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0100-Introduction

  1. 1. Introduction "You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate." - Pope John Paul IIA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  2. 2. Introduction "When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship." - Barbara de AngelisA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  3. 3. Introduction "What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility." - Leo TolstoyA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  4. 4. Introduction "To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others." - Pope John Paul IIA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  5. 5. Introduction "The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible." - Carolyn HeilbrunA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  6. 6. Introduction "The love between husband and wife should mirror the love of Christ for the Church, a love that is complete, unconditional, self-sacrificing, unending, nourishing, and cherishing." - Lucas PolliceA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  7. 7. Introduction "My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife." - David Herbert LawrenceA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  8. 8. Introduction GROUP CHALLENGE: Complete the "Engaged Encounter Scavenger Hunt" on page 1 in your weekend notebookA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  9. 9. Introduction "Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners." - Rowan D. WilliamsA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  10. 10. Introduction "Marriage consists of our first entering into a covenant relationship with Christ and then with each other" - Marlin K. JensenA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  11. 11. Introduction "Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. " - Erich FrommA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  12. 12. Introduction "Jesus came to redeem humanity through love, and that through the sacrament of Matrimony humanity is enriched in an extraordinary way." - Nguyen Van ThuanA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  13. 13. Introduction "In a successful marriage, there is no such thing as ones way. There is only the way of both, only the bumpy, dusty, difficult, but always mutual path." - Phyllis McGinleyA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  14. 14. Introduction "Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry." - Tom MullenA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  15. 15. Introduction "Happy and thrice happy are those who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any sour complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day of their existence." - HoraceA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  16. 16. Introduction COUPLE CHALLENGE: Fill out "Getting to Know You" on page 2 in your weekend notebooksA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  17. 17. Introduction "Choose your lifes mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.A Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  18. 18. Introduction "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last --more than passion or even sex!" - Simone SignoretA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  19. 19. Introduction "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live." - Pope John Paul IIA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  20. 20. Introduction "Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage." - Sydney J. HarrisA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  21. 21. Introduction "A marriage based on mutual esteem, built up by lasting affection, and crowned with Heavens blessing, is the fair remnant left us on earth of the institutions of Paradise." - S. WalkerA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
  22. 22. Introduction "A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Ruth Bell GrahamA Wedding is a Day, A Marriage is a Lifetime
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