God has a beautiful design for your marriage. Have you discovered it? Hahn offers a fresh but deeply rooted perspective on the true meaning of marital love and its implications for a number of significant issues: natural family planning, contraception, infertility, abortion, sterilization, and miscarriage. She draws from Scripture and Church teachings as well as poignant personal experiences from dozens of families who share their stories.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Scott Hahn
The Beauty of God's Design: Procreation and Union
Triune Family: Life-Giving Lovers and Life-Giving Givers
The Culture of Life Versus the Culture of Death
Cherish the Child
Contraception = Reject the Child
Holy Communion and Intimate Union
How Can We Live This Beautiful Design? The Embrace of the Body of Christ
Embrace the Truth
Embrace the Truth in Love
Does God's Design for Our Marriage Include One More Soul?
Natural Family Planning
Can We Be Open to One More Soul? Answering Common Objections
Loss of Life: Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infertility, and Sterilization
Miscarriage and Stillbirth
Living and Leaving and Legacy
God's Call for Marriage
Appendix: Ideas for Ministry to Moms
True Godly wisdom to strengthen your marriage and family
In a fast paced society where instant gratification is rewarded many see children as a burden and marriage as a mere piece of paper. This a prevelent attitude that has unfortunately seeped over into Catholic marriages as well. For many laypeople and clergy alike this is a troubling situation that many have been trying to remedy over the past few years. When many question about the gift of marital embrace between a man and woman they are pointed to Pope VI's Humanae Vitae which can be lengthy and hard to understand. Thankfully Life-Giving Love which is reader friendly does just that.
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