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Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue
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Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue


Emmaus Road 2012

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Getting the Marriage Conversation Right teaches you how to promote and defend traditional marriage in non-religious terms. It’s a great “how-to” guide to answer those tough questions you’ve struggled with.

Author William B. May shows you how to navigate the pitfalls and avoid making this a gay vs. Christian issue. He brings into the legal definition of marriage the rights of children, and provides sensible guidelines on how to avoid common traps that hinder communications for advocating public policy about marriage.

Marriage is the only institution that unites kids with their moms and dads, and that has been recognized by every culture, society, and religion, each according to their own competencies. Getting the Marriage Conversation Right shows how to get that interest recognized in laws, societal institutions, and individuals, and begin to rebuild a marriage culture.

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Key Features

  • Frequently asked questions on marriage and related issues
  • Quick facts about the breakdown of marriage and family


  • Rebuilding a Marriage Culture
  • Public Policy: The Civil Recognition of Marriage
  • Reversing the Breakdown of Marriage that is Touching Almost Every Family
  • Questions to Pose and Ponder about the Rights of Children
  • Avoiding Common Traps that Hinder Communications for Advocating Public Policy about Marriage and Family
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Redefining Marriage and Related Issues.

Praise for the Print Edition

William B. May’s Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue is not only an insightful survey of today’s landscape regarding the question of who may be married but also a helpful ‘how-to’ in confronting the discussion about the essence of marriage. The volume’s repeated insistence that true marriage can only be seen in light of the rights of and the benefits or harm accruing to children deserves greater consideration by those engaged in the ongoing attempts to redefine marriage.

—Charles M. Mangan, priest, Diocese of Sioux Falls

Young adult Catholics, even those who have had the benefit of Catholic education, too often fail to fully understand or appreciate the Church’s teachings on marriage and family. Stand With Children’s William May, in collaboration with Catholics United for the Faith, has produced a handy guide to explaining marital issues that will prove quite valuable to teachers, professors, group leaders, and parents.

—Patrick J. Reilly, president, The Cardinal Newman Society

There is a lot of food for thought packed into this little booklet, which intended to be a practical guide to help the laity navigate the confusion about marriage in conversations with their family and friends. I believe you will find it to be a very valuable resource.

—Salvatore J. Cordileone, archbishop, San Francisco

Product Details

  • Title: Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue
  • Author: William B. May
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 82

About William B. May

William B. May is founder and president of Catholics for the Common Good, a lay apostolate for the evangelization of culture, and author. He is a sought after speaker on marriage, family, culture, and the New Evangelization.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition