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Together

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Together a husband and wife are gratefully open to the gift of children.


In gratitude

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan In gratitude for her husband, a wife gives herself completely to her husband.


In joyful gratitude

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan In joyful gratitude for his wife, a husband gives himself completely to his wife.


A symbol of salvation history

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome God could take the history of love and of the union of a man and a woman in the covenant of marriage as a symbol of salvation history.


The public responsibility of faithfulness

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome Spouses [must] assume the public responsibility of faithfulness, which also guarantees the future for the community.


Opens space for the authentic humanity of each one

From  On Anthropological Foundation of the Family Address of Pope Benedict XVI at the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome The personal reciprocal “yes” of man and woman opens space …for the authentic humanity of each one, and… is destined to the gift of a new life.


All married life is a gift

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family All married life is a gift; but this becomes most evident when the spouses… bring about that encounter which makes them “one flesh.”


Through their own experience

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family Through their own experience spouses come to learn the meaning of responsible  fatherhood and motherhood.


This duty

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family In every culture this duty [promoting the dignity of marriage and the family] remains primarily that of the persons who, united in marriage, form a particular family.


A manifestation of life

From Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II for 1994 – Year of the Family Just as the Resurrection of Christ is the manifestation of Life beyond the threshold of death, so too the birth of an infant is a manifestation of life.


But better

A friend, a neighbor, are timely guides, but better than either, a prudent wife.  Sirach 40:23


A voice that is true

The flute and the harp offer sweet melody, but better than either, a voice that is true.   Sirach 40:21


Better than either

Wine and music delight the soul, but better than either, conjugal love.   Sirach 40:20


You break bread and share stories

From Follow the Way of Love As you gather for a meal, you break bread and share stories, becoming more fully the community of love that Jesus calls us to be.


An addiction that erodes trust

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan Using pornography can quickly become an addiction that erodes trust and intimacy between husband and wife.


After they are married

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan After they are married, couples are still themselves, with all their personal faults and failings.


Total respect for their personal dignity

From On the Family Men should truly esteem and love women with total respect for their personal dignity.


Respected by all in its irreplaceable value

From On The Family The Church can and should help modern society by insisting that the work of women in the home be recognized and respected by all in its irreplaceable value.


Better than either

Sheepfolds and orchards bring flourishing health, but better than either, a devoted wife.  Sirach 40:20


As primary teachers of your children

From Follow the Way of Love As primary teachers of your children, you impart knowledge of the faith and help them acquire values necessary for Christian living.


Open up your petals

My faithful children:  open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters.  Sirach 32:19


Indispensable to forming a close relatioship with the Lord

From Follow the Way of Love To be able to share yourself –good and bad qualities–within a family and to be accepted is indispensable to forming a close relationship with the Lord.


It is God

From Follow the Way of Love It is God to whom you turn in times of trouble. It is God to whom you give thanks when all goes well.


Love, acceptance, and appreciation

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan As spouses learn to improve their communication, they can better respond to each other’s need for love, acceptance, and appreciation.


The practice of marital chastity

From Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan The practice of marital chastity ensures that both husband and wife will strive to live as a gift of self… generously.


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