Together In God's Love
A Program for Catholic Preparation of Marriage
by Joseph D. White, Ph.D. and William R. Cashion III, M.T.S.
Imprimatur from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
The celebration of marriage as a sacrament is not a one-time event, but a lifelong vocation. Marriage and family have been the cornerstones of society in cultures throughout the world and across time. It is, therefore, no small task to help people enter into this lifelong commitment.
Together in God’s Love uniquely combines cultural perspectives, modern psychology, and Catholic theology as couples prepare to become one in Christ through matrimony. Using very practical, multi-sensory, and active learning techniques, the program focuses on the areas of Faith, Communication, Sexuality, and Stewardship to express marriage as a communion of persons, just as the Holy Trinity is a communion of persons. It is attentive to various learning styles as well as cultural diversity through the use of language, games, role playing, and self-assessments.
“Together in God’s Love is of excellent quality. I am very, very pleased to see it finished. I have high hopes for this program’s ability to make a difference in marriages.” —Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Archdiocese of New Orleans
The flexible format can be used by sponsor couples, large group formats, or multi-day meetings. It combines the best of each approach to maximize participant engagement and comprehension while minimizing leader training and facilitator expertise.
In addition to addressing all the key areas called for in the U.S. bishops’ latest document on marriage, Together in God’s Love effectively combines Church teachings, such as Theology of the Body, with current, relevant, scientific research about healthy marriages that affirms and expands upon the insights of our Catholic Faith.
Together in God's Love...
- is the first complete program framed by the USCCB pastoral letter on marriage.
- fully incorporates the guidelines for catechesis for the Sacrament of Marriage from the national Directory of catechesis.
- is unique not only in its depth of presentation, but also in its accessible language and creative delivery to ensure comprehension and adoption.
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Explores four major aspects of Catholic marriage: