Friday, September 10, 2010
"Life-Giving Love - Embracing God's Beautiful Design for Marriage" was written by Kimberly Hahn and published in 2001. It provides the Catholic Church's teaching on respect for life. It's a little too long and a little too all-over-the-place for me to give you much of a summary. The author, who is the wife of Scott Hahn, shares many stories from other people who have changed their attitudes toward being open to life. I don't think I learned anything new...well, perhaps the part about dealing with miscarriages taught me something, although I at first thought that part didn't quite fit. After reading it, though, I understand that the point was to encourage the reader to give greater respect to the lives of those miscarried babies. I still don't particularly want children, but I also know I couldn't be married without doing it right. I agree with the book. And I know it's easy to say from where I stand. There is no man in my life. I have pretty much no health problems. AND I don't live in a city where I might be more tempted to buy into the whole over-population thing. So it's all fine and good in theory, but how do I live it? I guess for now I can just admire the people who DO live it.