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John L. Thomas, SJ, Joan McGuinness Wagner
162 pages (March 1997); 395KB download
ACTA Publications; ISBN: 0915388243
The classic Catholic marriage manual used by over 3 million engaged and newly married couples has been updated and revised for the twenty-first century. Written in a breezy, accessible style, Beginning Your Marriage is used by dioceses and parishes throughout the world as a basic text for marriage preparation. It offers a comprehensive, insightful presentation from a Catholic perspective of the issues central to the institution and sacrament of marriage, including love, fidelity, relationships, communication, sexuality, parenting, finances, religion, spirituality and commitment.
The new Ninth Edition of this classic marriage preparation and enrichment resource pays special tribute to contemporary social and religious concerns, including cohabitation before marriage, family of origin and interfaith marriage. Blended families, infertility, two-income households and interethnic marriage are also considered. Engaged couples, students in family life courses, and newly married couples have all used this book to deepen their understanding of marriage and the richness of life that is possible for a husband and wife.
JOHN L. THOMAS, a Jesuit priest and the author of the first seven editions, was a pioneer in the field of Catholic marriage preparation and family life ministry.
JOAN MCGUINNESS WAGNER, former president of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers, prepared the revisions for this ninth edition.