Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christ: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage available in Paperback
Chapter 1: Alerts couples to today's cultural forces that shape their understanding and practice of married life. Chapter 2: Our deepest religious convictions provide a basis for a spirituality of marriage. Chapter 3: It is important to see our spouses as "companions" on the journey. Chapter 4: Married couples must also embrace the call to conversion and recognize that their marriage will be the privileged place wherein they will work out their salvation. Chapter 5: Reflections avoid both an overly romantic treatment of marital sexuality and the reduction of sex to procreative obligations. Chapter 6: Marriage is a vocation to Christian mission. One's obligations as parents are an invitation to create in the home a school for Christian discipleship.
Gaillardetz creatively draws on the deep wisdom of our Christian tradition while reflecting on the lived experience of marriage. Written with a refreshing sense of candor and humor, this book is informative, lively, and personal, providing wonderful insight into the daring adventure of Christian marriage.
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About the Author
Dr. Gaillardetz was a Catholic delegate on the U.S. Catholic-Methodist Dialogue (2000-2005). He served on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2006-2008), and in June 2011 he was elected vice-president. He has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association for his writing and in 2000 received the Sophia Award, which is offered annually by the faculty of the Washington Theological Union in recognition of a theologian's contributions to the life of the Church. Dr. Gaillardetz is a popular speaker at theological and pastoral conferences. He is married to Diana Gaillardetz, and they are the parents of four boys.