By Love Refined: Letters to a Young Bride (Paperback)

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By Love Refined: Letters to a Young Bride (Paperback)


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"Because of human imperfections, difficulties crop up in marriage, even between people who love each other deeply. You'll soon find that for this reason, although love is a gift, it must also be learned."

So begins this remarkable book of letters to Julie, a young bride -- letters that reveal the beauty and importance of high ideals in marriage while teaching you practical tips to help you live up to those ideals daily.

You'll learn how to grow in wisdom and in love as you encounter the unglamorous, everyday problems that threaten all marriages. As the author says: "If someone were to give me many short bits of wool, most likely I would throw them away. A carpet weaver thinks differently. He knows the marvels we can achieve by using small things artfully and lovingly. Like the carpet weaver, the good wife must be an artist of love. She must remember her mission and never waste the little deeds that fill her day -- the precious bits of wool sh

Alice von Hildebrand was born in 1923 in Belgium and came to America in 1940. In 1949 she earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University. There she met and studied under philosopher and anti-Nazi exile Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand, whom she married. In 1947, Alice was hired as the first woman to teach philosophy at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City. She has given hundreds of lectures throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. With Dietrich von Hildebrand, she collaborated on a number of major works, including The Art of Living. Alice von Hildebrand currently has in preparation numerous other works, including books on wisdom, widowhood, feminism, C.S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, and Plato.
Product Details ISBN: 9780918477514
ISBN-10: 0918477514
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1997
Pages: 232
Language: English