Three to Get Married

One of the greatest and best loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith here sets out the Church s beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style Frankly and charitably, Sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage He emphasiOne of the greatest and best loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith here sets out the Church s beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style Frankly and charitably, Sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage He emphasizes that our Blessed Lord is at the center of every successful and loving marriage This is a perfect gift for engaged couples, or for married people as a fruitful occasion for self examination.
Three to Get Married One of the greatest and best loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith here sets out the Church s beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style Frankly and charitably

  • Title: Three to Get Married
  • Author: Fulton J. Sheen
  • ISBN: 9780933932876
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Three to Get Married”

    1. In this era of mass confusion about sexuality and marriage, this book is a must-read for anyone, but it definitely should be required reading for engaged couples preparing for marriage. Simply brilliant. Now if I could just convince Sarah that we should add "Fulton" to our list of future baby names!It's difficult to pick one quote; my highlighter went dry on this book. But here is a taste from Chapter 9 on The Dignity of the Body."The disciplining of the errant impulses of the body when they ini [...]

    2. I absolutely loved this book and I underlined so many passages because I plan on going back to the text to read several of these passages again. I never would have thought that a priest could truly understand marriage to write a book about love in a marriage and having God in a marriage. I am totally wrong. I would have to say that most people know much less than Fulton Sheen about marriage and I am including people who are already married.I think everyone could only grow in love and faith by re [...]

    3. I love Fulton Sheen but personally I found this book of his to be a bit too philosophical for my own taste, and very repetitive, and hard to concentrate on, but that is probably just me- I prefer lighter reads. The content is good, though. The philosophy is interwoven with quotes of poetry! The author is clearly in love with and well-versed in his subject matter.

    4. When I was preparing for my marriage to my husband I read this book and it just set things straight for me. In society we are caught up in the rush that we forget what our vocation is in life. I found this book was a real wake up call for me and I loved reading it. What I love is, it shows a priest does not need to be married to understand marriage. I love this book and recommend it to everyone whether you are married, thinking about getting married in the future or anyone who wants to understan [...]

    5. We based our marriage and adoption on this. A marriage cannot survive without God as the 3rd person. His concept that all marriages must be fecund (fruitful) showed me of the need to be other centered and choose to adopt which has been the greatest gift to our marriage.

    6. A little theology, anyone? Best. . ok. . .ever on the subject of marriage, sexuality, love, human relationships, and what role God plays in human love. Truly a book that will change your life.

    7. I'm getting married next June, and after we got engaged, my fiancé's dad gave us each copies of this book to read. I'm really glad that he did, because the book was very thought-provoking and I think that it had a lot of good insight as to what a strong Catholic marriage should be like. It is definitely difficult to get through - I'm a fast reader, but this took me a full five months to get through because my mind kept wandering at some parts. There were some chapters that I felt were very stro [...]

    8. I want to give this one a higher rating, but I found it pretty challenging to get through (for the second time). Archbishop Sheen's insights and understanding are simultaneously genius and simple. His writing here is like nuggets of gold left over from smelting away all of the fluff and padding of other more typical moral writing. And for me that was the problem. There wasn't any break from one deep thought to the next.

    9. THE VERY BEST BOOK ON MARRIAGE! I absolutely loved and adored this book. It's written at a higher level than Life is Worth Living, but I didn't have a problem understanding it despite being a laywoman. That being said, I can see where it might be a difficult read for some people. I'm really not sure how to describe this if you're Catholic it's worth a read. This is one that I'm going to keep on my shelf and revisit periodically to keep my relationship with future-hubby and potential progeny in [...]

    10. This book is everything Pre-Cana classes should be for Catholics about to get married. My wife and I received this book as a gift before we got married, and only read two pages before laughing it off as old-fashioned. Five years later I'm reading it and hungrily hanging on to every word of wisdom from Bishop Sheen. He guides a married couple through the Christian view of marriage, from young love, to early marriage, to raising a family, to dealing with difficulty and disillusionment, till death [...]

    11. This book for me represented a bridge and aid to my understanding of JPII's "Theology of the Body". He speaks in prose and has so many great one liners that I found myself furiously scribbling them down only to find another two sentences later. It provides the reader with a sense of what marriage actually is and not the dream we have all bought and been sold by romcoms, frivolous literature and TV. It harks back to it's original and timeless meaning, it's eternal and supernatural present and fut [...]

