Marriage, Families & Spirituality


Marriage, Families & Spirituality

Marriage, Families & Spirituality (formerly INTAMS review - Journal for the Study of Marriage & Spirituality) is a semi-annual, internationally refereed journal dedicated to promoting theological and cross-disciplinary reflection on marriage, families, spirituality,  and related topics.


Edited since 1995 by the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS), Marriage, Families & Spirituality (MFS) offers scholars a platform to explore areas of current theological interest and to enter into an international and interdisciplinary dialogue on a variety of topics. 

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 theological and philosophical trends in the various (ethical, dogmatic, pastoral, exegetical, historical, and juridical) approaches to marriage and the family
  • to relate relevant research findings in the human sciences to the theology of marriage
  • to trace original approaches to defining and substantiating marital 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

Philippe Bordeyne, Institut Catholique de Paris, France / John Paul II Institute, Rome

Attilio Danese, Università di Teramo, Italy

Elizabeth Davies, Former Director of Marriage Preparation and Formation at Marriage Care, London, UK

Annemie Dillen, KU Leuven, Belgium

Giulia Paola Di Nicola, Università di Teramo, Italy

Paul Galea, University of Malta

Martin M. Lintner, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen, Italy

Donna Orsuto, Pontificia Universitá Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Elzbieta Osewska, State Higher Vocational School Tarnów, Poland

Basilio Petrà, Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Centrale, Florence, Italy

Richard M. Rymarz, Broken Bay Institute, Pennant Hills, Australia

Todd A. Salzman, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA

Jochen Sautermeister, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany

Kerstin Schlögl-Flierl, Universität Augsburg, Germany

Clare Watkins, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Editorial Assistants

Dominique van Haelst

Hans Storme


Marriage, Families & Spirituality (formerly INTAMS review) is a scholarly review published twice yearly by the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS).

ISSN   2593-0478
eISSN 2593-0486

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