What Is Marriage: 4 Ways To Honor This Sacrament

“Let marriage be held in honor among all.” Hebrews 13:4

“What is marriage?” is a questions many people don’t take the time to ask themselves or their partner. It seems so simple a child could define it. But marriage is a deep sacrament, given to us by God.

It is so important, Christ honored it by performing his first miracle at a wedding, turning water into wine.

Honoring Marriage Day is on May 7, 2016, and a special mass will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral honoring couples celebrating their fifth, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th and beyond anniversaries. A cake and punch reception will follow in the lower level of the Cathedral.

In recognition of Honoring Marriage Day and this important question of “what is marriage?”, let’s go over four ways to honor and support this sacrament.
 

1. Pray For ItMarriage

Praying is important throughout your life, but people often don’t think about praying for their current or soon-to-be spouse. Some may consider praying and asking God for a spouse, but truly you should be praying for your spouse to be holy and loving when you are finally brought together.

Praying for this sacrament in general, that it be honored by all in the way God intended, is also important.
 

2. Wait For It

Waiting for marriage implies two separate concepts: waiting before engaging in sexual intimacy, and waiting for the right time to marry without delaying beyond the time God intends. God forbids sexual intimacy before marriage. We are not permitted to engage in any sexual contact before saying our vows, and in this way we keep our sexual lives pure, honoring this special relationship by procreating within it’s bounds.

Marrying before you are ready, or delaying marrying your partner frivolously also dishonors this sacrament. One must be mature enough to make the choice to marry while also following local laws. You must also not delay married life, choosing to either live together outside of the sacrament’s bounds or delaying when you are already ready.
 

3. Center It On Christ

Family life is centered on marriage, and marriage is centered on Christ. Both your wedding and married life should be thought of in context of their relationship to Christ, and you should always reevaluate whether what you are doing is right and correct.

Weddings which have virtually no reference to God, Christ, the Holy Spirit or the Gospel are not very Christ centered. The same can be said for marriages which do not emphasize God-given children (either natural or adopted), regular prayer, and balance between family and work.
 

4. Defend And Promote It

Defend this sacrament against those who attempt to re-define it, as well as those who demean it. It is a union between God, woman and man, to care for children and raise them in Christ’s love.

Promote it to others by your strong example: attend church and community functions as a family; pray for each other, your family and community; care for your neighbors and friends as you would Christ, no matter their religion, views or lifestyle; and when someone is considering marriage, ask them to really consider “what is marriage?” and how they can best honor it.

Listening Live Online Is More Popular Than Ever

AM 1180 KYES offers online streaming options so you can listen live from work, the car, home or at the dentist’s office using our website.

 

According to recent studies by the Pew Research Center, 53 percent of Americans ages 12 and older listened to online radio in the past month, and this percentage has grown in leaps and bounds since online streaming first became available.

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Audio as a platform is stronger than ever as more and more ways to listen continue to emerge. Researchers suggest popularity is linked to consumer tendency to multi-task while listening to the radio, whether it’s on a mobile device, computer or on the radio.

 

Web

Listening to KYES is as simple as navigating to the KYES homepage and clicking the ‘Listen Live’ button at the top right of the page, just under the search bar. This will open a new window in your browser and KYES will begin playing automatically for you to listen live. Volume can be controlled with a slider across the top of the audio player.

 

Mobile

On your phone simply download a free radio app such as ‘TuneIn Radio’ through your app store. Once it is downloaded you can either search for the KYES station, or click on ‘Local Radio’ and browse through the AM stations until you find KYES. Click on KYES and then click the play button and you will be listening live!

 

Car

If you are far afield without access to KYES on your radio station dial, simply follow the mobile instruction above and then connect a 3.5mm headphone jack with two male ends, one end connected to your mobile phone’s headphone jack, the other to your car’s audio input jack. Then set your radio to ‘Audio In’ instead of AM or FM and you should hear KYES coming out of your car stereo speakers!

 

AM 1180 KYES – Your Catholic Talk Radio

AM 1180 KYES is dedicated to being your source for Catholic talk radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is life, family, and faith. We strive to be a significant force in the lives of local Christians and serve as a tool to communicate the love of Jesus to all who listen. We invite you to contact us for more information, or listen to our programming and find out why KYES Catholic radio is so valuable. Call our office at (320) 257-9700, or email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info. Supporting life, faith, and family, we are AM 1180 KYES, Catholic Talk!

 

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Events in St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud, MN is an incredible community with countless things to see and do for everyone in the family. However, finding a resource for discovering the events that matter to you most can be challenging. AM 1180 KYES is proud to serve Central Minnesota with focused Catholic programming, and also a supporter of many events throughout the region. We have worked hard to provide our listeners with the resource they have been looking for, our KYES Events Calendar.

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Whether you are seeking an option for a fun family outing, are looking for support in your Catholic faith, need a group to help you through the trials of life, or an event for charity to give back to the community, our local events calendar has you covered. It provides not only the events but detailed descriptions for each. Events can be organized by category to find what you are looking for quickly and easily. You also have the option of subscribing to our events feed, so you are notified whenever an event is added. We are always updating our calendar and welcome you to contact us with the details about your event as well. The KYES Events Calendar is your resource for trusted and high-quality events, groups, and other activities to keep you fully up to date.

AM 1180 KYES – Your Catholic Talk Radio

AM 1180 KYES is dedicated to being your source for Catholic talk radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is life, family, and faith. We strive to be a significant force in the lives of local Christians and serve as a tool to communicate the love of Jesus to all who listen. We invite you to contact us for more information, or listen to our programming and find out why KYES Catholic radio is so valuable. Call our office at (320) 257-9700, or email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info. Supporting life, faith, and family, we are AM 1180 KYES, Catholic Talk!

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Support Catholic Radio in Central Minnesota

There is a deep need in Central Minnesota for sources of hope in a troubled world. Whether a person is dealing with a significant loss, facing a trial, or are just worn down by the struggles of life, they need encouragement, answers, and love. Many of us need to hear the life-giving words of Christ to help us persevere. Catholic radio and AM 1180 KYES provides a source that not only comforts and encourages, but also guides us through the temptations, emotions, and unexpected events we face each day. Programming such as daily mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Conversation with Glen Lewerenz, or the fantastic shows provided through our partnership with Relevant Radio® delivers just the boost we so often need.

However, this phenomenal source of Catholic truth and comfort is not possible without the support of our listeners. Our radio ministry provides this programming free, both over the air and online through your computer or mobile device. The cost to continue requires those who can help us. To those who currently support KYES, we sincerely thank you. To others who believe in our ministry and support our mission, we wanted to share some of the reasons why it is beneficial to everyone when you support Catholic radio in Central Minnesota.

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Our radio ministry benefits from your financial support in every aspect of our efforts. From our business partners to private donors, your gift allows us to continue operating. We simply couldn’t continue without you.

For Our Listeners

Catholic talk radio is powerful. It inspires, supports, and celebrates Christian values in many different ways. A radio station is often forgotten. You hear it driving to the store, listen as you do your work, or to have some background noise as you are cleaning the house. The fact is that listening regularly provides so much value, whether you are intently focused on the programming, or catch only nuggets of truth and guidance. When you support Catholic radio in Central Minnesota, you are a vital part of the ministry that can change a life and save a soul.

For You

Supporting KYES provides you with many benefits. By doing so, you are serving God and fulfilling the Great Commission. Serving others in such an impactful way is a boost to the soul. It provides you the opportunity to give back and greatly help your fellow man.

Support Catholic Radio in Central Minnesota

There is no shortage of exceptional ministries that would benefit from your financial support, and we are so grateful for everyone who has the means and desire to partner with us. For those who are not able to help us with a financial gift, we sincerely appreciate your prayers. We are honored to serve Central Minnesota with Catholic talk radio, and will continue to give our all to provide you with our very best.