    12. I started this book expecting a slim self-help concerning marriage and ended up neck deep in ontology and the teleological ends of existence, watched a brutal takedown of the materialistic viewpoint (especially in regards to marriage, the treatment of women, and of maintaining civil society) and ended up taking months to finish a 200 page book that I was actively reading. I told the priest I've been working with on the catechism that this book did more to bring me to the Church than the books of [...]

    13. Warning: deceptively small book. Just before reading this book I acquired the habit of underlining exceptional passages in my books. After underlining all of the first three pages I decided, for the sake of the aesthetic integrity of the book (and because Fulton Sheen says you haven't read a book until you've read it twice, and I was making it unreadable), that I would stop underlining. Sentence after sentence contains powerful ideas. Bishop Sheen is too popular for academic theologians, but thi [...]

    14. Peter and I read this before we got married. We should read it again. It's good. Everyone should read it before they get married.

    15. At times its as if he is repeating himself over again, but all in all a good discussion book. There is some really good stuff in here about the sacrament of marriage.

    16. This collection of exuberant meditations on the mystery of Holy Matrimony is highly recommended for engaged couples and newlyweds. I chose this for Lenten spiritual reading as I was approaching my first anniversary and the birth of my first child. Fulton Sheen's writing style is like an overflowing fountain. The ideas tumble and leap in a dazzling barrage, rhapsodies flowing, one into the next. The chapters can sometimes be hard to follow in a single reading so take your time to process this one [...]

    17. I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. I just don't think I'm a fan of Sheen's writing style. He's verbose; ideas that could be explained in a paragraph are explained in three pages. I did glean a few good insights, especially from the final chapters on endurance and suffering in marriage, but not enough to redeem the book as a whole.

    18. This man is so visionary. A great deal has been made, with good reason, about the Theology of the Body in conservative Catholic circles. Not to detract from that tremendous work by Pope John Paul II, but Archbishop Fulton Sheen prefigures much of that here in this book. The focus is marriage, but he sees God as a partner in Love between two people at all stages in life, especially once the vows are made. Probably the biggest point is that vows are for life; hope always remains, and one spouse ca [...]

    19. Of course, knowing that Sheen wrote it, I knew it would be good. I wish I could give a copy of this to everyone - not just married/engaged couples. He says so many things that make you think and they make so much sense. I have highlighted the heck out of the book! Not only did it give me a new perspective on my engagement, but it also showed me that my fiance and I are going about our relationship the right way. I have so much more love and appreciation for him and will continue to strive toward [...]

    20. One of the best explanations of the Catholic theology of marriage I've read. Focus on its trinitarian nature and importance for maintaining the common good make it superior to many other methods (including one popularized by a certain pope). Sheen has a wonderful way with words, giving dense material light touches in some places and a piercing quality in others. Required reading for the engaged and married couples young and old.

    21. Archbishop Sheen raises the joys, trials and purpose of marriage to the dignity it deserves. Anyone who is thinking about having a vocation to marriage or even already married should read this book.

    22. So much was said by Bl. Fulton Sheen a long time ago. It is almost surprising that the Synod is discussing that were already recognized in Sheen's time. This brief book has a strong punch on the beauty and obstacles that a marriage will go through. But be not afraid, you are married with God as well. Indeed a MUST read for all of those preparing to get married.

    23. The first half the book was very general theology of love which could be pretty dry and repetitive feeling. However, I really enjoyed the second half of the book which applied those ideas to different aspects of marriage.

    24. One of the best books on marriage ever written. It looks at marriage through the angle not of "What can I get out of this?" but rather "What can I give to this?" It is truly amazing and I am glad I read it

    25. Reading together Reading fulton sheen is like drinking from a fire hose, just so much consume you can't take it all in. Fortunately I read this book together with my wife. It was a wonderful book to read together that further enriched our marriage and faith.

    26. Sheen doesn't disappoint. Something for everyone, from the couple preparing for marriage, to the singles, to those married for 50 years. Three to get married is a comprehensive yet practical engagement of Holy Matrimony and how God is interwoven in the mix of it all!

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