This updated and expanded edition of Edward Sri’s classic meditation on Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility includes a new introduction, new chapters for single people and engaged couples, and the stories of people whose lives have been transformed by Pope John Paul II’s foundational teaching on relationships.
Fr. Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) published Love and Responsibility in 1960, revealing a fully formed philosophy of marriage—in which full union can only be achieved when each partner prioritizes the well-being and self-realization of the other. His analysis of the true meaning of human love is life changing and practical, shedding light on real issues between men and women.
In Men, Women and the Mystery of Love, Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to every reader. He emphasizes the down-to-earth nature of Love and Responsibility, giving readers actionable advice on issues such as: • How to determine if a relationship is one of authentic love or is doomed to failure • The problem of pornography • The meaning of friendship • How to achieve greater intimacy in marriage
Study questions with each chapter make this a valuable resource not only for individual personal reading, but also for small group study.
Dr. Edward Sri is a nationally-known Catholic speaker and the author of several best-selling books. He is provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute and founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Dr. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children in Littleton, Colorado.
Sri offers sensible, nuanced guidance on some of the trickiest aspects of relationship between the sexes.
- Colleen Carroll Campbell, author, The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy
Compellingly reveals that the relationships that society considers healthy regularly fall far short of God’s plan for us.
- Dr. Ray Guarendi, host, Living Right with Dr. Ray
Sri does a masterful job of unpacking the dense thought and timeless wisdom of Saint John Paul the Great.
- Jason Evert, author, Saint John Paul the Great
A must read for young adults.
- Greg and Julie Alexander, founders, the Alexander House