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Discernment of Spirits in Marriage: Ignatian Wisdom for Husbands and Wives

by Fr Timothy Gallagher

"An application of St. Ignatius of Loyola's rules for the discernment of spirits to the vocation of marriage"

To navigate the inevitable ups and downs of our spiritual lives, countless souls have found comfort and guidance in St. Ignatius of Loyola's Rules for Discernment. For the past forty years, popular retreat master and author Fr. Timothy Gallagher has been at the forefront of making St. Ignatius's Rules understandable and applicable to hundreds of thousands of Catholics seeking greater sensitivity to the "movements" of their souls.

Now Fr. Gallagher returns with a more focused mission: to help you apply these rules to your role as a husband or a wife.

In Discernment of Spirits in Marriage, Fr. Gallagher aims to free you from discouragement and assist you in finding peace in your spiritual life and in your marriage. He will help you determine what is of God and what is not and will show you how the enemy works to discourage you in your daily spousal interactions in order to undermine both your spiritual growth and your marital bond.

Best of all, you'll learn what to do about it!

With St. Ignatius and Fr. Gallagher as your guides, you'll learn:

How to identify and remove spiritually harmful habits

The eleven forms of spiritual desolation    "and the four things you must do to combat it"

Why God permits spiritual dryness

The easiest way to resist temptation

Your marriage's most vulnerable place   "and how to strengthen it"

The four tactics of the enemy  "and the grace-filled responses you can offer to each."

The five ways in which God strengthens husbands and wives who seek to grow spiritually

Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V. is an American Roman Catholic priest and the Denver-based author of seven bestselling books on the theology and spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. He served for ten years as provincial superior of his Catholic religious congregation, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

Binding: Paperback  160pp.
Pub Date: September 17, 2020
ISBN: 1644133474    EAN: 9781644133477