An Ignatius Press Reprint
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Mary Beth Bonacci has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world-about friendship, about relationships, about marriage, about God's plan for sexuality, and about finding real, honest love.
And they speak back to her. They ask her questions-about sex, about dating, about healing after a shattered relationship, about marriage, about their struggles to live love. In this newly updated and expanded edition of Real Love, Mary Beth shares those questions-and her answers-in an even more comprehensive guide which addresses the details of the very real struggle we all face in trying to live real love in a world gone mad.
Through these questions and her answers, Mary Beth offers a comprehensive catechesis of the Church's teaching in the areas of marriage and human sexuality. She tackles the toughest issues-premarital sex, contraception, divorce, homosexuality, internet pornography and others. She gives practical advice on living the Church's teachings. And throughout it all, she demonstrates that living respect for God's gift of sexuality is the way-the only way-to find real, honest love.
"Looking for a book with staying power? Mary Beth takes the heart of Theology of the Body and breaks it down into practical, real-life situations. If you're looking for a resource to help you understand for your self, or to help you teach others the heart of the message about sexuality, healthy dating relationships, and everything in between, Real Love is it."
- Jim Beckman, Author God Help Me, Director of Youth Ministry, Augustine Institute
Real Love is, hands down, one of the most effective books out there for conveying that chastity isn't about saying ‘no' to sex, but ‘YES' to freedom, happiness and the kind of love we were made for."
- Chris Stefanick, Speaker and Author, Director of Youth Outreach, yDisciple
Real Love is a spirit-filled solid compass that guides one safely through the wild jungle of secular values. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to experience a stable, happy and meaningful life in the context of encountering true love in relationships - the way God intended. The lessons I learned from Real Love helped me to make sense of God's intention for love in relationships. I attribute my passion for chastity and the joy I have encountered in my marriage to Real Love. Thank you MaryBeth for sharing the wisdom and love of God plainly and powerfully."
- Joe Sengooba, Rustenburg, South Africa.