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30 Reflections for Engaged couples from Pope Francis.

Imagine an engaged couple preparing for marriage having an opportunity to sit down with Pope Francis himself and listen to the pope speak from his heart about marriage and love, commitment, and faith and joy! That’s exactly what Preparing for a Lifetime of Love offers every engaged couple. Drawn from the parts of The Joy of Love in which Pope Francis speaks directly to couples, the thirty brief reflections here help couples remember what is most important about their wedding and marriage—now and throughout their lives together.
Booklet 32pp R55.00

Combined Leader's Guide for Before "I Do" and Catholic Remarriage
Anthony Garascia

A serious dose of reality for engaged couples preparing for marriage, remarriage, or validation. Both Before "I Do" and Catholic Remarriage ask probing questions, provide helpful case studies, and cover areas that couples may not always feel comfortable addressing. The Combined Leader's Guide for Before "I Do" and Catholic Remarriage provides the convenience of a single guide for both programs. It is easily adapted for use with individual couples, or in couple-to-couple and small-group settings. The new edition of Before "I Do" includes a foreword by widely known marriage and family life author, Susan Vogt, new material drawn from Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, plus all the most popular material from the first edition.
1999, 2007 pb 126pp R235.00

Before "I Do"
Preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage 
Anthony Garascia

Before "I Do" helps engaged couples examine the thorny issues of marriage through the lens of the best of behavioral science and Catholic sacramental theology. The workbook is designed for use in couple-to-couple or small group marriage preparation programs. Six sessions are offered with each session focusing on a particular skill set for building strong marriage relationships. Sessions conclude with compelling real-life case studies of couples with questions and activities for reflection.
1999, 2007 pb 126pp R183.00

101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person
Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do 
Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes

With research conducted by the Ruth Institute and almost fifty years of marriage experience between them, authors Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes have compiled their best tips to inspire and support Catholic singles during all stages of dating and engagement. The life-changing ideas in 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person offer short, practical suggestions that will help you find a mate and build a strong relationship.
You’ll find advice for meeting other Catholic singles, questions to ask yourself before getting too serious, and topics to talk about before engagement.
2016 pb 127pp R239.00