The Greek term for unconditional love and sacrificial love; the type of love with which God loves us.
Normally refers to the general method of preventing pregnancy through various ways of altering or changing the body's natural state of fertility into a state of infertility.
Every action before/during/after sex that attempts to prevent it from being procreative. These acts are intrinsically evil and may never be approved (CCC 2370)
a letter written by the pope, normally addressed to the bishops of the world (and sometimes to a wider audience of all the faithful), usually intended to teach or clarify a doctrine of the faith
Strong feelings of curiosity or attraction often rooted in the physical appearance and apparent mystery of another person.
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
the term referring to various effective, natural, and moral methods for achieving or postponing pregnancy.
A hormone released by the pituitary gland of the brain during childbirth, breast-feeding, and sex causing emotional bonding between persons in whom it is released.
The scriptural imagery using the earthly understanding of marriage to convey the power and fidelity of God's love for humans and Christ's love for the Church
The sacrament of Marriage as it was in the beginning-the original revelation of God's love in the world.
Placing oneself "under the mission" of another, surrendering to someone. In the case of marriage, this means deferring to each other in love.