"The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sacntifies them on the way to eternal life."
- Catechism 1661
With our one year anniversary coming up in July, I am so thrilled to be hosting a series of guest posts on the sacrament of Matrimony. I am absolutely convinced that a Catholic marriage is one of the most beautiful things in this world. Every day I see God's love for me more and more in ways I never thought possible through my marriage to Thomas. When we went through our pre-marital counseling, our priest talked with us a lot about how important it is to let our marriage be an example of God's love to others through the way we treat each other. I thought this series would be a great chance for married Catholic couples to share God's love through writing about the beauty they have found in the wonderful gift of marriage.
"How can I ever express the happiness of a marriage joined by the Church, strengthened by an offering, sealed by a blessing, announced by angels, and ratified by the Father?...How wonderful the bond between two believers, now one in hope, one in desire, one in discipline, one in the same service! They are both children of one Father and servants of the same Master, undivided in spirit and flesh, truly two in one flesh. Where the flesh is one, one also is the spirit."
- Quote from Tertullian in Catechism 1642
Just let me know if you are interested in writing a post! I am really looking forward to reading what everyone has to say. I have one coming soon, and can't wait to post it! I am a sucker for reading about love and marriage! :)