In this practical guide to marriage, learn the secrets of building a sound spiritual relationship with your fiance or spouse from toothpaste in the sink to natural family planning


10 thoughts on “A Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

  1. Katie Kreamer Katie Kreamer says:

    I received this book after winning it through the Goodreads First Reads program I am not Catholic, but am always curious about faiths other than my own This book was very interesting and in a lot of aspects can apply to any marriage no matter what faith they practice It was an interesting read and certainly made me ponder on how I could make my happy marriage and even happier one.


  2. Katie Katie says:

    The author repeats a lot of Catholic teaching in this book, which is helpful for Catholic couples who are unaware or need a push in the right direction However, most practicing Catholics won t learn anything new There were a couple of biblical historical things I learned, however While this book isn t bad, it also isn t great The author clearly did his research, but the book felt lacking to me First of all, it s a book about marriage with no female perspective That s a huge loss Additiona The author repeats a lot of Catholic teaching in this book, which is helpful for Catholic couples who are unaware or need a push in the right direction However, most practicing Catholics won t learn anything new There were a couple of biblical historical things I learned, however While this book isn t bad, it also isn t great The author clearly did his research, but the book felt lacking to me First of all, it s a book about marriage with no female perspective That s a huge loss Additionally, the author s tone is quite serious and rigid when it comes to the Law As a Catholic, I believe being faithful to Church teaching and one s well formed conscience is essential to living out our vocation and call to union with God However, I didn t read much joy in the author s tone To me, it readlike, This is the way it is for these reasons, and this is what we have to do sacrifice In short, if you re a Catholic considering reading this book, it s a quick read It s one you can pick up and put down easily This book has its uses, but it s not going to bring you much joy or excitement about the vocation of marriage


  3. Caley Brennan Caley Brennan says:

    Pretty much exactly what was described in the title and fairly thorough, though a lot of the book was dedicated to instruction on how to be a good Catholic in general and not just a married one.


  4. Kerri Kerri says:

    Nothing new here.. of a review of Catholic principles, but worth the read.


  5. LL LL says:

    It might not be the most groundbreaking read, but it does raise some interesting points.