(Quote) Frank-410833 said: I think intertwining secular views on marriage vs. Catholic views can lead one down the wrong pa...
(Quote) Frank-410833 said:
I think intertwining secular views on marriage vs. Catholic views can lead one down the wrong path. It's disconcerting to read you're interested in reading something secular.
Frank, would you include in your statement material that is Christian but not Catholic? Did I misunderstand your use of the word secular?
There are many Christian writers/therapists/counselors who provide a Biblical viewpoint on relationships (H. Norman Wright, Gary Smalley, Gary Chapman, Chuck Swindoll--and so many others).
And there are some forms of advice floating around that, while not particularly ascribing to a Catholic/Christian viewpoint, that can offer tidbits of wisdom. Surely, we need to carefully discern what we read or hear before we incorporate it into our thinking.
I don't think that as mature adults we need to confine ourselves to only Catholic authors, etc. Since joining this site, I have appreciated getting recommendations of all the help available from Catholic sources in regard to the Church's teachings on chastity, etc. but I know there's a wealth of information available from reliable Christian (non-Catholic) sources as well.