The Roman Catholic View Of Marriage

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The Roman Catholic View of Marriage

Lots of people, male and female, spend there childhoods dreaming about
the big day. White dresses, fresh flowers, big church and of course
the rings, just to name a few of the important things needing to be
arranged. People spend months preparing the big day. The list of
things to do never ends food, clothes, guest list and reception. But
how often do we stop and think about the Christian beliefs on
marriage. When did we last ask what do the rings mean? Dress mean?
Vows mean? These are just a few of the questions I will try to answer
in the following:

Catholics only have one major rule about marriage. They may have lots
of others that are equally important but one stands out from the rest
for me, LOVE. Christians believe that the foundation of marriage
should be love and only love. Love plays a lot in the role of
marriage, as it is not just enough to care for someone but to love is
important. Ones love is shown in the vows and the words said in the
vows. The vows are a promise of commitment and faithfulness;

“Better or for worse”

(http://www.bible.org)

These words mean we should love our husband/wife through the
highlights of married life but we should stick by each others side
through the hard low times of married life. This is like the story in
the bible of the man who asked god why through the hard the bad times
of his life were why there only one set of foot prints, this is like
us we need to carry our partners in hard times.

Christians believed that Jesus believed that separation is wrong and
people should not separate because to separate is to go against the
god giving life to the family. And people who do not want to receive
the gift of life have not had a...

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