marriage and love

Why most families have 2 children

This could end up being a controversial post, but not intended to be. The average American household size is 2.5 persons with the average household having .90 children. Wow! When I looked up this statistic […]

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Marriage is

The Church views marriage as a unique relationship between a woman and a man. Marriage is also a fundamental institution for all societies because of its importance in uniting spouses as potential parents and in […]

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The Truth of Marriage (Mark Coleridge)

Australian-born Margaret Somerville is Professor of Law at McGill University in Canada and a world-renowned ethicist. In Sydney recently she said that “euthanasia is not an incremental change to current end-of-life practices but a radical […]

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Emotional tie -v- Comprehensive one-flesh union

One view, marriage is essentially an emotional tie, enhanced by public promises and consensual sexual activity. The marriage is valuable as long as the good emotions last. Proponents of this view of marriage argue that, […]

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The importance of marriage and family

The Catholic Church cares deeply about marriage because it is a fundamental good in itself, a foundation of human existence and flourishing, and a blessing from God. The decision to commit permanently and exclusively to […]

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Misleading the public, neglecting the child

Introduction The Australian Medical Association has lent its authority to the cause of homosexual ‘marriage’ by issuing its Position Statement on Marriage Equality (May 20th 2017).i This was done without consulting AMA members or the […]

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Respect for all

At this time in history there is much discussion about the meaning of marriage. Some suggest that it is unjustly discriminatory not to allow people with same-sex attraction to marry someone of the same sex. […]

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Marriage equality & discrimination

Advocates for ‘same-sex marriage’ 1 rarely  focus on the real meaning and purpose  of marriage. Instead they assume that  equal dignity and the principle of non- discrimination demand the legal recognition  of same-sex relationships as […]

faith and spirituality

Our stand on marriage, family and human society

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria would like to once again reiterate the perspective of the Church on more recent developments concerning the sanctity and dignity of human life and the institutions of marriage and […]

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Forced Marriages Introduction

What is a forced marriage? forced marriage happens when one or both participants are coerced into matrimony – without their free consent. They may have been emotionally blackmailed, physically threatened or abused. Forced marriages differ […]

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7. Is happiness only for married couples?

Marriage is not the only context in which we can fulfill our capacity to love. Friendship and the giving of ‘self’ are also precious expressions of love. There are men and women who decide not […]

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5. Man Woman. Living the difference.

The difference between a man and a woman is a gift of God. It is this difference that allows us to meet, to love and to support each other through life. Each and every one […]

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Worldwide Declaration of Mothers

“Women make a great contribution to the welfare of the family and to the development of society, which is still not recognized or considered in its full importance. The social significance of maternity, motherhood and […]

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Statement of trafficking in human beings

Each human being is a free person, whether man, woman, girl or boy, and is destined to exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. Any relationship that fails to respect the fundamental […]

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Letter from a mother to the politicians

Dear policy-maker, dear politician, I am a woman and a mother. And I have a lot to tell you about I have worked during many years outside home and now I devote myself 100% to […]

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The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice

Almost on a whim, but primarily because a close friend of mine had revealed her still-unfolding struggles with the long-ago divorce of her parents, I started asking adult children of divorce about their experiences. I […]

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Public Comment to UN Special Rapporteur

To the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, We are women and men of diverse ethnic, religious, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds from all regions of the world. We come together […]

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The Future of American Sexuality and Family: Five Key Trends

We find ourselves in a liminal spot, one between long-taken-for-granted traditional relationships anchored in marriage and the future relationship system characterized more consistently by “confluent love.” There will not be two dominant systems. The tenth anniversary […]