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Couples’ Happiness through Christ



John Paul II stated in a document on “The Dignity of Women” that “…man and women are called from the beginning… to exist mutually one for the other” –

in other words: as they see Christ in each other, a couple should listen to one another and put the interest of the other first. – John Paul ll in Muliers Dignitatem 7

Blind Man of Jericho



In the Gospel of Mark we find the story of the Blind Man of Jericho. Note and reflect on the question Jesus asks: “What do you want me to do for you?”

Now note what the Blind man says in reply: “Master let me see again!” What would your response to Jesus be if he were to ask you – “what do you want me to do for you?” – The Bible. Mk 10,46-52

Food for Thought


Food for thought: If sexual intercourse belongs to the vocation of a married couple “to safegaurd the spousal act as an expression of God’s life-giving love” –

what does this say about sexual intercourse? and, how does sexual intercourse express God’s “life-giving” love? How does this make you feel?

In what other ways do we experience God’s love?

Christian marriage is a high ideal

Happy-MarriageChristian marriage is a high ideal… in that, the couple is called to show to the world, an image of God’s free, total, faithful and fruitful love. – Page 74

In the Sacred Scriptures we find many images of God’s love expressed in many ways… as father… as mother… as in covenantal love… as in spousal love – the most intimate and sacred love!

Isaiah 66:13a; Luke 15: 11-32; Hosea 11:1-4; Isaiah 49:15; Exodus 13:21-22; Jeremiah 30-22; Hosea 2:16… – The Bible

Brother-Guy-Consolmagno-t-006Scientists suspect that as millions of women are using the pill, the female sex hormone, called oestrogen – which the pill contains, pollutes the water supply… and contributes to male infertility! – Page 43

Environmentalists and governments of poor countries should consider becoming NFP supporters and prevent the dumping of harmful chemicals and billions of condoms into the enviroment!

And the debate continues….

The virtue of chastity respects human dignity

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The virtue of chastity respects human dignity. It’s about incorporating our sexuality into our humanity -its living in a moral, loving and responsible way the way most people… married or unmarried want to live! It is the response to the sex revolution – page 65

Do you know when and why that happened?

Women in the likeness of God



Pope John Paul ll sums up the value and respect due to women in his Letter to Women. An extract of this is worth reading and reflecting on: Women in the likeness of God – Pages 155-158

How does this letter speak to your heart when we consider the Christian Life in all it fullness?

40 years after Humanae Vitae

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40 years after Humanae Vitae, Pope Benedict wrote: “What was true yesterday is also true today. The teaching expressed in Humanae Vitae does not change.

Quite the contrary, in the light of new scientific discoveries it becomes more relevant” READ THE BOOK! – Page 58

Forming our Conscience


As a Christian we form our conscience through prayer and listening to the Word of God – we need the light and guidance of the Holy Spirit – Page 47

In John’s Gospel chapter 15 verse 5, Jesus says: “Without me you can do nothing”. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” – The Bible