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A Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

ISBN: 1931018014


In this practical guide to marriage, learn the “secrets” of building a sound, spiritual relationship with your fiancé or spouse—from toothpaste in the sink to natural family planning.

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Key Features

  • Connects solid Catholic teaching to marriage and family life
  • Offers practical guidance on day-to-day living with your spouse
  • Includes a questionnaire for engaged couples


  • Introduction to Matrimony
  • Preparation
  • Family Life
  • Spirituality
  • Catholic Sexual Ethics
  • Appendices
  • Questionnaire for Engaged Couples

Praise for the Print Edition

This handbook is outstanding both for its practicality and for its fidelity to the Catholic faith. It is practical because it offers good suggestions on most aspects of married life, such as the wedding, the honeymoon, the relationship between husband and wife, in-laws, finances, raising children, sexual relations, practicing the faith, and developing a spiritual life of personal relations with God. The handbook is also thoroughly Catholic. It offers excellent advice on how to live the Catholic faith as a married man or woman. There is no waffling here, no dissent, no ambiguity. The author spells out clearly what the Catholic Church expects of married people in the areas of married life, sexuality, and family life.

—Fr. Kenneth Baker

Product Details

  • Title: A Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Newly Married Couples
  • Author: Frederick W. Marks
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 154
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Handbooks
  • Topic: Marriage & Family

About the Author

Frederick W. Marks IIIis an American historian and Catholic apologist. As a scholar, he has written and taught extensively on American diplomatic history. As a proponent of Roman Catholicism, he has written dozens of articles and tracts, and spoken extensively in public. Marks attended Loyola High School in New York City, attained his BA from Holy Cross College in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1968. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1967–1968, at Purdue University from 1968–1973, and at St. John’s University from 1974–1979. He is also the author of The Gift of Pain.