Make time for the thing that matters most—your family. Michaelann and Curtis Martin share valuable lessons from Scripture and their own experience on how to raise a happy and holy family, even amidst the challenges of today’s culture. Each chapter includes a worksheet for personal reflection, as well as “talk tips” for discussion with your family and “action points” to put ideas into practice. A Leader’s Guide helps facilitate group discussion.
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Want more guidance on marriage and family? This volume is part of the Catholic Marriage and Family Collection. Take a look at the entire set.
Family Matters is a wonderful resource for couples looking for the keys to success in marriage.
—Kimberly Hahn, coauthor, Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism and Catholic Education: Homeward Bound
God has a plan for marriage; so does the Devil. Any couple that attempts marriage without proper formation runs the risk of missing out on one of the greatest opportunities for joy and happiness to be found in this life. Learned, fast paced, deeply insightful, and overflowing with inspiration, Family Matters should be required reading for all engaged couples, or for any couple seeking to renew the abundant love experienced on their wedding day.
—Carolyn A. Saeman, board of directors, Culture of Life Foundation
Family Matters courageously and compassionately gives couples the keys for building a successful marriage and family life—even in the midst of our anti-family culture. Family Matters isn’t untested theory, but is filled with practical, real-life illustrations from the Martins’ own family experiences. A helpful, encouraging, and valuable book for all spouses and parents.
—Steve and Karen Wood, Family Life Center International
Curtis Martin is the founding president of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a dynamic evangelization and leadership training program for college students. He is the coauthor of Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue. Curtis received his BA in communications from Louisiana State University and his MA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Michaelann Martin is the author of Women of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women, The Catholic Parent Book of Feasts, and Girl’s Night Out: Having Fun with Your Daughter While Raising a Woman of God. She received a BA in psychology and a MA in education from Pepperdine University. Michaelann is the cofounder and president of Made for More, Inc., an outreach dedicated to sharing God’s vision for holiness. She and her husband, Curtis, have worked with youth and college students for over 20 years.