Dan DeMatte, former star of the A&E reality series God or the Girl, and his wife, Amber, unlock the keys to marital happiness and saintly holiness by guiding you on a thirty-three-day, at-home study for couples that will not only strengthen your marriage but also reenergize your relationship with God and improve your entire family’s walk with Jesus. The retreat will help you incorporate the virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience into your marriage so you can become the spouse, parent, and Catholic you’ve always wanted to be.
The ultimate goal for the Christian life is heaven, but what path should a couple take to get there?
The DeMattes, who have worked together in youth and family ministry for more than fifteen years, believe it’s holiness—living as Jesus did.
Giving and receiving love and living for the sake of others—especially your spouse and children—will help you achieve holiness, the DeMattes say. You can even find holiness in the everyday tasks of marriage and family life such as doing the dishes, changing diapers, and cleaning up messes.
In The Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage, the DeMattes walk you through a thirty-three -day retreat that culminates in consecrating your marriage to Christ. They will help you achieve perfect love for each other, your family, and God by incorporating the virtues of poverty, chastity, and obedience into your life. This retreat will help you fall deeper in love with Christ, your spouse and children, and the world God calls you to serve.
Each chapter includes discussion questions and a prayer for couples.
Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“A must for any Christian couple who wants more out of their marriage.”
“Finally a book and a retreat, together, for married couples to help them grow in holiness over the course of thirty-three days. Good, practical, and spiritual wisdom is mixed with everyday questions and prayers for the couple to discuss and grow in faith together. A must for any Christian couple who wants more out of their marriage.”
Rev. David Sizemore
Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish
“Treat your marriage to a gift by spending thirty-three days with this life-changing retreat. Packed with prayers, practical tips, and questions to ponder, Amber and Dan DeMatte will show you how to unlock the secrets to living a life of radical holiness as you journey together toward heaven.”
Emily Jaminet and Michele Faehnle
Authors of Divine Mercy for Moms
“Engaging and spiritually enriching.”
“We found the thirty-three-day self-guided retreat reflections engaging and spiritually enriching, and we recommend this book for couples who want to renew their marriage and are seeking a practical guide.”
John and Teri Bosio
Authors of Joined by Grace
“Dan and Amber have done something irresistible—making a holy marriage look like something not only possible, but attractive. This book is easy to read, thought-provoking, and fun. Using great examples and plenty of wit, they help boil down timeless wisdom into practical insights.”
Rev. Nathan Cromly, C.S.J.
Founder of Eagle Eye Ministries and the St. John Institute
“A must-have tool.”
“This book allows Catholic couples to enrich their marriage in the privacy of their own home. While we still need outside retreats, conferences, and date nights, resources such as Three Secrets to Holiness in Marriage are also must-have tools for any married couple wanting to get closer to God and each other.”
Syndicated Catholic radio host and coauthor of Intimate Graces