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Expectant Joy: A Prayer of the Domestic Church Celebrating the Gift of Life

Pregnancy is a time of waiting and anticipation as a family prepares for the arrival of its newest member. “Expectant Joy” is a prayer book designed to walk families through each trimester and help them spiritually prepare for a new baby.


Seven Steps to Becoming Financially Free: A Catholic Guide to Managing Your Money

Money is an ever-present reality in marriage and family life; in fact, it’s one of the top issues couples fight about! Phil Lenahan, financial counselor, husband, and father, provides faith-filled advice, real life stories, and many practical tips to help couples become financially at peace.


The Dude’s Guide To Marriage: Ten Skills Every Husband Must Develop To Love His Wife Well

Darrin and Amie Patrick offer both single and married men concrete ways to become better men and strengthen their marriages. Although written from an evangelical Christian perspective, “The Dude’s Guide to Marriage” offers insight and support to help men become happier and holier.


Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood

Welcoming home a new baby is a joyful, although challenging, transition. With humor and honesty, Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak offer practical and spiritual advice to new parents as they navigate through the earliest years of their child’s life.


A Grandparent’s Gift of Memories: A Pilgrimage With the Saints

Grandparents are indispensable members of every family. Inspired by the words of Pope Francis and her time as a medical social worker, Nancy Groves’ workbook provides a space for grandparents to bless their grandchildren with their treasured memories, life experience, wisdom, and love.


Restored: True Stories of Love and Trust after Porn

Porn use does not only affect the one using it, but also their loved ones. “Restored: True Stories of Love and Trust After Porn” is a compilation of true stories from women who have suffered as a result of a loved one’s porn use and found grace and forgiveness through the healing of addiction and their relationships.


Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach

Infertility causes suffering for couples who desire children, and author Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz knows this from experience. “Facing Infertility” addresses the multi-faceted effects infertility has on couples within a Catholic framework. It’s a resource that is useful both for couples and their loved ones.


Marriage on a Lampstand: Exploring a New Paradigm for Modern Christian Marriage

Andrew and Terri Lyke, two experienced family life ministers, set forth a “new paradigm” for marriage ministry that encourages families to be “lights” to other families. They also offer some particular insight on African-American families. This book proves to be a valuable resource in strengthening and supporting families in the Church, especially those in the margins.


Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner

Wedding preparation involves more than just flowers and seating charts; it is also a time of stress, excitement, and personal growth. In “Invited,” author Stephanie Calis offers practical tips, stories, and spiritual help for brides (and grooms) navigating through wedding planning, while helping readers prepare for a Christ-centered marriage.


The Journey of Our Love: The Letters of Saint Gianna Beretta and Pietro Molla

The personal witness of a happy, holy married life can be a source of encouragement and strength for others who are striving to virtuously live their own vocations. The letters of St. Gianna Molla and her husband, Pietro, provide an image of beautiful, sanctifying married love.


The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce

With honesty, warmth, and fidelity to the Church, Lisa Duffy offers a guidebook for divorced Catholics that includes her personal story, practical actions after divorce, and steps toward emotional and spiritual healing.


When A Child You Love is Grieving

Grief specialist and author Harold Ivan Smith provides a valuable resource for those helping a grieving child. He gives practical advice for every stage of the process that is sure to aid children and adults alike.


Adoption: Room for One More?

The decision to adopt requires sacrifice and discernment. Jaymie Stuart Wolfe combines practical advice with personal experience to help those families considering adoption.


Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love

A series of essays on all aspects of marriage and family life. Each author brings an expertise and poignant personal stories.


The Transition: A Practical Guide To Engagement For The Catholic Man

In The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for a Catholic Man, Chet Collins provides humble and relatable advice for Catholic men transitioning from the dating stage to engagement, and finally to the early years of married life. This informative guide for men is sure to be intriguing.


Thriving Marriages, 2nd edition

John Yzaguirre, Ph.D., and his wife Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M. Div., provide a how-to guide for married couples who want to keep their marriages strong. By incorporating spiritual and psychological approaches, the authors outline factors that affect marital relationships overall. Looking for ways to strengthen your marriage? Check out this book!


Sexuality Explained: A Guide for Parents and Children

Louise Kirk provides a how-to guide for parents in explaining the topic of sexuality to their children at various ages. Kirk does this through a series of dialogues between a parent and a child. This insightful book abides by Catholic teachings on sexuality within the bounds of marriage. Are you unsure of how to bring up this sensitive topic appropriately with your children? Check out this book!


The Thrill of the Chaste

Dawn Eden’s The Thrill of the Chaste sheds light on the struggles of chastity and provides insight into the daily process of conversion of heart in a narrative manner which is sure to be engaging.


Not Just Good, but Beautiful

Providing both interreligious and intercultural insights, Not Just Good but Beautiful offers a compilation of reflections on the complementarity of man and woman.


A Short Guide to Praying as a Family

A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a marvelous how-to guide for families who want to pray together but don’t know how, as well as for families who do pray together and want to progress even further in their shared life of prayer.


Why Forgive?

An exposé of the full spectrum of forgiveness, this book uncovers the power of healing even life’s most painful offenses.


Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage

A great pick for the Jubilee of Mercy – gives insightful, fresh advice on how to live the works of mercy in marriage and family life.


The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After

Well-known author Jane Austen’s novels provide a wealth of advice for single young women on how to find a marriageable man and, more importantly, how to be a virtuous woman ready for marriage.


For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed

Author Tara Parker-Pope uses social science research and personal anecdotes to provide valuable insight for married couples seeking to strengthen their relationship. A set of quizzes help couples to examine aspects of their own marriage.


Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do

In Love Factually, Duana Welch lays out ten steps to finding love based on her research as a social scientist.


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