Reflections for CouplesDescription: For couples, dating or married. Radical Love: Reflections for Couples contains 215 short inspirational messages that bring God’s radical love into the context of romantic relationships. (228 printable PDF pages.)

Two private reflection questions at the end of each message will help you apply the messages to your everyday life and challenges. This is followed by ideas for discussing the topic as a couple to further integrate it into your relationship.

All couples will appreciate how this book empowers them to grow closer and to build a stronger future together. Dating couples will find that the conversations that spring from this book are helpful in discerning if they are right for each other. Engaged couples will find it very useful in preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. Married couples will more deeply embrace what the Sacrament of Marriage really means.

This is perfect for couples who have been through Engaged Encounter or Marriage Encounter, but this is not a requirement. These reflections for couples will stir up in you and your sweetheart the exciting discovery of God’s plan for your marriage as you journey together with Jesus.

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Marriage is meant to be a testimony of Christ’s radical love for His Bride: One man faithfully and permanently united to one woman in a living example of one Savior faithfully and permanently united to us.

When we embrace and rely on the presence of Jesus in this or any sacrament, we are empowered by his help to have the best possible relationship with our sweetheart. We are empowered to have the fullness of love that is only available in God’s plan for marriage.

Find a sacred time during the day to reflect the reflections in this book. It’s best if you read them alone and think about the reflection questions before getting together with your sweetheart to dialog about it, but figure out what works best for the two of you.

You may use these reflections in their page number order, or print them and pull them out of sequence according to the need of the day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A published author since 1982, Terry Modica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, two diocesan certifications in Lay Pastoral Ministry, and is vetted by my diocese (St. Petersburg) as a speaker. She has been giving parish missions, courses, and retreats since 1989. With Ralph, her high school sweetheart whom she married in 1975, she founded Good News Ministries of Tampa Bay in 1995 and serves as the Executive Director. In 2004, she traveled to Malawi in Central Africa to teach two week-long courses on papal encyclicals to seminarians, their professors, and local catechists. The couple gives marriage enrichment retreats as part of their ministry.

Terry and Ralph have served in Pre-Cana, Marriage Preparation, and Marriage Enrichment since the 1980s. Terry has authored the internationally popular “Good News Reflections” on the readings from daily and Sunday Mass since 1999. She began writing “Reflections for Couples” as a blog in March 2015.

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Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

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Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

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Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship