101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

$12.95

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other offers Catholic couples concise, practical, and at times humorous suggestions for creating and sustaining a more joyful, peace-filled marriage that is steeped in the beauty and mystery of Catholic faith.

Insights from marriage and family scholar Jennifer Roback Morse combine with the stories of young mother and wife Betsy Kerekes to make this a book for any Catholic couple--young or old--wanting to nurture their marriage. 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage is designed to help Catholic couples improve their relationships by making small changes in their habits, attitudes, and spirituality. Suggestions for everything from the most mundane aspects of marital life (housework, budgeting, weekend football) to the make-or-break components (forgiveness, kindness, prayer) help readers to love and appreciate their spouses anew.

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9781594714467
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2013-11-11
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16 Marriages That Made History

$13.95

When we think of famous persons in history, we usually remember their great deeds in the areas of science, politics, art, etc. But for some, their greatest achievement in life was not played out before the public, but rather took place within the private sphere of their marriage. The world may remember them for their extraordinary gifts and accomplishments, but they, at the end of their lives, were most mindful of their greatest love: their spouse. This book honors the hidden love adventures of several famous persons in history. It offers concrete examples of marriages that transformed these well-known individuals in deep and personal ways. These are not fairy tales of marriages "made in heaven;" they are stories of real people with real struggles, who, through their marriage, were challenged, strengthened, and encouraged to grow in their capacity for love. In this book, you will learn: How marriages can grow stronger through time, how marriage can provide tremendous strength for facing life's difficulties, how people with very different personalities can be completely united in marriage, how one woman's selfless love saved her marriage, how a queen learned to put her husband and her marriage ahead of power, how one couple's united search for truth led them to embrace the Catholic Faith. This book will help to restore your confidence in the power of marriage. It is recommended for those just starting out on their marriage journey, as well as for those already well advanced along the path. Gerard Castillo is a professor of Education at the University of Navarra, Spain, where he teaches courses in education, marriage, and family. He is the author of over thirty books on these subjects.

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9781594172335
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Amazing Grace for Married Couples

$13.99

Every marriage hits rough spots. The question is, how will you face those challenges? Amazing Grace for Married Couples features stories of couples who faced what seemed like insurmountable challenges, but through the grace of God found the strength and love to become closer than ever before.

In these pages, you will meet: 

● A husband and wife whose mutual infidelities threatened to tear their marriage apart. 

● A materialistic couple whose professional success could not fill the emptiness of their hearts. 

● A marriage that began lovingly but nearly ended in divorce as a result of a gambling addiction. 

● A husband whose addiction to pornography devastated his wife and family. 

These powerful stories of redemption truly celebrate marriage as a covenant of God’s love. They will fill your heart with hope and give you the faith to persevere in times of difficulty. Experience the amazing renewal God can work in the lives of ordinary couples.

Amazing Grace for Married Couples will deepen your commitment to marriage like no other book. This is a collection of inspiring stories about renewed relationships that were once on the brink of disaster. While most people would have written these couples off as hopelessly incompatible, through the grace of God, they overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles. As a result, every couple is more in love today than they were on their wedding day. In this book, you will experience how God's grace healed: ? A marriage that began lovingly but quickly sputtered out when the young wife became addicted to gambling. ? A wife whose addiction to romance novels undermined her relationship with her family and led to much heartbreak. ? A man and wife who discovered they had both been unfaithful to each other. When their lack of trust in each other turned them into virtual strangers, divorce seemed the only option.
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1932645799
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2005-09-01
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Boundaries in Marriage

$17.99

Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.

Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.

Boundaries are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in their marriage - and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy they both long for.

Boundaries in Marriage will help you:

  • Set and maintain personal boundaries and respect those of their spouse
  • Establish values that form a godly structure and architecture for their marriage
  • Protect their marriage from different kinds of "intruders"
  • Work with a spouse who understands and values boundaries - or work with one who doesn't
  • You don't have to let your marriage head toward separation or divorce. Discover how boundaries make life better today!

    Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

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    9780310243144
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    2002-08-12
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    By Love Refined: Letters to a Young Bride

    $14.95
    What to do when the honeymoon is over. This remarkable book shows couples how to transform stumbling blocks in their marriage into stepping stones of love. It reveals the beauty and importance of high ideals and offers practical tips to help couples live up to those ideals daily.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0918477514
    Publication Date: 
    1997-06-01
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    Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony

    $17.95
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    9781682780527
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-21
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    Clean of Heart

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    $17.99
    Clean of Heart is written for practicing Catholics who accept all the teachings of the Church, yet are still ensnared by pornography and self-abuse. There is hope! Through the Sacraments, God provides all the grace one needs to become pure. No matter how long one has indulged in pornography or how deep one has sunk into the mire of vice, Our Lord can still break the addiction! What makes Clean of Heart different? First, it is written from a Catholic point-of-view. While Evangelical Christians have many books and programs for pornography addicts, there are few titles on the market for Catholics. Clean of Heart consists of forty-three daily meditations which draw from the power of the Sacraments and the wisdom of the Saints (elements lacking in many Evangelical books). Second, Clean of Heart is a surprisingly chaste book. It contains no obscenities or explicit testimonies which may be an occasion of sin for some. The focus is on attaining a clean heart rather than recalling past sins.
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    9780977223459
    Publication Date: 
    2006-01-01
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    Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why

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    $7.95
    Providing a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic Church's teaching on contraception, Angela Franks, PhD, an experienced pro-life speaker and educator, explores how to live in accordance with Catholic sexual teaching and equips readers with the knowledge to explain the teaching to others. This understanding addresses Church history and the prevailing ideologies of today's mainstream society. Sociological data, vignettes of real life couples, a brief summary of natural family planning (NFP) and NaPRO Technology, and allusions to Theology of the Body are included.
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    9780819816382
    Publication Date: 
    2013-11-01
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    Covenanted Happiness

    $9.95

    This book demonstrates that marriage, contrary to the caricature of our permissive modern society, actually deepens, matures, and makes permanent your personal happiness. Cormac Burke candidly and charitably discusses sexual identity in marriage and family life, family planning, divorce, contraception, the value of children, the family in today's society, and more. He clarifies and defends Church teachings, showing that only following the Church's guidance saves married couples from misery and brings them true happiness. Ideal as a gift for newlyweds and for marriage preparation courses.

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    9789966751072
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    Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity

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    $14.95
    Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity is a rousing, compelling defense of traditional, natural marriage. Here, Anthony Esolen-professor at Providence College and a prolific writer uses moral, theological, and cultural arguments to defend this holy and ancient institution, bedrock of society-and to illuminate the threats it faces from modern revolutions in law, public policy, and sexual morality. Inside, discover: - Traditional marriage's roots in age-old religious, cultural, and natural laws - Why gay marriage is a metaphysical impossibility - How acceptance and legal sanction of gay marriage threatens the family - How the state becomes a religion when it attempts to elevate gay marriage, and enshrine as a civil right all consensual sex - How divorce and sexual license have brought marriage to the brink - How today's culture has impoverished and emptied love of its true meaning In Defending Marriage, Esolen expertly and succinctly identifies the cultural dangers of gay marriage and the Sexual Revolution which paved its way. He offers a stirring defense of true marriage, the family, culture, and love-and provides the compelling arguments that will return us to sanity, and out of our current morass.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781618906045
    Publication Date: 
    2014-05-01
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    Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint

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    $17.95

    Marriage and the family are in crisis. In October 2015,
    a Synod of Bishops will meet in the Vatican to discuss this
    important subject. In preparation for the event, eleven
    Cardinals from around the world have written powerful
    essays on some of the problems to be discussed: the challenge
    of providing adequate marriage preparation in a secularized
    world; the need for evangelization and conversion; the relationship
    between charity and truth; the situation of divorced
    and civilly remarried Catholics; and the demands of authentic
    pastoral care.
    The authors understand that doctrine and pastoral ministry
    are not opposed to one another. They carefully steer a wise
    and merciful course that engages genuine concerns, while
    avoiding false compassion, which compromises both truth and
    authentic love.
    This book serves as both a concise introduction to the forthcoming
    Synod and a helpful guide to applying Christ's teaching
    to the pastoral care of families. Long after the Synod, these
    essays will remain valuable for anyone wanting to understand
    and to proclaim the Gospel of the Family.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621640875
    Publication Date: 
    2015-09-25
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    Five Love Languages Secret to Love That Lasts

    $15.99

    Over 12 million copies sold!

