The Mission of the Family

We all have the vocation of promoting marriage and healthy family life — promoting the value of a father and a mother raising the children and being so committed to each other and to the children that they stay a whole family unit, for the sake of everyone’s health and the health of the Church and the health of society.

What do we do when health is lacking? This video from the Good News Ministries course on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “The Joy of Love” (Amoris laetitia) covers this question and explains our calling using paragraph 35 of this document.

Reflection Questions:

  1. What have I learned from marriage or family life that would benefit others who are struggling in their relationships?
  2. What is my sweetheart good at sharing with others for the benefit of their marriages or family problems?

Strengthen your relationship:
Discuss: What hardships have given you wisdom? How has your faith grown because of challenges you’ve faced in marital problems or family issues? Your answers are signs of God’s grace at work in you. It’s grace that needs to be shared! Pray together, giving to Jesus your willingness to help others. And ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and ideas to opportunities where you can make a difference.

This video is from the Good News Ministries course on “The Joy of Love”. To see the whole course, go to

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© 2016 by Terry Modica of Good News Ministries

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