TH 17 - Marriage and Family Life
“Christian marriage is a genuine call from God which demands careful discernment, constant prayer and adequate growth and development,” notes the Synod of Bishops in Relatio Finalis (57). Marriage is the beginning of a journey, the journey of a couple together.
This course introduces participants to Church teachings exploring the role of marriage in modern society. Focus will be placed on how marriage is vocational and a place of evangelization. Participants will assess current parish programming for couples, engage in a sacred art application of 1 Corinthians 13, and produce an intergenerational evangelization audio-visual resource.
5 Lessons - Pass/Fail
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
1. Develop an understanding of the marriage vocation through historic and theological contexts.
2. Reflect on specific Magisterial documents whose focus is on marriage and family (Amoris Laetitia, Evangelii Nuntiandi, Familiaris Consortio, and Caritas in Veritate).
3. Discuss current programming for dating, engaged, and married couples.
4. Understand how the sacrament of marriage is rooted in the relationship of the Holy Trinity.
5. Reflect upon 1 Corinthians 13 through a Sacred Art Exploration exercise.
6. Identify challenges that may occur within marital life, specifically about procreation.
7. Develop and design an evangelization media resource on marriage and family specifically for your community’s needs.
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