Last fall, my husband and I joined with six other area couples to form a team in the international movement called Teams of Our Lady, which is a movement of "Married Spirituality" which brings together Christian couples united by the Sacrament of Marriage; and who wish, together, to deepen the graces of their Sacrament of Marriage.
Three of the couples were already friends of ours and we met the others at the forming of the team. In addition to a pilot couple that helps us get started, we have a chaplain from a local parish who attends the monthly meetings and is involved in the prayer and discussions.
While we are only four months in, "Teams" (as we refer to it) has been fruitful for us. The evil one seems to always attack us on the day of our monthly meetings, which makes us cranky and stressed and not too excited to go. But once we are there, the sharing of a meal, fellowship, and sharing removes the stress and inspires us both individually and in our marriage.
It is consoling to surround ourselves with like-minded couples who share joys and struggles of marriage and family life honestly and with charity. The three hours we spend together monthly flies by and our discussions are interesting and thoughtful.
There is much more I could explain in regards to Teams, even though we are fairly new to it. I will likely discuss it further here one day, but for today I'm remembering my gratefulness when we arrived home last night from our meeting and my cranky mood from earlier in the day had been replaced by peace. Praise God!
Our Lady, Queen of Teams, Pray for us!