Just as pastoral letter, Marriage in Christ: The Sacrament of Faithful, Lifelong Love, was written specifically to engaged couples to help them in their preparation for a sacramental marriage, this study guide is intended for those living out their day-to-day commitment. In a new research study from Creighton University, Time, Sex and Money: The First Five Years of Marriage, it reemphasizes what a critical time the early years of marriage are for couples, families and church. It encourages the church to pay special attention to these couples, promoting loving and life-giving marriages. That is exactly the purpose of this study guide. To purchase a copy of the study guide and/or pastoral letter, contact the Office of Marriage & Family at 320-252-4721 or email us. Cost for Pastoral Letter and study guide for married couples is $3.00 per set.