Lesson #8 – Life Giving Love—The Procreative End of Marriage

This lesson is delivered via a video platform.  Please watch the video below and then proceed to the quiz that follows.



Take a few moments to discuss the following with each other.

  1. Did it surprise you to learn that society has traditionally viewed marriage as the social institution that protects a child’s right to expect to be claimed and cared for by his or her mother and father?  How does this fact affect your ideas of the purpose of marriage as a social institution?
  2. How does having children make a couple an “icon of the Trinity”?  Why should this matter to you?
  3. How does working to raise moral, responsible children enable God to use your love to bless the entire world?  Does thinking of parenting as a ministry make your think differently about your responsibility to your children as a mother or father?
  4. What ways do you practice “spiritual parenthood” already? How do you see yourselves practicing “spiritual parenthood” as a couple once you are married?


For Better…FOREVER. The Catholic Guide to Lifelong Marriage, Chapter  3, A Life-Giving Love.  Greg and Lisa Popcak, Our Sunday Visitor

Holy Sex: The Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving.  Chapter 9. Sex Creates.  Greg Popcak. Crossroads.

 Getting the Marriage Conversation RightBill May