AM 1180 KYES – Your Catholic Talk Radio

AM 1180 KYES is dedicated to being your source for Catholic talk radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is life, family, and faith. We strive to be a significant force in the lives of local Christians and serve as a tool to communicate the love of Jesus to all who listen. We invite you to contact us for more information, or listen to our programming and find out why KYES Catholic radio is so valuable. Call our office at (320) 257-9700, or email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info. Supporting life, faith, and family, we are AM 1180 KYES, Catholic Talk!

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Catholic News Radio Is a Tool in Times of Trial

One does not need to look far before finding horrible events that can shake our faith. The world can be a difficult place, and so often we hear about or experience events that are challenging to even fathom. Every day, new stories can be found that demonstrate the depravity existing around us. Often, we are either immune or numb to these events around the globe, but even when terrible things are happening outside our own backyards, it can make us question why they are even allowed to happen. Some media outlets can spin stories to accomplish an agenda. Alternatively, they can focus on the gory details to entice us to stroke the sin within us and gain viewers or listeners. So quickly can we be taken in by these tactics that we can lose sight of what is truly important, how we are to live, or even to pray.

Suffering Surrounds UsKeep Smiling

The recent events in Paris are simply beyond understanding. So casually taking so many innocent lives for the purpose of pushing the evil hatred that is a particular group’s message seems otherworldly. However, as we also know, these major terroristic events are not something a world away. The September 11 attacks and so many other events make it painfully clear that no matter where we live in the world, evil happens. We are continually bombarded with the stories of these major tragedies, as well as seemingly minor occurrences that turn the world our friends and family upside-down as well. The loss of a child in an accident, the burning down of a home, or the diagnosis of cancer in our own bodies seem so contrary to what our minds tell us we should believe and feel. As Catholics, we have the advantage of understanding that God is in control in all things. Even though we may not understand them now, we can rest in the knowledge that anything that happens is for his purposes, and his intentions are always good.

Fighting a Battle Within and Outside Ourselves

Knowing that, however, does not free us from the temptation to question God in these sufferings. It does not exempt us from questioning our faith, our beliefs, and our hope. Whether we are facing an incomprehensible reality in our own lives or hearing about them in someone else’s, we can be apt to throw our hands up in disgust, instead of throwing them around the comfort of the Lord. Catholic news radio cannot answer all these impossible questions. However, it can be a tool we use to stand firm when we are shaken, and look to the source of truth, not the father of lies.

Catholic News Radio is a Tool

As stated early, regardless of where you get your news, it can be challenging to find it from a source that aligns with our struggles and beliefs as Catholics. Politics, greed, agendas, and many other factors can color our news in ways we may not even realize. While we are not targeting any media sources specifically, we know firsthand that it can be challenging to present the news in a manner entirely objective. So, instead of claiming that Catholic news radio has no agenda, we unapologetically state the opposite. Getting your news from Catholic talk radio, is getting it from a source whose agenda is to love people as Christ loves us, to spread the message of his strength and power and to rest in his promises of hope and justice. Catholic news radio is a tool that we can use to help us understand the world around us, but also to do so with an attitude and practical application of a Catholic perspective. Catholic talk radio is not perfect. However, it can be trusted as a news source that certainly puts God in the center, and works hard to remain steadfast no matter how painful the story can be to hear.

AM 1180 KYES – Your Catholic Talk Radio

AM 1180 KYES is dedicated to being your source for Catholic talk radio programming in St. Cloud and throughout Central Minnesota. Our message is life, family, and faith. We strive to be a significant force in the lives of local Christians and serve as a tool to communicate the love of Jesus to all who listen. We invite you to contact us for more information, or listen to our programming and find out why KYES Catholic radio is so valuable. Call our office at (320) 257-9700, or email us at friends@gabrielmedia.info. Supporting life, faith, and family, we are AM 1180 KYES, Catholic Talk!

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