The six principles of Marriage

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  • Six principles of Marriage
    • d Marriage is a vocation – a calling from God
      • This is why the Catholic church does not allow re-marriage. God called you to marriage and you made your promises in his presence, therefore your marriage is still valid and you should do everything to keep it going.
        • Marriage is life long/ permanent - just as God’s love has no end. This is based on the teaching of Jesus and St Paul “what God has joined together –let no man separate”    
      • Marriage is a Sacrament – a sign of the love of God for all to see. It is witnessed by friends and family – a sign of God’s love at work in the world
    • Marriage is a Sacrament – a sign of the love of God for all to see. It is witnessed by friends and family – a sign of God’s love at work in the world
    • Marriage is life long/ permanent - just as God’s love has no end. This is based on the teaching of Jesus and St Paul “what God has joined together –let no man separate”    
    • Marriage faithful and exclusive – just as God is faithful and keeps his promises – couples are called to do the same – “Thou shalt not commit adultery
    • Marriage involves  responsible parenthood – they should create a loving and stable environment for their children to grow up in – and teach them to know and love God.
      • This is something that has to be considered when adopting. The parents have to be able to offer a loving christian enviroment.
        • There are also groups that will help you do this, as well as the church- as it is a massive responsibility.
    • Marriage life giving. In the love of God the couple should be open to a new life in God and the bringing up of a Christian family. 
      • This is why the Church disagrees with abortion, contraception and IVF- as they all risk killing a human life and in your marriage ceremony you promised to be open to producing new life- thus if you kill the life you are going against God( It is also a commandment that you shall not kill

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