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The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage 
Dr Greg and Lisa Popcak

In Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, nationally syndicated radio hosts and international family life speakers Greg and Lisa Popcak combine decades of counseling, the latest findings in marriage research, more than twenty years of marriage, and the wisdom of Catholic teaching to offer couples the most up-to-date look at what it takes to create and sustain an incredible Catholic marriage that will last a lifetime.
Recent research indicates that now more than ever couples report feeling insecure about their ability to create a marriage that will withstand the test of time. In Just Married, Catholic therapist Greg Popcak and family life coach Lisa Popcak offer newlyweds a master plan for growing a strong bond in the first five years of marriage.
“Just Married should be required reading for every recently married Catholic Couple. Christian marriage is a call to heroic love. It should not be surprising that living this vocation well does not happen without prayer and effort. Greg and Lisa provide many helpful insights into the challenges that young couples encounter as well as practical strategies on how to overcome what otherwise will become obstacles to their happiness.
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann
2013 pb 247pp Sold Out

5 Challenges and 5 Opportunities
Kathy and Steve Beirne

This compact book is aimed at couples who are about to be or have recently gotten married. It assumes that at least one of the spouses is Catholic, although it points out that all marries are interfaith in one way or another. By the editors of the Foundations newsletter for the newly married, this book is the perfect supplemental gift for engagements, showers, and weddings as well as for marriage preparation courses. 
5 Challenges 
- Learning to speak the same language
- Getting along with in-laws
- Developing intimacy in a consumer culture
- Dealing with religious differences
- Not ignoring financial situations
5 Opportunities 
- To improve your communication skills
- To see your in-laws as resources
- To discover the spirituality of intimacy
- To share a spiritual life with your spouse
- To live a life of fruitfulness and generosity
2012 pb 61pp R79.00

Roy Petitfils

How does a newly married couple make "happily ever after" really happen? Is marital bliss a myth or something truly attainable in the first years of marriage? 
Marriages are not self-sustaining and do not survive on autopilot. They require constant attention and intentional effort. But it can be a rewarding effort. It can be an adventure!
Roy Petitfils has spent many hours listening to married couples try to work out their problems. He knows firsthand as a spouse and father of two that to have a lasting, fulfilling and happy married life, a couple needs to plan, work hard, and dedicate themselves to making their marriage work. If couples can make it through the pivotal and life-changing first five years of marriage without a lot of collateral damage, hurt feelings, and miscommunication, then the likelihood of making it through a lifetime together is significantly greater. With stories from friends, clients and his own marriage, Roy Petitfils provides practical—and often humorous—tips for anyone preparing for marriage or already married.
2010 pb 106pp R175.00