The Vocation of Marriage is Radical Love
It’s the solution to today’s challenges in marriage!
What is Radical Love?
Radical Love (Good News Ministries style) is first knowing how deeply and unconditionally God loves you. This is the root of all successful love (the word “radical” means “root”). Then we rely on that love to share it with our spouse (and others, too, of course). In the Vocation of Marriage, couples are empowered by the Holy Spirit to love each other with the love that comes from God.
The following podcasts on “God’s Radical Love in the Domestic Church“ reveal God’s design for family life and the Vocation of Marriage. It was recorded live at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 2013. The handouts mentioned are available on our website at gnm-media.org/gods-radical-love-part-1/.
We have come to know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. By this, love is perfected within us. (1 John 4:16,17a)
What is the Vocation of Marriage?
The word “vocation” in marriage is similar to what we think of for the vocation of the priesthood, which is evangelization. Our primary and most important calling as couples is to help each other grow closer to Christ and then to evangelize our children. Everything else is secondary to this, because only this is eternal.
What can Good News Ministries do for your marriage?
We (1) fortify romantic relationships amidst the challenges of everyday life through the groundwork of a better understanding of the biblical and moral truths about marriage,
(2) encouraging couples to recommit their lives to the vocation God has given them, and
(3) helping couples stand strong as partners evangelizing others through the testimony of their relationships, to turn the tide of worldly influences back to what is healthy for children, couples, and society.
This website — marriagevocation.net — is a resource and inspirational site for everyone who is interested in understanding more about the Vocation of Marriage, including clergy and others who minister to couples. The most popular section is our Reflections for Couples.
See our video course on
The Joy of Love
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, The Joy of Love, is the topic of a Good News Ministries video course. The course involves 3 short (5- or 6-minutes long) videos per chapter. Each video pulls out an important theme from each of the pope’s 9 chapters. It is up to you whether or not you read the rest of the content in each chapter.
But it’s for more than just married couples and parents. If you will ever be in a position or opportunity to help others understand the Church’s teachings on marriage and family, then this is an important book to read — especially in today’s world where secular and immoral beliefs about marriage and family have become louder than the truth.
This course is not solely for couples and parents. We all — every Catholic and indeed every Christian — increasingly need to be able to speak up about God’s design for marriage and family. We are called by Christ to evangelize the world into embracing God’s design. He longs to empower us to win back many who have gone astray and to strengthen couples’ resolve to have strong, holy marriages and to become parents who give the world the gift of children who are raised in the truth.
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What you get from Good News Ministries:
If you are married, we want to help you receive God’s empowerment for a successfully permanent marriage.
If you are thinking of getting married someday, we we want to help you receive God’s empowerment for a successfully permanent marriage.
If you minister to couples (as clergy, parents, or friends), we want to help you help others receive God’s empowerment for a successfully permanent marriage.