Marriage

The roots of the institution of marriage lie in our nature. Male and female we have been created, and written into our nature is this pattern of complementarity and fertility. Christian teaching fills out this pattern and reveals its deepest meaning.

The roots of the institution of marriage lie in our nature. Male and female we have been created, and written into our nature is this pattern of complementarity and fertility. Christian teaching fills out this pattern and reveals its deepest meaning.

Preparation for marriage is a requirement for couples intending to marry in the Catholic Church. As well as the required preparation with a priest, who will witness the marriage, there are several programmes designed to aid couples in thinking about their relationship as they move towards marriage.