MARRIAGE PREPARATION POLICY OF
THE DIOCESE OF NASHVILLE
The choice to marry is one of life's most momentous decisions. Marriage is a serious and sacred commitment which calls a couple to each other in the most profound and permanent way. Through it husband and wife are called to draw closer to God, to the Church, and to each other. They work at loving one another as God has loved them. As a married couple, they become a visible sign and reminder of Christ's sacrificial love for all people.
The Church believes that every couple entering marriage has a right to the pursuit of happiness. The Church holds up to all men and women the ideal of Christian marriage B permanent, exclusive, and open to children -- and assists an awareness of the many social, emotional, and financial pressures exerted on marriages today.
Thus, it is with a spirit of deep hope and concern for building lasting marriages which are characterized by maturity, faith, love, and social responsibility that this policy has been promulgated for the Diocese of Nashville. Read More ...