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By Love Refined

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What to do when the honeymoon is over. This remarkable book shows couples how to transform stumbling blocks in their marriage into stepping stones of love. It reveals the beauty and importance of high ideals and offers practical tips to help couples live up to those ideals daily.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Sophia Institute Press (first published February 1989)
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Cornelius Pulung
This is my first encounter with Lady Alice in her books, though I already read some of her articles. Well, this is the most beautiful book I've ever read about love and relationship. Although it is written from woman perspective and the context is marriage life, but as a man who is in a relationship with my lovely girlfriend, I received many spiritual benefits as if from my spiritual mother. Alice exercises her spiritual motherhood in a loving, warmth, and tender way. She really knows how to cor ...more
Aug 20, 2009 Jen rated it it was amazing
I just picked this up again the other day to re-read it. I love reading Alice von Hildebrand and this book is such a gem! I benefit so much from the gentle and loving approach that she takes. Married for almost 17 years now, these words are more applicable now than they were at the beginning of our marriage!
May 12, 2010 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read, in large part because it is about life's most beautiful mystery and sacrament-married love. I highly recommend it to married couples, but most especially to newly married couples. It's a book that I pick up and read again once a year.
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This is such a valuable book! it is full of practical and profound solutions to everyday struggles in a marriage. Timeless advice.
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I want to re-read this book every year. It was so inspirational, while at the same time being matter of fact and down to earth.
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Alice von Hildebrand DCSG (born Alice Jourdain; 11 March 1923 in Brussels, Belgium) is a Catholic philosopher and theologian and a former professor.

She came to the U.S. in 1940 and began teaching at Hunter College in New York City in 1947. She was married to the famous philosopher and theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889–1977), meeting him at Fordham University in New York, where she was a stu
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