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The priest who married us required us to read this and then discuss it with him during our premarital counseling sessions. It's a fantastic book, and one that we'll be incorporating into late-high-school theology for our kids. A consistent problem we hear and see among our friends and in online forums is that many people our age are totally unprepared for marriage and family life. Usually this is through no or minimal fault of their own, but that doesn't save them from a lot of heartache and misery. We can't keep our kids from ending up in unhappy marriages, but we can do our job by educating them about what marriage is--and isn't. I see this book as part of a year-long course on vocational theology, with the first part of the course dedicated to the single state and its corresponding time of discernment of vocation, a second to marriage (where this book would come in), another to religious and consecrated life, and a fourth to diocesan vocations (ie, parish priest, non-cloistered sisters and brothers, etc).
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