Catholic and Married: Leaning into Love

Catholic and Married: Leaning into Love

by Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett

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Overview

Only in fairy tales, you say. Bui there is life after the honeymoon - messy, challenging, happily married life. That's the great promise of Catholic marriage, and if you're married or considering marriage the joy is there for you, too. Many Catholics today share the culture's unease - fear of divorce, the prevalence; of cohabitation, and the wounds of past relationships all conspire to made 'til death do us part seem fake a risky proposition. But the authors of Catholic and Married all agree, marriage is the adventure of a lifetime. In these sometimes funny, tell-it-like-it-is chapters, this diverse group of men and women offer you their insights and advice on: Children - the gift that keeps on giving, Marrying young - objections and object lessons, Contraception - an honest discussion on a touchy subject, Parenting skills - it's not rocket science (it just feels like it sometimes), And much more! These stories Will encourage you to lean into love. Hold nothing back. And experience the Catholic marriage God intended for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612787329
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Tom Karen Edmisten 7

Chapter 1 Mirrors Around a Flame: The Gift of Children Simcha Fisher 15

Chapter 2 Trending Toward Joy: Taking the Long View By Art Larainc Bennett 29

Chapter 3 Stars in the Country Sky: Contemporary Challenges to Marriage Brandon McGinley 47

Chapter 4 Marrying Young: From Central Park to the Confessional David Amber Lapp 63

Chapter 5 Are You Done? Catholic Marriage and Contraception Jenny Uebbing 79

Chapter 6 Getting to Know You: Convenience, Commitment, and Cohabitation Meg T. McDonnell 93

Chapter 7 Parenting Skills: Its Not Rocket Science Thomas Lickona 105

Chapter 8 Having Hope for Marriage as a Child of Divorce Joseph D. White 125

Chapter 9 It Takes Two Dan Hallic Lord 139

Notes 153

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