Husband & Wife: The Joys, Sorrows and Glories of Married Life (Marriage Preparation)
Fr. Wickens outlines the principles of Catholic marriage in a succinct yet dignified and insightful manner that will both tickle the reader\'s funny bone and soberly enlighten and inspire him with the reasonableness, practicality and holy purpose of the institution of marriage as it was created by God. Written completely from the traditional Catholic perspective that recognizes the primary purpose of marriage as the procreating and raising of children - Husband and Wife never drags, never gets preachy, and always stays interesting.
Covered here are the psychological differences between men and women, how they approach problems in a different manner, the importance of the physical and psychological and spiritual union of the two partners, the problems facing married people today, separate interests, sympathy and understanding, weakening of home life, prevalence of adultery, how to offset materialism, how marriage belongs to God, that God has made the rules, that marriage is a vocation and a Sacrament, mutual love and help, raising the children, common complaints, lack of confidence, communication, economic worries, in-laws, birth control, the morality of spacing children and so forth.
An excellent resource for practicing Catholic couples as they prepare for marriage, as well as for priests involved in marriage preparation courses.