What is the “The Marian Option“? Doug Keck asks author Dr. Carrie Gress on EWTN Bookmark. Simply this, Dr. Gress responds: Our Lady’s maternal intercession has broken into and resolved dire situations throughout history; we continue to need her powerful protection in our day and time. Marian devotion will change us, and then it will change the world around us. Dr. Gress shows us how to ask Our Blessed Mother for her help. A wonderful book for all ages and all those seeking the answer to personal and global peace.