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Overview Practical, entertaining, and theologically sound, this book examines the meaning of love, morality, courtship, and chastity that lead the way to a strong Catholic marriage.
Publishers Description Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World is practical, Entertaining, and theologically-sound. It: examines the many meanings of love; defines what a moral approach to courtship is; explains how chastity fosters happiness; offers ways to overcome communication gaps; presents the vision of a Catholic marriage. For anyone who has felt out of step with the times when it comes to modern, commonly-accepted dating practices, this is a reassuring book that says there is a better way. A way that leads to true, lifelong happiness...and holiness.
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FATHER THOMAS G. MORROW is a priest of the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and author of "Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World" and "Achieving Chastity in a Pornographic World." He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
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Advice not for everybody Apr 23, 2008
First, this book is in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church. So this criticism is not intended to imply that this book is somehow heterodox, it is not.
But frankly, the advice is not so good. It certainly does not apply to everyone. And some of the suggestions, frankly, left me scratching my head.
I am a middle-aged man who finds himself single again, yet able to marry in the Catholic Church. Little of the suggestions or advice in this book apply to someone my age. And since I was married before, I can say that some of the suggestions regarding married life are more likely to cause trouble than solve it.
I suppose a younger person, who is exceptionally psychologically stable and well-adjust and in an environment where there are many "dateable" people would be able to employ *some* the techniques in this book. But that is about it.
Save your money.
Save yourself the time Jan 26, 2008
I am a practicing Catholic a college student who is engaged to another practicing catholic and my advice is don't waste your time on this book. We read it as a couple a found many parts of the book completely ridiculous if not offensive. Particularly that parts on sex in marriage and what is and is not appropriate. And the ridiculous sections on pet names to call your husband names such as: "You big gorilla". What is "oversexed" is this book! Not only was offended personal but my intelligence was also offended, and my sense of humor. But MAINLY this book does a great disservice to the beautiful Catholic teachings on sex, marriage and family. The books I would recommend instead are:
Love and Responsibility
Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition
Introduction to the Theology of the Body: An Adult Faith Formation Program Based on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body
Fantastic - Should be Required Reading for ALL Christians! Dec 31, 2007
This book is amazing! It details everything Christian Courtship SHOULD be, and gives very practical, hands on advice on how to make it reality. It is very clear and very encouraging.
Fr. Morrow is an excellent writer and the book is both well written, thorough, and easy to read. It is quite interesting and entertaining.
I think any Christian who is single should read this book, but even more - I think every Christian parent should read this book. If you have hopes of raising your children to be excellent Christian men and women with strong, happy, holy marriages in their adulthood, this book is THE place to start.
Thank you Fr. Morrow! You have been a gift to our family indeed!
The Best Book of its Kind! Dec 6, 2007
Fr. Morrow's book is by far the best courtship guide for Catholics in print! Steve Wood's THE ABC'S OF FINDING A GOOD WIFE/HUSBAND books are good as supplements and Jason Evert's IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME is great as a primer for Teens and Chastity, but Fr. Morrow has written a book filled with deep insights and advice for faithful Catholic's looking to establish healthy and holy relationships. Fr. Morrow, who I've met mersonally, has changed my life through his work. I used to hold very pessemistic views about myself and relationships, after going through Fr. Morrow's book, I have a renewed outlook and a more real trust in God's plan for my life. This book should be required reading for young single Catholics. Parents, BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOUR TEENS! I cannot praisethis book enough. I think those who read this book with an open heart and mind, with grow in ways they may not have imagined.
An Excellent Book Jan 28, 2007
I recently purchased this book and have found it refreshingly liberating. The author presents a traditional and healthy Catholic alternative to the dominant method that governs heterosexual relationships today. It preserves the dignity and of both sexes while it provides relatively simple, sense-filled and respectful (Christian) ways to approach perhaps the most important relationship you will have in this world.