The Love Dare, the New York Times No. 1 best seller that has sold five million copies and was major plot device in the popular movie Fireproof, is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.
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The Mariology of the Church cannot be distilled only from statements in the Bible, but has matured through centuries of contemplation of the mystery of the Incarnation in its totality. While the seed is identical to the adult tree, it takes time and experience to prove it is so. The Church's teachings about Mary are the flowers and fruit of the gospel tree. A proper understanding of Mary is the result of a constantly reaffirmed experience of the Gospel to its ultimate consequences.
The Marian dogmas of the Church are guarantors of the unabridged doctrine of the Word become flesh, God made man, and about man's vocation to eternal communion with God. Fr. Stinissen shows how Mariology corrects any attempt to minimize the gospel of God who became man so that man should become like God. As Christ is God-with-man, so Mary is man-with-God, revealing the astonishing truth that God has engaged in intimate communion with man. In a world today that strives in many ways to reduce and humiliate the dignity of man, the Church shows in Mary the infinitely high value of man in the eyes of God, and God's wondrous love and plan for each one of us.