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Take a few moments to discuss the following with each other.
- 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?
- How does having children make a couple an “icon of the Trinity”? Why should this matter to you?
- 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?
- 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.