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The story of Abraham and Sarah is told in chapters 11-25 of the book of Genesis.
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This was after 2 weeks of talking etc when I said that I would be open to the idea,she just dropped out of SITE?What did I say that was wrong I thought about it alot before responding to her question maybe to long?Still wondering
I don't think you said anything wrong. Really,she is the only one who can answer this, the rest of us will be guessing. Sorry this happened to you.
If the purpose of a Catholic marriage, as a unique union between man and woman, is for the propagation of the human family and the upbringing of children, where does that leave those of us past childbearing years? Is marriage encouraged or are we called to serve in a different way?
There is nothing wrong with getting married. In fract it is still a strength for society. MArriage is a social strength that brings gifts to society.
This question has been asked several times before in the Forums and it always amazes me that anyone would even need to ask it. Does not our church encourage a marital relationship? Does it not also require a covenant between men and women who fall in love and want to be ' joined together'? We are asked to be open to children but nowhere is there a guarantee that children will be borne from a marriage no matter the ages of the married couple. Do people think that we are just to give up thoughts of being part of a couple just because there is a physical impossibility to bear children in the marriage?
I agree. Marriage was ordained by God. He said it was Good. All is well. I still hope for it and woudl gladly serve and help my husband.
Your definition is incomplete. Marriage has as its other purpose the mutual good of both parties.
"Unitive AND procreative".
Yes, that is what I always understood...the sanctification of each other in addition to procreation, if that is given by God.