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This article is published in the April 2010 issue of Issues and Reflections

Spiritual Ecumenism in Interchurch Marital Spirituality

"Though couples do indeed, like celibates, breathe, eat and die alone, they cannot say, in the same way that celibates do, that they stand alone before God. … It is not as though another were always present with the self and God in some eternal triangle, but that the self is in some sense another in addition to being itself. Before God the coupled person stands alone only partially and physically." by Mary Anne McPherson Oliver, quoted in Spiritual Ecumenism in Interchurch Marital Spirituality by Ruth Reardon, Issues and Reflections #9, April 2010