Marriage, Families & Spirituality


Marriage, Families & Spirituality

In 1995, the INTAMS review: Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality was created.

In 2017, after 22 years of documenting and developing the spirituality of marriage and family, the INTAMS review (IR) changed its name to Marriage, Families & Spirituality (MFS), a title that reflects better its contents and its aim.

Marriage, Families & Spirituality (MFS) is a semi-annual, internationally refereed journal dedicated to promoting theological and cross-disciplinary reflection on marriage, families, spirituality, and related topics. In its more than 25 years of existence, the journal has grown into a leading international publication with a specialized focus on the topics of marriage and the family, and it offers an excellent forum for those who are looking for a specialized scholarly journal on the themes of marriage and the family.


Appealing to a wide academic and professional community interested in marriage and family-related issues, research, and debate, Marriage, Families & Spirituality documents the extent and the variety of theological and other relevant thinking in this field.


Among particular concerns of MFS are:

  • to document new trends in theology, human sciences, and cultural studies concerning marriage and families;
  • to offer innovative perspectives in the various (ethical, dogmatic, pastoral, canonical, liturgical, exegetical, historical etc.) approaches to marriage and families;
  • to contribute to defining and exploring the domain of marital and family spirituality.

Editorial Board

Founding Editor

Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn


Thomas Knieps-Port le Roi, KU Leuven, Belgium

Associate Editor

David Dawson Vasquez, Pontifical Beda College, Rome, Italy

Editorial Board

  • Emmanuel Agius, University of Malta, Malta
  • Philippe Bordeyne, Pontificio Istituto Teologico Giovanni Paolo II per le Scienze del Matrimonio e della Famiglia, Rome, Italy
  • Johan De Tavernier, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Bertrand Dumas, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Annemie Dillen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Konrad Glombik, University of Opole, Poland
  • Astrid Kaptijn, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Shaji George Kochuthara, Pontifical Athenaeum Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, India
  • Martin M. Lintner, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen, Italy
  • Sigrid Müller, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Agbonkhianmeghe Emmanuel Orobator SJ, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, California, USA

  • Francesco Pesce, Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto, Padova, Italy
  • Todd A. Salzmann, Creighton University, Omaha, USA
  • Jochen Sautermeister, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
  • Kevin Schembri, University of Malta, Malta
  • Kerstin Schlögl-Flierl, Universität Augsburg, Germany
  • Michael Tilly, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Editorial Assistants

Dominique van Haelst, INTAMS, Brussels, Belgium

Hans Storme, KU Leuven, Belgium

Honorary Members

  • Attilio Danese, Università di Teramo, Italy
  • Elizabeth Davies, Theological Action Research Network, University of Roehampton, London, UK
  • Giulia Paola Di Nicola, Università di Teramo, Italy
  • Paul Galea, University of Malta
  • Gisbert Greshake, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • Walter Kirchschläger, Universität Luzern, Switzerland
  • † Enda McDonagh, St. Patrick's College Maynooth, Ireland
  • Donna Orsuto, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, Italy
  • Elzbieta Osewska, State Higher Vocational School Tárnow, Poland
  • Basilio Petrà, Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Centrale, Florence, Italy
  • Herwi Rikhof, Katholieke Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Richard M. Rymarz, The Broken Bay Institute, Pennant Hills, Australia
  • Adrian Thatcher, The University of Exeter, UK
    Alfons Vansteenwegen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Clare Watkins, University of Roehampton, London, UK


Marriage, Families & Spirituality is a scholarly review published twice yearly - in summer and winter - by the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS).

ISSN   2593-0478
eISSN 2593-0486

Copyright INTAMS 2017


Peeters, Bondgenotenlaan 153, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

Editorial correspondance should be sent to

Marriage, Families & Spirituality

Thomas Knieps, Editor

Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies, KU Leuven, St. Michielstraat 4

Box 3101, 3000 Leuven, Belgium