Purchase full-color guides - at 60%off: https://catholic.market/publishers/augustine-institute/beloved-marriage-preparation-couples-guide-5-pack/?src=formed&prod=belovedmarriageprep. In 12 stunning sessions, BELOVED uncovers the mystery and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage.
BELOVED invites all couples to experience firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first "I do" ... whether you said it last year or many years ago.
So, you've shared an anniversary or two... or twenty... and you've learned a lot about yourselves and each other so far. But what if marriage is more than you think it is? What if God has woven into the very fabric of your humanity a purposeful need and desire that can only be fulfilled in your marriage?
Originally created for marriage preparation, the BELOVED series is enriching and transforming marriages in homes across the globe.
Long before cultures or governments ever discussed marriage, God placed on the human heart a longing for the unique, lifelong commitment, and total self-giving love found in the Sacrament of Matrimony. What does God's design mean for us in our daily lives together? A remarkable assembly of expert...
Beloved - Session 2: Entering the Story of Marriage
Our marriages are not small stories in which we are the main characters. From the beginning of creation, God unveiled his plan for married couples to share in his divine love. Our "I do" fits into the much bigger story of God's desire for humanity, going all the way back to Adam and Eve.
God reveals the meaning of love most perfectly on the Cross where Jesus Christ—the Bridegroom—lays down his life in sacrifice for his bride, the Church. In this session, we'll see how the Cross connects to a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony.
What does it mean to give ourselves completely to our spouses? How does it impact us emotionally, physically, and spiritually when we do—and what happens when we don't? This study explores the power of sacrificial living and loving in our relationships.
Marriage creates something that didn't exist before: a sacramental bond between a husband and wife. It is essential in both the mystery and the reality of married life. But how do we make that bond a reality amidst the daily pressures of our lives together?
Marriage is beautiful. But it's also messy. Conflict, miscommunication, unexpected challenges in life and wounds from the past are part of every marriage. How can we turn sources of division into opportunities for love and grace?