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Life-Giving Love: Embracing God's Beautiful Design for Marriage

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God has a beautiful design for your marriage. Have you discovered it? Hahn offers a fresh but deeply rooted perspective on the true meaning of marital love and its implications for a number of significant issues: natural family planning, contraception, infertility, abortion, sterilization, and miscarriage. She draws from Scripture and Church teachings as well as poignant p ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 4th 2002 by Servant
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Tirzah Eleora
Jan 07, 2016 Tirzah Eleora rated it really liked it
Kimberley Hahn's heartfelt appeal to the men and women who are followers of Christ to open themselves to the life God chooses to give them will touch your heart and gently nudge your conscience. Many Christians that are convicted about these wonderful teachings are sadly quiet about them, so reading this testimonial was very refreshing. Recommend it!
Serina Creekmore-leslie
Jun 17, 2010 Serina Creekmore-leslie rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, it opened my heart and my husband's heart to leave our family planning up to God. It made me realize that using birth control was a way of saying "No" to God's plan for us and our marriage. We wanted God entirely in our marriage.
Olivia
Nov 12, 2007 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Every Catholic couple should read this book. I dig the Hahns.
Teri
Mar 05, 2013 Teri rated it really liked it
Life-Giving Love helped me more fully and personally understand the Church's teachings against contraception. I read it with a group of women because I wanted to hear others' real-life responses to a tough teaching in our faith. I'd say it was life-changing. I don't think I'd recommend this as an "outsider's" guide, but for a new Catholic hoping to understand these teachings, it's valuable.
Leyla
Mar 23, 2014 Leyla rated it it was amazing
I believe books have their own time. I was given this book 5 years ago when I was starting my family. It was there on the shelf for that long. Until now. After and as I read it let me just say that I am in love. (I don't think this book would've caused the same emotion back then.) Thank you Tia for lending it to me.
Sue
Mar 22, 2013 Sue rated it it was amazing
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I own this book. I thought the book was beautifully written. The Hahn's testimony, offered through Kimberly's perspective, is heartfelt. You get a better understanding of marriage, motherhood, and God's plan for the two.
Sarah
Mar 13, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Great book! I learned a lot about the Catholic teachings. It covered every possible aspect that a couple could be dealing with and offered a lot of sound advice and guidance. Good read, if a hard truth for many.
Michelle
Feb 18, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
We have been reading this book with our book group for the past year. It has such good, clear teaching about living out trust in God with our fertility.
Pamela
Mar 27, 2015 Pamela rated it really liked it
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A wonderful road map to "happily ever after." A very encouraging read into the keys to a faith-filled marriage.
Riko
Nov 02, 2007 Riko rated it really liked it
All Catholics (and non-Catholics as well!!) should read this book.
Amy Wyckoff
May 06, 2008 Amy Wyckoff rated it it was amazing
This was an eye opening book. It is one of my favorites that I have read many times.
Kara
Oct 01, 2010 Kara rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction to the Catholic beliefs about family planning and marriage (the "theology of the body") and a heartfelt sharing of Scott and Kimberly Hahn's own story and struggles.
Jordan
Sep 18, 2012 Jordan added it
this book is fantastic it changed everything I thought I knew
Anne
Sep 10, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing
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A good introduction to the understanding of marriage, the body, and the human person that informs Catholic teaching on contraception, sterilization, and abortion.
Jeni
Sep 20, 2011 Jeni rated it it was amazing
One of my very favorite books!!!
Lia Brasali Ariefano
Nov 05, 2007 Lia Brasali Ariefano rated it really liked it
Inspiring. Change my point of view on marriage life and children.
Melissa
Sep 24, 2016 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed reading. It gave me such a great perspective on living open to life.
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Amazing insight to family!
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Mrs. Kimberly Hahn has been married to Scott since 1979. They have six children: Michael, Gabriel, Hannah, Jeremiah, Joseph, and David. Kimberly has been a full-time, stay-at-home Mom since their firstborn’s arrival. Currently, she home schools her younger children. She enjoys speaking with Scott, but ministry is a priority after family commitments.

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