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Sex and the Marriage Covenant

Sex and the Marriage Covenant

The thesis of this book is that God intends that sexual intercourse should be at least implicitly a renewal of the marriage covenant. From this it follows that the marriage covenant provides the criterion to evaluate the morality of every sexual act. Thus the title, Sex and the Marriage Covenant , is an appropriate description of the book's contents. Marriage comes into being by a couple unreservedly entering God's covenant of marriage; contraceptive intercourse contradicts the very essence of the marriage covenant. From these considerations, Kippley developed the covenant theology of sexuality described in this book. ''“I should say that my wife and I, while still Protestants, found the first edition of this work to be so luminous and compelling as to help change our minds on the matter of contraception.?' ' "Scott Hahn, Author, Rome Sweet Home' ' ''"A veritable mine of information, Sex and the Marriage Covenant is must reading for anyone concerned with marriage, sexuality, and the family."'' "William E. May, Author, Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family is Built' ' ' John F. Kippley has been active in the family planning movement since 1968 and co-authored The Art of Natural Family Planning with his wife, Sheila.'' ''''"I met you guys [John and Sheila Kippley] at the elevator and then you were so kind to sign my copy of your book Sex and the Marriage Covenant . I just wanted to take the chance to thank you again for such a terrific job you both do, you are a truly inspiring couple for those of us younger single ones who hope one day to get married. Your ministry is truly a blessing of the Spirit not only for the Church, but for every human being, I think that book should be read by every high school kid. I think you should be required to read it before getting married! It was really amazing for me to get to meet you personally guys, I consider it a blessing! Keep up the good work!" ''Sincerely, Rafael Piaa , Coming Home Network , Guadalajara, Mexico''


My Heart Lies South: The Story of my Mexican Marriage

My Heart Lies South: The Story of my Mexican Marriage

Elizabeth Borton de Treviao What happens when a thoroughly twentieth-century American lady journalist becomes a Mexican seaora in nineteen-thirties' provincial Monterrey? She finds herself"sometimes hilariously"coping with servants, daily food allowances, bargaining, and dramatic Latin emotions. It is like stepping back a hundred years. In this vivid autobiography, Newbery Award winning author Elizabeth Borton de Treviao brings to life her experiences with the culture and the faith of a civilization so close to the United States, but rarely appreciated or understood. This special young people's edition presents the humor and the insights of a remarkable woman and her contact with an era which is now past, but not to be forgotten. "The book is . . . charming; it flows along as a whole, yet any chapter is a complete incident in itself." "Christian Science Monitor "A thoroughly delightful memoir . . . written with grace and humor and admirable tact." "New York Herald Tribune Softcover


Marriage: Rock on Which Family Is Built

Marriage: Rock on Which Family Is Built

William E. May Noted author and moral theologian William May presents a timely treatise that explains how marriage is the indispensable rock upon which is built not only a good family but, as Pope John Paul II says, "a civilization of love." This is so precisely because, as May shows so well, marriage is person-affirming, love-enabling, life-giving and sanctifying. Because of these four qualities, marriage fully respects the equal dignity of husband and wife as persons, and it also recognizes and values the complementarity of their sexuality. Likewise, marriage honors the truth that each new human life brought about by the marital union is a person equal in dignity to his mother and father. Thus, May probes the social significance of this complementarity of men and women, as well as the reasons why human beings are to be begotten only in an act of spousal love, not made by new "reproductive techniques." This profound and readable work is rooted in the understanding of marriage proclaimed by the Catholic Church, particularly by Pope John Paul II, the greatest champion of marriage and family in the world today. May devotes particular attention to John Paul II's vision of the family in his eloquent and heart-filled Letter to Families . "Disarmingly easy to read, this book itself simulates a rock: in terms of its authority derived from Scripture and Church teaching, and in the treatment of its subject which is always clear and compelling." -Dr. Donald de Marco, Author, Biotechnology and the Assault on Parenthood "Professor May enjoys great prestige-it is most encouraging to see a professor of such authority present a book which is solid, modern and faithful to Church teaching." -Cardinal Alfonso Trujillo, Pontifical Council for the Family Sewn Softcover


Marriage and Family in the Documents of the Magisterium

Marriage and Family in the Documents of the Magisterium

A Course in the Theology of Marriage Ramun Garcia de Haro Translated by William E. May This clearly written volume offers readers a comprehensive and detailed presentation and analysis of the teaching of the Catholic Church on marriage and the family. It is, in essence, a theology of marriage rooted in the Church's own understanding of marriage both as a great gift of God's creation and a grace-giving sacrament inwardly participating in the spousal mystery of Christ's union with his bride, the Church. Rich in scholarship, completely conversant with the pertinent literature, the book is above all a presentation of a theology of marriage fully faithful to the Catholic tradition. Of particular importance, perhaps, is the detailed analysis it provides of the teaching of Vatican Council II and John Paul II. The work demonstrates the authentic development of the perennial teaching of the Church on marriage and the family, presenting marriage as a communion of love between man and woman open to God's gift of life and called to holiness, with the sublime mission of serving life, serving the wider human community, and intimately participating in the redemptive work of Christ. "As a married lay theologian who has taught courses on marriage and the family for over twenty years, I found this book to be the very finest I have ever read on the subject." -- William E. May , John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family Sewn Softcover


 

 
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