101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

Kerekes, Betsy
$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

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

Amazing Grace for Married Couples
Cavins Jeff Pinto Matthew Armstrong Patti
$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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2005-09-15
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Blessings and Prayers for Married Couples: A Faith Full Love

Blessings and Prayers for Married Couples: A Faith Full Love
Anders, Isabel
$14.99

Here is the perfect resource for encouraging married couples to engage in the spiritual discipline of daily prayer as a means of affirming the blessings and intimacy of their relationship.

The seven sections of the wedding vows serve as the framework upon which hang the enduring values that need to be renewed through the decades with scripture, reflections, and questions.

This inspiring book provides an aid to couples for continuing to find praying together a natural act for a lifetime of love. It will make a thoughtful gift, whether for newlyweds, couples celebrating their anniversaries, or Marriage Encounter participants.

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9780764827389
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2011-02-01
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Boundaries in Marriage

Boundaries in Marriage
Townsend, John
$18.99

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
    Publication Date: 
    2002-08-12
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    Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony

    Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony
    Anders, Dr David
    $17.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682780527
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-21
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    Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why

    Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Teaches and Why
    Franks, Angela
    $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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819816382
    Publication Date: 
    2013-11-01
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    Covenanted Happiness

    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

    Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity
    Esolen, Anthony
    $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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    Discernment of Spirits in Marriage: Ignatian Wisdom for Husbands and Wives

    Discernment of Spirits in Marriage: Ignatian Wisdom for Husbands and Wives
    Gallagher, Fr Timothy
    $14.95
    To navigate the inevitable ups and downs of our spiritual lives, countless souls have found comfort and guidance in St. Ignatius of Loyola's Rules for Discernment. For the past forty years, popular retreat master and author Fr. Timothy Gallagher has been at the forefront of making St. Ignatius's Rules understandable and applicable to hundreds of thousands of Catholics seeking greater sensitivity to the "movements" of their souls.

    Now Fr. Gallagher returns with a more focused mission: to help you apply these rules to your role as a husband or a wife.

    In Discernment of Spirits in Marriage, Fr. Gallagher aims to free you from discouragement and assist you in finding peace in your spiritual life and in your marriage. He will help you determine what is of God and what is not and will show you how the enemy works to discourage you in your daily spousal interactions in order to undermine both your spiritual growth and your marital bond.

    Best of all, you'll learn what to do about it!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644133477
    Publication Date: 
    2020-09-17
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    Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint

    Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family: Essays from a Pastoral Viewpoint
    $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

    Five Love Languages Secret to Love That Lasts
    Chapman, Gary
    $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

    Habits for a Healthy Marriage: A Handbook for Catholic Couples
    Fitzgibbons, Richard
    $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

    How to Heal Your Marriage: And Nurture Lasting Love
    Popcak, Gregory K
    $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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    Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography (Revised and Expanded)

    Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography (Revised and Expanded)
    Kleponis, Peter K a Cardinal
    $17.95
    Alarming numbers of men, women, and teens struggle with frequent or habitual pornography use today. Among them are many faithful Catholics desperate for hope and healing. In Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography, clinical therapist Dr. Peter Kleponis equips readers to embark on a path of recovery.

    Drawing heavily from Catholic teaching on human sexuality, Kleponis provides resources and insight for parents, educators, pastors, and all struggling to overcome an addiction to pornography.

    In this newly updated edition, Kleponis looks at new technologies, apps, and services that pose the biggest threat to Catholics today.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781645850076
    Publication Date: 
    2019-11-01
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    Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage

    Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage
    Tomeo, Teresa
    $13.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716423
    Publication Date: 
    2015-10-02
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    Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design

    Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design
    Polakovic, Terry
    $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: 
    2018-06-05
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    Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples

    Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples
    Kendrick, Alex
    $15.99
    From the writers of the No. 1 New York Times best-seller, The Love Dare. Love is a choice. A daily choice. The Love Dare Day by Day is a daily reminder of how it's done -- and done well -- taking the source material's original experience to the next level. With 52 weekly dares, this one-year devotional invites you to go deeper into the scriptural principles of The Love Dare and is meant to enrich your relationship with God and your spouse through a daily time of reading, prayer, and action. Make this more than a year of your life. Make it your bold, next step to a lifetime of love. Features of this book include: - 365 devotional readings on unique aspects of genuine love- 52 weekly dares to help you express love in your marriage- Dozens of specific prayers to pray for yourself and your spouse- Questions to get you thinking strategically about your relationship- More than 100 Go Deeper sections that enhance personal Bible study
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781433681370
    Publication Date: 
    2013-09-01
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    Manual for Marriage

    Manual for Marriage
    Bean, Dan
    $29.95
    Dan and Danielle Bean, married for 25 years and veteran parents of 8 children, offer a modern take on an ancient idea: in marriage, we are called to something greater than ourselves. What can that mean in a modern world that abhors sacrifice, rejects the concept of permanence, and devalues the sacrament of marriage?

    Pulling from the wisdom of the Church and lessons learned from their own real-life experience, Dan and Danielle reflect on the ideas of:

  • Vocation,
  • Sacrament,
  • Sacrifice,
  • Mutual Love,
  • And Home and Family Life.

  • With personal stories, humor, touching insight, and practical suggestions, they offer complementary reflections, as husband and wife, on the value and meaning of marriage for Christians today.

    This book also features a rich collection of Catholic marriage resources, including:

  • Prayers for Marriage,
  • Teachings of the Church,
  • Scripture for Marriage and Family,
  • Wisdom from the Saints,
  • And Hymns.

  • A thoughtful gift for engaged couples and newlyweds, this book is also a practical resource that can inspire and rejuvenate long-married and even struggling couples.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505116625
    Publication Date: 
    2020-06-05
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    Marriage 911

    Marriage 911
    Alexander, Julie
    $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

    Marriage Divorce and Annulment 101 Quick Questions
    Blackburn Jim
    $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: A Path to Sanctity (2nd Ed)

    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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9789715541534
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    Meaning of Marriage: A Couple's Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions

    Meaning of Marriage: A Couple's Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions
    Keller, Kathy
    $20.00
    From New York Times bestselling authors Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller comes a gorgeously packaged daily devotional that takes us on year-long journey into discovering the meaning of marriage

    Marriage is the most profound human relationship there is. Coming to know and love your spouse is one of the most rewarding and wondrous things we can experience in life. But it is also one of the most difficult and painful. In this 365-day devotional, Timothy Keller and his wife of forty-three years, Kathy Keller, share powerful instructions on how to have a successful marriage. The Kellers draw from and expand upon lessons they first introduced in their book The Meaning of Marriage, offering stories, daily scriptures, and prayer prompts that will inspire anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780525560777
    Publication Date: 
    2019-11-05
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    Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

    Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
    Keller, Kathy
    $18.00
    "Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted." --The Washington Times

    Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone--Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged--the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.

    Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594631870
    Publication Date: 
    2013-11-05
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    Praying for (and With) Your Spouse: The Way to Deeper Love

    Praying for (and With) Your Spouse: The Way to Deeper Love
    Popcak, Lisa
    $13.95
    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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    Three to Get Married

    Three to Get Married
    $11.95

    One of the greatest and best-loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith here sets out the Church's beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style. Frankly and charitably, Sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real-life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage. He emphasizes that our Blessed Lord is at the center of every successful and loving marriage. This is a perfect gift for engaged couples, or for married people as a fruitful occasion for self-examination.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780933932876
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    Together for Life: Revised with the Order of Celebrating Matrimony

    Together for Life: Revised with the Order of Celebrating Matrimony
    $4.95
    With 10 million copies sold, Together for Life is the top-selling Catholic marriage planning resource and now boasts rich catechetical material and the new liturgical texts for weddings required by the 2011 edition of the Roman Missal.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594717222
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-07
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