Do you have a good relationship but desire to take it to a new level that will be more pleasing to each other and God?
Are you frustrated that despite your shared faith you still seem to butt heads on important issues?
Do you long to pray with your spouse but don’t know where to start?
Our Catholic faith tells us that God created us to love and be loved. In marriage the love a man and woman have for each other becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love of God (CCC 1604). We are all called to a life of holiness. We are all called to be expressions of God’s love in the world. If you are married this journey towards sanctity is meant to be achieved within your relationship.
Admittedly, the image of God’s love is not an easy one to live up to. Acquiring the virtues and skills necessary for a happy and holy marriage requires work (accompanied by a lot of grace, of course!) The book To Know, Love and Serve: A Path to Marital Fulfillment was created to assist Catholic couples like you in working towards this lofty goal.
Through prayer, reflection on Scripture verses and passages from Pope Emeritus Benedict’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God is love), discussion, and activities To Know, Love and Serve: A Path to Marital Fulfillment will help you:
- Develop better communication skills
- Foster greater understanding of each other
- Improve problem solving abilities
- Discuss issues important to healthy marriage
- Deepen intimacy
- Nurture a deeper spiritual life
To Know, Love and Serve: A Path to Marital Fulfillment follows an easy and practical format that will take you gradually through the steps necessary for attaining a relationship that is more pleasing to you, your spouse, and God.
The book includes the following topics:
- Listening skills
- Problem solving
- Roles & expectations
- Openness to life
- Parenting (for those with or without children)
- Planning for the future
While working through these topics you will also touch on the issues of family background, forgiveness, gratitude, and the covenant of marriage.
Many couples spend lots of time working on their homes, careers, and children, while forgetting to make their marriages a priority. It is our hope and prayer that this marriage enrichment book will give you an opportunity to look at different areas of your marriage, enjoy extra time together, learn something new about each other, and learn some new skills that will help you in attaining the sanctity God wants you to have in your marriage.
We are Melissa Guzik & Jean MacKenzie, Canadian Certified Counsellors, who have experience working with couples in all stages of their relationship and we are both blessed with wonderful marriages where we experience the daily struggles of living out our vocation. Melissa has been married since 2002 and has three children, and Jean has been married since 2001 and has six children. We have created this book based not only on our professional observations in working with couples to enhance and save their marriages, but also on our own experiences with our husbands, children, and faith journeys. We are both active Catholic women who have found much joy and satisfaction in applying the freeing truths of the Catholic Church to our marriages. It is our hope that through this book, you will experience or renew this same freedom and strength in your marriage.
So, if you are ready to take your marriage and your relationship with God to a new level, purchase To Know, Love and Serve: A Path to Marital Fulfillment today and take the next step on your marital journey towards sanctity! Click here to get started.