Book Notes: The Four Keys to Everlasting Love



You already know Dr. Manuel and Karee Santos through their monthly Marriage Rx column here at Now the husband-and-wife writing team has put together a book on how to maintain a healthy sacramental marriage in a society that doesn’t support such a relationship: The Four Keys to Everlasting Love.

four keys to everlasting love

Releasing today from Ave Maria Press, this comprehensive book is an excellent resource for marriage prep, but it’s not just for engaged couples or even newlyweds. Married couples in all stages of life can benefit from the sage advice they’ll find here. While couples whose relationships are on rocky ground will find help and hope in this book, it also contains plenty of encouragement for the growth and maintenance of healthy married relationships.

This book is divided into four sections, or “keys,” each with three chapters that include a real-life story (sometimes from the Santoses’ own marriage; sometimes from the experiences of other couples), advice based on the situations described, and conversation starters, action plans and a quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church for meditation and support.

The four keys are:

  • Faithful and Forgiving
  • Free
  • Fruitful
  • Love Totally and Forever

You can use this book as a couple or even as part of a couples’ discussion group, and there’s a generous list of additional resources at the end of the book. The Four Keys to Everlasting Love is a perfect gift for anyone planning a wedding or for newlyweds–and would make an excellent anniversary gift for yourself and your spouse as well.

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Copyright 2016 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS


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About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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