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The Obedience Paradox: Finding True Freedom in Marriage Talk

Join us Sat. Sept. 9th at 10:00 am, St John Cantius Parish Hall for The Obedience Paradox: Finding True Freedom in Marriage Talk presented by Mary Ellen Stanford.

When properly understood and lived out, obedience is, in fact, liberating. The Obedience Paradox illuminates the subject by examining the relationship between husband and wife in marriage as an image of Christ’s relationship to the Church. Presenting the sexual complementarity of husband and wife as an expression of gift, this talk probes the meaning and power of receptivity in a relationship.

Made for Each Other: The Case for Complementarity Catholics believe that marriage is fulfilling because human persons are designed to exist in loving communion. But because men and women are not replicas of one another, they do not tend to express love in identical ways. Using insights from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Mary will examine the sexual complementarity of the masculine and the feminine and the ways in which the natural gifts of couples prepare them for a truly fruitful union.

About Mary Ellen Stanford:

Mary Stanford, author of The Obedience Paradox: Finding True Freedom in Marriage, is a speaker, teacher, and writer on Catholic marriage and family life. She is an adjunct professor in theology at Christendom College and holds degrees from the University of Dallas and the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. She and her husband Trey are blessed with seven children.


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