Real Love: Mary Beth Bonacci Answers Your Questions on Dating, Marriage and the Real Meaning of Sex

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Ignatius Press, 1996 - Religion - 317 pages
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Mary Beth Bonacci speaks to nearly 100,000 people every year. She speaks to Catholics across the country and around the world - about friendship, about relationships, about marriage, about God's plan for sexuality, and about finding real, honest love.
And people speak back to her. They ask her questions - about sex, about dating, about healing after a shattered relationship, about marriage, about their struggles to live love. Their questions are real, specific and often very poignant. Now, for the first time, Mary Beth has published those questions - and her answers - in a comprehensive, readable guide which addresses the details of the very real struggle that people face in trying to live real love in a world gone mad.
Through these questions and her answers, Mary Beth offers a comprehensive catechesis of the Church's teaching in the areas of marriage and human sexuality. She tackles the toughest issues - premarital sex, contraception, divorce, homosexuality, pornography and others. She gives practical advice on living the Church's teachings. She offers compassionate support for those who have stumbled. And throughout it all, she demonstrates that a living respect for God's gift of sexuality is the way - the only way - to find real, honest love.
 

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I purchased these books for my kids. There were a few things I didn't agree with, but overall, it's a very good book. I have given the book to one of my stepdaughters and would like for all of my ... Read full review

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Contents

Love and Sex What Is the Connection?
21
Sex and Marriage
26
Chastity
38
Contraception and Pregnancy
41
Abortion
47
Contraception
56
AIDS STDs and Safe Sex
63
Safe Sex
67
Too Late?
185
Walking the Walk
186
Fantasy Pornography and Masturbation
196
Dressing for Chastity
205
Chastity Guidelines
207
Occasions of Sin
209
Sex and Alcohol
210
Sleeping Together
211

Sex and Emotion
73
Sex in Unmarried Relationships
76
The First Time
86
Rape
87
Should We Get Married?
88
Guilt
89
Chastity Sex and Marriage
91
Ready for Sex
95
Chastity Is Real Love
97
Living Together
100
Sexual Compatibility
103
Engagement
104
Is Sex Bad or Great?
107
Choice
108
MarriageJust for Sex?
109
Never MarriedNo Sex?
110
Marital Chastity
111
The Church and Contraception
112
Artificial Insemination
116
Divorce and Annulment
118
Homosexuality
121
Finding Real Love
131
Finding Mr or Ms Right
133
In Love but Miserable?
137
Love or Infatuation?
139
Love at First Sight
140
Love or Just Sexual Attraction?
141
In LoveBut Not with Your Spouse
143
Using
144
Healing the Hurt
145
Sin and Forgiveness
147
Starting Over
155
Healing the Hurt
162
Healing the Relationship
166
Can We Be Friends?
167
I Got Drunk
171
Unforgiving Friends
174
He Had Sex with Someone Else
175
Sex and Your Future Spouse
177
I Cant Stop
178
Sexual Addiction
181
Dealing with Desire
212
Saying No
218
Date Rape
222
Getting Out
223
College
224
Sexually Active Friends
226
Holding out for Good Guys
228
Men and Women
229
Sexual Peak
234
Teasing
237
Men Who Respect Sex and the Women Who Love Them
238
Men Who Lie about Sex
239
Why Dont They Treat Us Better?
240
WomenWhat Do They Want in a Man?
241
Single Survival
242
Flirting
246
The Perfect Partner?
247
Ill Change Him
248
Healthy Relationships
251
Too Busy to Date
254
OppositeSex Friends
255
Falling in Love with a Friend
257
Breaking Up
261
Old LoveNew Love
269
No BoyfriendNo Love?
270
For Teens Only
273
Teen Mothers
275
Going to Do It Anyway
278
Too Young
279
Teens in Love?
280
Interest in Sex
281
Teen Dating?
283
Parents
289
The Media
294
Peer Pressure
295
Epilogue
297
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
301
Resources and Telephone Numbers
313
Bibliography
315
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About the author (1996)

Mary Beth Bonacci is the founder of Original Innocence, Inc.

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