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Gail Risch

Gail Risch, M.A. (Creighton University)
Instructor, Ethics

Contact:
Humanities 139
402-280-2908
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Research Interests:
Gail S. Risch teaches Christian Ethics and Theology of Christian Marriage. From 1995 until its closure in 2009, she was a researcher with the Center for Marriage and Family at Creighton. She has authored or co-authored articles resulting from the Center?s studies, especially on marriage and family and pre- and post-marriage education. She has a particular expertise in sexuality and its place within marriage and marital stability. In 2008 she was awarded the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences "College Award for Professional Excellence" and the Associated Church Press Award of Excellence for "Editorial Courage" for the article "A Betrothal Proposal."

Recent publications:
"BRIDGES Inventory: An Aid to Marital Bonding and Stability" The Journal of Family and Community Ministries (Fall 2008): 22:3.

"Faithful Citizenship: Principles and Strategies to Serve the Common Good." (2008) Journal of Religion & Society, vol 10, Supplement 4. Co-editor with Dennis Hamm, S.J.

"Students Are Candid on Sex, Marriage, Church Teaching." (2008) National Catholic Reporter, Nov 14.

"Understanding Ministry within the Military." (summer 2008) Family Perspectives Journal National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM).

Religion and the Family, ed. Gail Risch and Ronald A. Simkins (Omaha: Creighton University Press, 2008).

"A Betrothal Proposal" (June 2007) U.S. Catholic, 18-22. Secondary author with Michael G. Lawler.

"Cohabitation: Social Fact and Ecclesial Opportunity." (August 2006) INTAMS Review, vol 12. 190-198.

"Interchurch Marriage Today." (2005) Family Perspectives Journal (National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers: NACFLM) 22:3.

"Changing Families in a Changing Society." (2005) Family Perspectives Journal National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) 22:4.

"Cohabitation: Integrating Ecclesial And Social Scientific Teaching,"  Marriage in the Catholic Tradition, ed. Todd A. Salzman, Thomas M. Kelly, and John J. O?Keefe (New York: Crossroad, 2004). 156-168.

"Sexuality Education and the Catholic Teenager: A Report." (2003) Catholic Education: A Journal of Theory and Practice 7:53-74. Secondary author Michael G. Lawler.

"Problematic Issues in the Early Years of Marriage: Content for Premarital Education." (2003) Journal of Psychology and Theology. 31:253-269. Primary author with Lisa A. Riley and Michael G. Lawler.

BRIDGES (Building Relationship Interaction, Decision-making, Growth and Enrichment through Spirituality). (2002) Co-author with Barbara Markey, Michael G. Lawler, Lisa A. Riley. Published by the Center for Marriage and Family, Creighton University.

"The First Five Years of Marriage: Resources and Programs for Ministry." (2001) Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith 15:4, 22-28. Primary author with Michael G. Lawler.

Time, Sex, and Money: The First Five Years of Marriage. (2000) Co-author with Barbara Markey, Michael G. Lawler, Lisa A. Riley. Published by the Center for Marriage and Family, Creighton University.

"Sexuality Education and the Catholic Teenager: A Report." (2003) Catholic Education: A Journal of Theory and Practice. 7:53-74. Primary author with Michael G. Lawler.

"Marriage Preparation and Enrichment." (2002) The Priest 58: 34-36. Secondary author with Michael G. Lawler.

"The First Five Years of Marriage: Programs and Resources for Ministry." (2001) Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith. 15: 22-28. Secondary author with Michael G. Lawler.

"Time, Sex, and Money: The First Five Years of Marriage." (2001) America 184: 20-21. Secondary author with Michael G. Lawler. 

"Church Experience of Interchurch and Same-Church Couples." (1999) Family Ministry 13:36-46. Primary author with Michael G. Lawler and Lisa A. Riley.

"Covenant Generativity: Towards a Theology of Christian Family." (1999) Horizons 26:7-30. Secondary author with Michael G. Lawler.

"An Empirical Approach to Designing Marriage Preparation Programs." (1999) American Journal of Family Therapy 27:271-283. Co-author with Lee M. Williams, Lisa A. Riley, David T. van Dyke.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014