Couples in Love

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Couples in Love

Straight Talk on Dating, Respect, Commitment, Marriage, and Sexuality

A faithful, lively, accessible guide to the church’s uplifting message about the meaning of sexuality and the sacredness of human relationships. Written in story form, it tells the story of a young couple in love struggling with conscience, intimacy, and honesty.

This work by an experienced pastor and gifted storyteller unfolds the church’s sometimes-unpopular teachings on the deeper meaning of sexuality and love, in the form of a narrative: An affable young priest is counseling a couple—one of whom is an on-again, off-again Catholic, the other a secular humanist. It tracks their sometimes stormy relationship through their meetings and candid talks with the priest, who listens as they question and raise objections, then offers faithful, persuasive answers.

Topics include:

  • Lust and Love
  • The Purpose of Dating
  • Contraception
  • Marriage and Divorce
Reviews and endorsements

"Father John Waiss has done extensive work with young people who are dating, with couples preparing for marriage, as well as with young married couples. This volume is the fruit of his many years of conversations with young couples...Whether it is used for personal enrichment, classroom use, discussion groups, or as a conversation starter for those who work with young couples, Couples in Love will prove to be a helpful tool for coming to a deeper appreciation not only of Church teaching, but also of the reasons why the Church teaches what it does."

—Cardinal Roger Mahony

9780824521301
Paperback / 232 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
CROSSROAD, 2003