your Christian Marriage. As the leading Catholic Radio Network in Dallas, Guadalupe Radio Network invited Dana to speak about her newest work to ground Catholics marriages in Christ.
Color of Thought Podcast
Join me this week as I talk about Erik Erikson's developmental stages, what Aristotle says about the will and the appetite, and a delightful conversation with therapist Dana Nygaard.
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