Our Books - Reviews
Marriage Is for
Keeps (Wedding Edition) by John Kippley (1993), Couple
to Couple League, 1-800-745-8252, 180 pages. Student edition (1994),
FROM THE FOREWORD
How is it that some people find themselves feeling so terribly hurt and disillusioned because of marriage, while others, even though they face all the burdens and troubles that are part of life, find themselves more in love after fifty years of marriage than they were on their wedding day? This little book will help you find the answers.
The first chapter of this book is the most difficult. But take the time to read it carefully. It is difficult because it will ask you to look honestly at yourself, to look toward the Lord, and grow in your relationship with the Lord. There is a word for this - Discipleship.
-Fr. Gerard P. Hiland
BOOK REVIEWS FROM Amazon.com
"If you are getting married, Catholic
or not, you need to read Marriage is For Keeps. Each chapter lays out a different
topic about how to focus your marriage on the THREE of you - husband, wife
and God in the center. Each section contains thought-provoking questions for
you and your mate and lets you ponder how you are going to grow as a person
in your marriage. There are tough spots in this book! But marriage is tough
too and that's what you are really planning for - a marriage, not a wedding.
A must read, whether you are about to be married or already married and wanting
to find that something missing. Especially interesting and tough is the chapter
on the roles in the marriage. Kippley presents the notion of wives deferring
to their husbands very thoughtfully, but also notes that it is counter-cultural
in the US of A. He remarks that men need to be worthy of the spiritual leadership
of their family if they are truly going to lead. Hmmm...lots of good stuff
to ponder. Enjoy! It put my 10 year old marriage back on His track."
"This is a good book about Catholic marriage, especially the NFP section.
Read it! Give it to your friends."