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Intimacy in Marriage

 Diocese of Rockville Centre. (2008). Plan your family naturally. DVD.  Dr. Jennifer and Matthew DeMarco dispel some of the myths about natural family planning. Two married couples provide real-life witness to the benefits and challenges of using NFP.

Pope John Paul II. (1997). Man and woman He created them: A theology of the body. San Diego: Pauline Press.  A new translation based on the archives of Pope John Paul II.

Pope Paul VI. (1998). Humanae Vitae: Encyclical Letters of His Holiness Pope Paul VI. San Francisco: Ignatius Press,  A revised and improved translation of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter which explains the depth and beauty of the Catholic understanding of the value of all life.

Popcak, G.K. (2008). Holy sex: A Catholic guide to toe-curling, mind-blowing infallible loving. Crossroad Publishing.  The first half of the book deals with Catholic teaching on sexuality. The second half deals with the five great powers of holy sex. There are quizzes and exercises that encourage discussion, so this is a book to be read as a couple.

West, C. (2000). Good news About Sex and Marriage.  This “user friendly” synopsis of Theology of the Body cuts to the nitty-gritty of the church’s teaching, using personal anecdotes with a positive perspective.

West, C. (2007). Theology of the body explained: A commentary on John Paul II’s Man and  woman He created them. San Diego: Pauline Press. A standard reference text for understanding Theology of the Body.

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