requires boundaries; we must desire/choose the good; we must live w/out internal constraints
ignorance, inadvertence, duress, fear, inordinate attachments, habit
His love brings us life
"I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly" - John 10:10
Will you accept children lovingly from God and bring them up according to the law of Christ and His Church?
God never abandons us and never stops loving us
"I am with you always, to the end of the age" - Matthew 28:20
Will you love and honor each other as man and wife as long as you both shall live?
it is complete and He gives all of Himself to us, witholding nothing
"No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for his friends" - John 15:18
Have you come here without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?
it is freely given to us
"I lay down my life...no one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord" - John 10:18
Have you come here freely to give yourselves to each other in marriage?
judging a moral action
objective act (what), motive (why), situation (when/how)