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The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage
By Gregory and Lisa Popcak
In Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, nationally syndicated radio hosts and international family life speakers Greg and Lisa Popcak combine decades of counseling, the latest findings in marriage research, more than twenty years of marriage, and the wisdom of Catholic teaching to offer couples the most up-to-date look at what it takes to create and sustain an incredible Catholic marriage that will last a lifetime.
Recent research indicates that now more than ever couples report feeling insecure about their ability to create a marriage that will withstand the test of time. In Just Married, Catholic therapist Greg Popcak and family life coach Lisa Popcak offer newlyweds a master plan for growing a strong bond in the first five years of marriage.
Through the Popcak's experience of a rocky start to their own marriage and their expertise in marriage counseling, readers will learn that despite the odds, every couple has the capacity to live happily ever after. Couples will discover that they need only commit to learning the critical skills of the first five years of marriage, including: praying together, conflict resolution, stress management, and holy sex.
About the Authors
Gregory K. Popcak is executive director of Pastoral Solutions Institute and the author of over a dozen popular books integrating Catholic theology and counseling psychology. He is an expert on the practical applications of the theology of the body. Popcak's books include For Better . . . Forever!, Holy Sex!, and Parenting with Grace. Popcak is a regular contributor to Catholic Digest, Family Foundations, and others.
Since 2001, he and his wife and coauthor, Lisa Popcak, have hosted several nationally syndicated radio advice programs, including Heart, Mind and Strength, Fully Alive!, and, most recently, More2Life. They have also hosted two television series for EWTN: For Better . . . FOREVER and God Help Me! He serves as an adjunct professor for the sociology and graduate theology departments at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He also serves as adjunct faculty for the Harold Abel School of the Behavioral Health at Capella University.
Lisa Popcak is the vice president of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. A family life coach, lactation consultant, and professional educator, she is the coauthor of For Better . . . Forever!, Holy Sex!, and Parenting with Grace. Since 2001, she and her husband and coauthor, Gregory Popcak, have hosted several nationally syndicated radio advice programs, including Heart, Mind and Strength, Fully Alive!, and, most recently, More2Life. They have also hosted two television series for EWTN: For Better . . . FOREVER and God Help Me!
Popcak's articles can be read in many popular Catholic magazines. A sought after speaker on marriage, parenting, and women's spirituality, she has addressed audiences across North America as well as in Australia and Hong Kong.
Visit the Popcak's website here: http://www.exceptionalmarriages.com/