Welcome to the Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry
FOUR PILLARS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
CUATRO PILARES DE LA PASTORAL MATRIMONIAL Y FAMILIAR
It is all the more essential that couples be helped during the first years of their married life to enrich and deepen their conscious and free decision to have, hold and love one another for life.
Once it becomes apparent that the reality is more limited and challenging than one imagined, the solution is not to think quickly and irresponsibly about separation, but to come to the sober realization that married life is a process of growth, in which each spouse is God’s means of helping the other to mature. Change, improvement, the flowering of the good qualities present in each person, all these are possible.
(AL, # 221).
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Our diocese is committed to promoting, supporting, strengthening, and protecting marriage as the foundation of every Christian family. We, the Diocese of San Bernardino, see the need for more specialized attention to the vocation of marriage.
“Our goal is to become a “Marriage-Building Church” by promoting a comprehensive approach to ongoing education for the vocation of the Sacrament of Marriage at all stages of life. By doing this, we hope to create a culture in which Christian marriage education is seen as an integral part of people’s lives in becoming the domestic church.”
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