In a social climate that actually encourages divorce rather than reconciliation,Courage to Love … When Your Marriage Hurts offers help and hope instead. Building on the experience of Retrouvaille, a successful church-sponsored ministry, it focuses on building relationships. It invites couples to reconciliation, to rebuilding trust, to learning the skills necessary for healthy communication, and to growing spiritually through the lived reality of married life.
First published in 1992, Courage to Love … When Your Marriage Hurts has been welcomed not only by couples struggling with the difficulties of married life, but also by marriage counselors, family life directors, and various marriage ministries.
Gerald Foley is a retired hospice and hospital chaplain. He has been active for many years with Catholic Engaged Encounter and Retrouvaille(for hurting marriages). He is the author of numerous articles and books, includingCourage to Love, Family Centered Church, and Empowering the Laity. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.