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Marriage As Gift--A Catholic Approach

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Marriage As Gift--A Catholic Approach. Paperback, 200 pp.

Looking for the secret of a happy marriage? Packed with encouraging, down-to-earth advice, Marriage as Gift also offers solid wisdom on how to build a lifelong marriage founded on mutual love, respect, and commitment. With her extensive experience as both wife and mother, Josephine Robinson presents practical ideas on themes ranging from the sacramentality of marriage and its foundation in God’s love,to the everyday issues of sharing chores, managing money, and the communication skills that promote healthy, vibrant relationships. Based on John Paul II’s teaching on the theology of the body, this volume is also the perfect companion for couples seeking to deepen their understanding of sex, love, and the meaning of a life lived together. Includes uplifting stories of married saints and questions after each chapter that provide points for personal reflection and group discussion.

Other topics:

  • Practicing the faith as a couple
  • Catholic family planning
  • Encouragement for new parents
  • Understanding the Rite of Marriage and planning your wedding ceremony
  • Coping with marital difficulties

    Looking for an engagement gift? This book is the answer! Also a great resource for young people, newlyweds, or anyone discerning their path in life.

    What Are People Saying about this Title?

    "It is refreshing to find a writer who has the skills to present the wisdom of the Church’s teaching on marriage in such an accessible style...I commend Marriage as Gift to anyone who means to deepen their knowledge of Catholic teaching, but especially to couples preparing to answer the call from God to commit themselves to one another in unconditional love." (Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster)

    Marriage as Gift is itself a gift—a sorely needed resource and compilation of Church teaching for young couples considering marriage, those preparing for marriage, and the newly married. Robinson is both thoughtful and thorough; as she guides young Catholics through the process of preparing for marriage she helps even "veterans" see the truth and the beauty of a Catholic perspective on the sacrament. A must-have for every parish priest and engaged or married couple! (Danielle Bean, author of My Cup of Tea and Mom to Mom, Day to Day)

    About the author

    Josephine Robinson is married with three grown-up children. She was educated at Oxford, with a focus on English. More recently she was awarded an M.A. degree of the Open University with Distinction at the Maryvale Institute. She has worked as a volunteer for the charities Christian Aid, The Order of Christian Unity, LIFE, and the Association of Catholic Women, of which she is currently Chairman.