Some catechism here and there but mainly anecdotal. Every engaged couple can benefit by reading this book In fact it would make excellent reading for seminary or college classes on marriage and family life Give this book to the engaged couples in your parish and talk to them about what it says Maybe I m just Catholic enough that I knewthan the average Catholic, but I found this book outdated, over simplistic, and not nearly as user friendly as it imagines itself to be This book says it fashions itself after FAQ pages, but I ve read many FAQ pages that werefun,approachable, and to be honest,helpful.Particularly painful chapters headship within marriage and starting a family.When I evaluate my pre cana experience with my priest, I plan to suggest aupdated Maybe I m just Catholic enough that I knewthan the average Catholic, but I found this book outdated, over simplistic, and not nearly as user friendly as it imagines itself to be This book says it fashions itself after FAQ pages, but I ve read many FAQ pages that werefun,approachable, and to be honest,helpful.Particularly painful chapters headship within marriage and starting a family.When I evaluate my pre cana experience with my priest, I plan to suggest aupdated book It has to be out there And this one kind of hurt me how bad it was This is adequate for what it was However, there are a number of assertions that are not related to Church teaching, particularly about stay at home mothers and breastfeeding Neither one of these is required He asserts, without criticism, that most men are focused on their careers, and presents as a reason for marital fidelity the fact that he would find it reassuring that his wife will always be faithful to him even when his job status is uncertain This assertion isn t entirely false howeve This is adequate for what it was However, there are a number of assertions that are not related to Church teaching, particularly about stay at home mothers and breastfeeding Neither one of these is required He asserts, without criticism, that most men are focused on their careers, and presents as a reason for marital fidelity the fact that he would find it reassuring that his wife will always be faithful to him even when his job status is uncertain This assertion isn t entirely false however, marital fidelity is posited as helpful for a man s confidence in his career, which is backwards Arguing for fidelity this way will not stand up A thorough book that prepared and continues to prepare my heart well for marriage I was looking for an exhaustive preparatory book, and I had to look no further than the main book provided by my parish s Pre Cana program While some information in the book seems overly simplistic, I found most of the content to be very helpful and exactly what I was looking for Also, thesimplistic sections provide the reader with a basic understanding that can be expanded upon by further investigation in A thorough book that prepared and continues to prepare my heart well for marriage I was looking for an exhaustive preparatory book, and I had to look no further than the main book provided by my parish s Pre Cana program While some information in the book seems overly simplistic, I found most of the content to be very helpful and exactly what I was looking for Also, thesimplistic sections provide the reader with a basic understanding that can be expanded upon by further investigation in other resources Highly recommend to all engaged couples looking to better understand and prepare for the Christian and Holy Sacrament of Matrimony