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Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Catholic Marriage books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony (2018)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate List"The Catholic Church saved my marriage and, quite possibly, my life." So begins David Anders in this remarkably forthright book. In it, David reports that by the early 2000s, his marriage was so painful that he and his wife had just one thing in common: contempt for each other. Today, he and his wife are extremely happy together not because of marriage therapy, but because they came to know and fully embraced the Catholic Church s teachings on marriage. Many people who encounter the Church s teachings are shocked by their rigor. Yet the Church offers much more than rules about…
Author(s): Dr. David Anders

2. Forever (Marriage Devotional) (2017)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListGet your marriage off to a great start–or renew the marriage you’ve shared for years–with this six-week devotional for couples, which takes inspiration from Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Experts Jackie François Angel and Bobby Angel will teach you how to pray together as a couple, opening you up to the wonders that God bestows on your marriage. #49,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #304 in Christian Marriage (Books) #443 in Christian Devotionals (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Angel

3. Holy Sex!: A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving (2008)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListCommon wisdom portrays sex and church to be at odds, yet studies show that Catholics have better sex, and more often. This witty, frank, and refreshingly orthodox book draws from the beautiful truths of Catholic teaching to show people of all faiths about rich and satisfying sexuality. Hailed by Christians across the spectrum from Christopher West and Janet E. Smith to John L. Allen, Jr., Holy Sex! includes dozens of questionnaires, quizzes, and valuable lessons from real-life stories. #52,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #41 in Gender & Sexuality in Religious Studies (Books) #291…
Author(s): Popcak PhD, Gregory K.

4. Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage (2013)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListNationally syndicated radio hosts and international family life speakers Greg and Lisa Popcak combine decades of counseling, the latest findings in marriage research, twenty-three years of marriage, and the wisdom of Catholic teaching to offer newlyweds a master plan for creating a strong bond in the first five years of marriage.Recent research shows that now, more than ever, couples doubt their ability to create a marriage that will withstand the test of time. In their newest book, Catholic therapist Greg Popcak and family life coach Lisa Popcak offer their own story and a master plan for…
Author(s): Gregory K. Popcak, Lisa Popcak

5. Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility (2015)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate List“Edward Sri is a gifted teacher and an equally talented writer. This book shows why. He breaks open Karol Wojtyla's great text, Love and Responsibility, in a way that's clear, engaging and very practical for the challenges of daily life.” – Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Archbishop of Philadelphia. This updated and expanded edition of Edward Sri’s classic meditation on Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility includes a new introduction, new chapters for single people and engaged couples, and the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by Pope John Paul II’s…
Author(s): Edward Sri

6. Marriage: The Mystery of Faithful Love (1991)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListThese pages will give you what you need to make your marriage a source of profound happiness and lasting peace: #144,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #134 in Self Help for Catholics #1195 in Marriage #723 in Christian Marriage (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Dietrich Von Hildebrand

7. Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage: A 33-Day Self-Guided Retreat for Catholic Couples (2018)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListThe ultimate goal for the Christian life is heaven, but what path should a couple take to get there? Dan and Amber DeMatte, who have worked together in youth and family ministry for more than fifteen years, believe it’s holiness—living as Jesus did. Giving and receiving love and living for the sake of others—especially your spouse and children—will help you achieve holiness, the DeMattes say. You can even find holiness in the everyday tasks of marriage and family life such as doing the dishes, changing diapers, and cleaning up messes. In The Three Secrets to Holiness in…
Author(s): Dan DeMatte, Amber DeMatte

8. Praying for (and With) Your Spouse: The Way to Deeper Love (2018)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListGod wants to fill your marriage with the love that comes from his very own heart. Praying for (and with) Your Spouse will show you how to let God take every part of your relationship to the next level from living each day with your joys and struggles to working out your decisions and disagreements to setting aside time for love and romance. Prayer, in marriage, is more than checking off a box. It is time spent in the presence of the Author of love himself. Every time we pray for and with our spouse, God gives us greater insight into what it takes to love each other better more deeply,…
Author(s): Dr Greg Popcak, Lisa Popcak

9. For Better Forever: Revised and Expanded (2015)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate List"From this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part."That all sounds great, we say, but is a "for better, forever" marriage even really possible? Especially today, in a world where even the definition of "marriage" is unclear.In this new, revised and expanded edition of the best-selling book , Dr. Greg and his wife Lisa Popcak answer the question with a resounding "yes." It IS possible, not just in theory, but in your own life, and your own marriage – whether it has just begun, or you’ve been married for years….
Author(s): Dr. Greg, Lisa Popcak

10. Three to Get Married (1996)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListOne 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. #22,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #295 in Marriage…
Author(s): Fulton J. Sheen

11. Blessed is Marriage: A Guide to the Beatitudes for Catholic Couples (2012)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListOnce again John Bosio has blessed married couples with a wonderful aide in growing together as a loving , faith-filled couple. This is more than just a book to be read and set aside. It invites couples to ponder the words of Jesus and to share their insights and reflections as they apply them to their life together. Monsignor Tom Tank, Pastor, Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, Kansas Here John provides married couples with a new way of understanding one of our Catholic faith s most familiar gospel teachings, the Beatitudes. John s insights and examples will help Catholic couples…
Author(s): John Bosio

12. The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: How Your Catholic Marriage Can Bring You Joy for a Lifetime (2016)

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate ListPope Francis, in his recent exhortation Amoris Laetitia ("Joy of Love"), praises marriage as a unique "friendship marked by passion" and "a free, faithful, and exclusive love." We live in a culture that doesn’t cherish the permanence of marriage, according to Karee and Manuel Santos. Even Catholics aren’t immune from the epidemic of divorce. But how can you make the ideals of being forever, faithful, fruitful, and free a reality? How can you maintain a healthy Catholic marriage when society is pushing against it?In The Four Keys to…
Author(s): Manuel P. Santos MD , Karee Santos , et al.

Best Catholic Marriage Books: The Ultimate List

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The Theology of Marriage: Personalism, Doctrine and Canon Law

Author(s): Cormac Burke
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2015, Size: 946 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2368603

Marriage on Trial: Late Medieval German Couples at the Papal Court

Author(s): Ludwig Schmugge
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1641498

Treatises on Marriage and Other Subjects: The Good Marriage, Adulterous Marriage, Holy Virginity, Faith and Works, The Creed, Faith and the Creed

Author(s): by Saint Augustine (Author), Charles T. Wilcox et . al (Translator)
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 1999, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2368864

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