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By Emily Reimer-Barry

Marriage for Life starts off by way of hearing the lived reviews of Catholic, married, HIV-positive girls, so one can larger comprehend their struggles. The 8 ladies interviewed in Chicago, Illinois, united states, shared their tales of marriage, of relatives existence, of church involvement, and of dwelling with HIV. Their candid reflections provide a clean and level-headed standpoint at the demanding situations of dwelling with HIV in a US context. After hearing and studying from those women’s reports, Reimer-Barry constructs a theology of Christian marriage that's life-giving in a global with AIDS. whereas Catholic teachings have built and now verify the equivalent dignity of girls and males, troubling legacies of women’s subordination stay embedded in liturgical practices and theological texts. Arguing that self-care is an crucial portion of a fit marriage, Reimer-Barry constructs a life-affirming theology of marriage that's delicate to the struggles of her collaborators. She argues that marriage for life needs to advertise the complete flourishing of either companions, admire other halves as equivalent companions with their husbands, and supply a coherent and empowering sexual ethic. construction at the knowledge of her collaborators’ lived studies, Reimer-Barry examines the necessity for a extra sufficient Catholic reaction to HIV and AIDS, arguing that church groups may still advertise accomplished sexual schooling, confirm either abstinence and condom use for HIV prevention, and actively paintings to minimize stigmatizing behaviors inside church groups. She additionally unpacks the consequences of marriage for life for Catholic liturgical perform, marriage practise courses, sexual education schemes, and relatives ministries. Modeling her approach on what Pope Francis calls the “art of accompaniment,” Reimer-Barry argues that Catholic theology of marriage needs to be renewed and up-to-date in order that all can it seems that needless to say marriage is for life.

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