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Attending to your marriage

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A Resource for Christian Couples

by Father Charles Joanides



"This book is a must for every married Christian.  Father Charles presents typical arguments married couples have over money, sex, child-rearing, religion, etc.  He then gives practical suggestions on how to have a good marriage.  With God's grace and help, Fr. Charles shows how it is possible to cultivate a mutually satisfying marriage. I highly recommend it."

Marilyn Rouvelas
Author, A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America

In Attending to Your Marriage, Father Charles Joanides masterfully summaries the fruits of his long reflections on pastoral theology and professional research on the subject of marriage.  He presents relevant themes and helpful strategies for engaged or recently married couples. This lucidly written book is characterized by breadth and vision and should be in every parish library and in the hands of all lay and clergy leaders.

Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos
Director of Religious Education, Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese of

This book gives readers what Charles Joanides uniquely brings to his work:  a therapist's practical strategies for handling everyday marital conflict, and a pastor's wisdom on how marriage can enrich the human spirit.

William J. Doherty, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of the Marriage and
Family Therapy Program at the
University of Minnesota, and author of Take
Back Your Marriage.

This wonderful book is appropriately dedicated to young adults -- to the next marrying generation.  It provides an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to what works -- and to what doesn't work -- in the creation and maintenance of a satisfying, successful marriage. And, while it's perfect for young marrieds, its straight talk and excellent examples will also help couples at any stage to create, or recreate, the marriage of their dreams.

Diane Sollee, MSW, founder and director,