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Greg and Julie Alexander had concluded that divorce was the only way out of what they thought was a lifeless, loveless marriage. Basing their life together on the things society says are important took them spiraling downward until they literally hit rock bottom. Quite unexpectedly, a faithful priest guided them back to the truths of the Church, and they were able to restore the love they once had for each other. "Marriage 911" chronicles Greg and Julie's journey back to marital happiness built on a strong Catholic faith and offers emergency hope to struggling couples.
GREG AND JULIE ALEXANDER are the founders of The Alexander House, a nonprofit apostolate dedicated to the education and enrichment of marriage and family life. Their breakthrough work in marriage has been featured on EWTN and talk radio, as well as in many publications, including Patrick Madrid's Surprised by Truth 3,Envoy, Catholic Herald, Denver Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. The Alexanders serve on the pastoral implementation committee for the USCCB Marriage Initiative, are members of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers, and are trained marriage coaches. Greg and Julie have been married for over twenty years and have seven beautiful children. They live in San Antonio, Texas.
Table of Contents:
We Need a Divorce
In the Beginning
The Missing Ingredient
How Do You Do This "Marriage" Thing?
Making a Ton of Money
The Embarrassing Details
Dying to Self
Learning to Forgive
Undoing the Damage
Building the Apostolate
There Are Always Lessons to Learn
a very good book for any married couple
Marriage 911: How God Saved Our Marriage (and can save yours, too!) by Greg and Julie Alexander is a two fold book. It is the realistic story of a relationship that appeared doomed but by the grace of God was not only salvaged but redeemed as well as a book that many married couples could use to improve their marriage even if it's not in need of emergency help but maybe only some routine maintenance. The Alexanders take turns telling the story of their broken relationship and each chapter ends with questions for couples to ask themselves to improve their own marriage.
The Alexanders' life changed when they made an appointment with their new parish priest. Upon hearing that they wanted a divorce, he challenged them with three questions: What is God's plan for marriage? What does our Church teach? and What do St. Paul and the Holy Fathers say about marriage? Not only did this lea Full Review...