101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do


by Jennifer Roback Morse;Betsy Kerekes;

101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do
Publication date: 2016-10-10
Number of pages: 144
ISBN: 9781594716713

Are you a Catholic confused about how to find your true love? Do you want to work on a current dating relationship, preparing it for engagement and marriage? 

Packed into 101 bite-sized suggestions, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person is the help you need to approach dating with confidence and joy, while at the same time helping you become the best, most marriage-ready version of yourself. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes offer inspiration and advice for all stages of your relationship.

With research conducted by the Ruth Institute and almost fifty years of marriage experience between them, authors Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes have compiled their best tips to inspire and support Catholic singles during all stages of dating and engagement. The life-changing ideas in 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person offer short, practical suggestions that will help you find a mate and build a strong relationship.

You’ll find advice for meeting other Catholic singles, questions to ask yourself before getting too serious, and topics to talk about before engagement. Tips include:

  • When you’re on the first date, or once you’re in a relationship, see the other person for who they are. Avoid thinking you can change him or her; only God can do that.
  • Don’t expect your significant other to be perfect when you know that you are not.
  • If you’re interested in someone who isn’t Catholic, have an open discussion about how you each expect faith to impact your relationship and potential marriage.

Morse and Kerekes clearly articulate the challenges that face single Catholics today. The hook-up and cohabitation culture is prevalent in our society and in the media, making the temptation to succumb strong. The authors want you to know that you aren’t weak for being interested in these options, but you are strong enough to resist them. You can combat these challenges by recognizing single life and dating as ideal times to discern your own call to the vocation of marriage as well as your dating relationship’s readiness for the sacrament.

Features & Benefits

  • Morse is the founder and president of the Ruth Institute, which has a weekly e-newsletter that reaches more than 25,000 subscribers.
  • Morse is a frequent speaker on college campuses and with conservative think tanks.

Jennifer Roback Morse, a renowned marriage and family scholar, is the founder and president of the Ruth Institute. She is the author of several books and the coauthor of 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage and her numerous academic and public-policy articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Economic History, Forbes, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and National Review online. She and her husband have two children and they live in Louisiana.

Betsy Kerekes is the coauthor of 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. Her professional experience includes working in journalism and public relations for Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she graduated summa cum laude in writing, with a minor in communications. She also did proofreading and subscriptions management for Patrick Madrid’s Envoy magazine, has contributed to Aleteia, MercatorNet, Catholic Lane, Catholic Exchange, CatholicMom.com, The Southern Cross and Creative Minority Report. Kerekes is a blogger and also serves as editor and director of online publications at the Ruth Institute, where she also writes weekly newsletters and manages the blog. She telecommutes from her home near San Diego, where she homeschools her three children.

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