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by Richard R Gaillardetz

Timely suggestions for how a Christian couple can strengthen their marriage.
Download A Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage epub
ISBN: 0824519353
ISBN13: 978-0824519353
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Author: Richard R Gaillardetz
Language: English
Publisher: Crossroad General Interest (April 25, 2002)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1189 kb
FB2 size: 1588 kb
Rating: 4.5
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I have used this book in recent years (with the first edition) with two different couples' groups seeking greater depth and insight into a Christian spirituality of marriage. I find that it neither glosses over nor gets sidetracked by the critical issues facing those who have embarked upon this daring proposition. It is solidly grounded in and articulates well the basics of Catholic Christian spirituality. I have also given it as a gift to several couples that I have worked with in preparation for their wedding and living their married life. The fact that Gaillardetz is himself living the vocation he is speaking to helps the presentation to be integrally connected to the reality he experiences and not divorced from it. I recommend it for anyone who seeks greater insight into this awesome and challenging vocation--if you dare!
great insight, wish i would have had it from the first day of my marriage
Thank you
I'll admit to being partial to Texans since I am one, but Gillardetz writes and amazing book about marital spirituality. It's not always chocolates and roses after the "I do," but he offers sage advise on the joys of marriage that come with work, love, and the Holy Trinity.
My Wife and I saw Dr Gailardetz speak at St. John Vianney Church on St. Pete Beach and he was fantastic. The book gives real world examples about Marriage and Life that will touch your heart and help with the Daring Promise! Thank you Dr!
Best book on the spirituality of marriage I have ever read. Gaillardetz brings home the true message of God's genuine love in marriage and family
A common understanding of salvation centers around "getting to heaven," which is achieved by holding the correct beliefs and attending the right church. If this is your primary understanding of salvation, this book may be troublesome for you. Gaillardetz's thesis is that for married couples, our marriage is the setting where, and the means by which, many of us "work out" our salvation.
This book made a lot of sense to me, both practically and theologically. RG does a great job of combining teachings from the Christian tradition and modern psychology. A crucial insight from the latter is that we subconsiously choose to marry people who force us to revisit our childhood wounds; the recurring conflicts you have with a spouse are opportunities to address those wounds (and thus work out your salvation). Unfortunately, when couples face recurring marital problems, they often think that maybe they didn't marry "the one" they were destined to marry. Gaillardetz dispells this false notion as well.
Gaillardetz has served on the Catholic delegation in the Methodist-Catholic dialogues, and his writing reflects his ecumenical sensitivity. As a Methodist myself (married to a Catholic), I very much appreciate his tone. It is a pleasant change from those Catholic authors who write with what I call the "fullness of truth" attitude.
I also appreciate the author's sensitivity to those who are unable or choose not to have children.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to Christians (Catholics and non-Catholics alike) who seek a practical framework for making sense of Christian marriage.