    A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.

    Falling in love is easy. Staying in love--that's the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

    In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you'll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman's proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner--starting today.

    The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

    Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802412706
    Publication Date: 
    2015-01-01
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    Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples

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    $17.95

    Drawing on his forty years as a marriage and family psychiatrist, Dr. Fitzgibbons presents a book that can bring self-knowledge and healing to struggling marriages. It will help couples to identify and resolve the major emotional conflicts that weaken their relationships and hurt their marriage. It is very timely because of the epidemics of selfishness, anger, pornography and infidelity in marriage today.

    This work is unique because it draws upon the field of positive psychology, which focuses on growth in virtues by the spouses. It is the first book on strengthening marriages by a mental health professional that incorporates the luminous writing of St. John Paul II on marriage and empirically proven forgiveness therapy.

    The book demonstrates the benefits from a commitment to a mission of personal growth in acknowledging one's fault, receiving and giving forgiveness and cultivating virtues. This healing process is both fulfilling and demanding.

    Whether you are newly engaged, recently married, or married for many years, the conflict-resolving strategies described in this book--the habits of a healthy marriage--can help you to protect your relationship from the emotional storms that often lead to quarrelling and mistrust, and sometimes to separation and divorce.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621642411
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-27
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    How to Heal Your Marriage: And Nurture Lasting Love

    $19.95
    "Originally published under the title When Divorce Is Not an Option (Sophia Institute Press, 2014)."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622826100
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-13
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    Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design

    $17.95
    Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humane Vitae (Of Human Life) continues to speak volumes in our continuously changing world. This book takes an in-depth look at Humanae Vitae and compares it to other Church documents that speak about God's plan for marital love, marriage, children, family, and the community at large.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681922492
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-01
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    Marriage 911

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    $14.99
    A message of hope for spouses everywhere.

    Greg and Julie Alexander thought divorce was the only way out of their lifeless, loveless marriage. Quite unexpectedly, a faithful priest guided them back to the truths of the church, and as they began to incorporate these truths into their lives, they were able to restore the love they once had for each other. Marriage 911 chronicles their journey back from the brink of divorce to marital happiness built on a strong Catholic faith.

    Told from both spouses' perspectives, their very personal story shares: Three key questions every married couple should answer Practical, real-life tips for getting a marriage back on track Hope for all married couples on the brink

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780867169799
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-01
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    Marriage Divorce and Annulment 101 Quick Questions

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    $6.95
    For Catholics, marriage isnt just an institution: Its a sacrament.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933919423
    Publication Date: 
    2011-06-01
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    Marriage God Wants for You: Why the Sacrament Makes All the Difference

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    $12.95
    Most people would agree that marriage today is in crisis. What is usually overlooked even by those married in the Church is that God intended marriage to be a sacrament. The Lord wants couples to rely on his promise to be present in their day-to-day lives, and he wants to give them the grace to live out a covenantal love that mirrors the love of the Trinity. Rather than simply a defense of marriage, this book presents the "good news" about sacramental marriage. Cardinal Donald Wuerl uses his years of pastoral experience and his gift of teaching to give hope and courage to both engaged couples and those married for many years and to anyone thinking about the meaning or vocation of marriage.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593252809
    Publication Date: 
    2015-06-01
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    Marriage: A Path to Sanctity (2nd Ed)

    $11.95

    Based on Scripture, documents of the Magisterium, and the works of trustworthy spiritual guides, this is a compact, complete, and inspiring guide to the nobility and beauty of Christian marriage.

    Authors Javier Abad and Eugenio Fenoy examine marriage as a vocation, the nature of spousal love, the true nature of responsible parenthood, chastity in marriage, and the sanctification of matrimony. They also take on the hard questions: contraception, sexuality, and more - making this a complete guidebook for married couples and those preparing for or thinking about marriage.

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    9789715541534
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    Praying for (and With) Your Spouse: The Way to Deeper Love

    $15.95
    This resource shows how to let God take every part of a relationship to the next level--from living each day with joys and struggles to working out decisions and disagreements to setting aside time for love and romance.ance.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593253318
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-01
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