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Rapid social change
which weakens traditional values, moral and religious beliefs greatly affect the basic structure or functions of marriage and family life.
is trapped between the forces of traditional living and modern lifestyle.
New set of values and new life-styles
influence the weakening of the life-long commitment in marriage, that eventually cripples the stability of family life.
Since the Creator of all things has established the conjugal partnership as the beginning and basis of human society, the family is the first and vital cell of society."
is a social institution that binds people together.
It is also a group of people, who support, and love each other unconditionally.
unites each other through a strong bond and traditionally related by blood.
vital cell of society."
family is the first and
Through ____ , a man and a woman who are completely independent to each other, bind themselves together and create new lives and establish their own family.
is one of the most binding and satisfying tasks of marriage.
The man and the woman
are given the responsibility to take care of their children, because the future of the Church and the society depends on them.
must be concerned as to "how they can best ensure that their children will grow up as genuine Christians and successful adults".
FAMILY AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION
is the primary unit where children learn to socialize.
Is the major unit in which socialization happens and the children learn the fundamental relational skills.
provides its members with social identity.
Family provides its members with
Parents must see to it that they guide their children in order to bring them up in the spirit of Christian maturity.
If the family is dysfunctional and unhealthy, the whole society will be dysfunctional and unhealthy as well.
The progress of our society depends completely on how strong the families are.
If good values such as kindness, generosity, honesty and the like, could be practiced in every family life, this will result in having a tolerant, self-giving, fair and just society as an outcome.
FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY
Regulation of sexuality
Regulation of sexuality
The conjugal act in theological term is realized in a truly human way only if it is essential part of the love by which man and woman commit themselves totally to one another until death.
Extramarital sexual intercourse is unacceptable, sinful.
No other forms of sexual pleasure should be allowed or accepted, but only that which is within the genuine joy of love between man and woman who are married.
purpose of the conjugal act
is to express the mutual love and respect of husband and wife, and to deepen their intimacy. Its end is to unite and procreate
The _____ teaches that sex within marriage is both a physical and a spiritual act
require the right context
The integrity of human sexuality and the procreative, relational and erotic dimensions ______ in which sexuality can be honored.
a sacred and holy act.
Conjugal act must be considered
John Paul II's "Theology of the Body"
•This complementarity enables them to 'give" themselves to one another and to "receive" one another and to carry out responsibilities as spouses and parents.
•This must be freely done by the man and the woman
.•From the day they give and receive their consent in marriage, they freely give themselves a new identity as husband and wife, spouses
.•They commit themselves to one another throughout their entire married life. And they must freely choose to engage in the conjugal act
.•The marital act honors the unitive meaning of human sexuality
.•This act is their willingness to cooperate with God and be open to procreation, welcoming life with open arms, raise the child and educate him/her in the love of service of God and neighbor.
Pope Paul VI expounded in his encyclical HumanaeVitae
because of its intrinsic nature, the conjugal act, while uniting husband and wife in the most intimate of bonds, also makes them fit to bring forth new life according to the laws written in their very nature as male and female."
Pope Paul VI
In Genesis 1:28, procreation in marriage is perceived as cooperation with the God of love and so must be exercised with responsibility, prudence, and unselfishness.
one of the highest dimensions of the Christian calling,
In begetting life, husband and wife fulfill _______ which is to become God's co-worker and co-creator.
concept of fertility.
Responsible cooperation with God in the order of human sexuality cannot be reduced to the _____Procreation of children cannot be ignored.
are a gift that God gives man and woman united in marriage.
Parents as co-creators with God
Parents have the responsibility to decide on the number of children they can care for as they cooperate with God in this noble task
Four Important Things to Remember :
*God has made parents responsible for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children.
* Parents will be able to fulfill their responsibility when the number of children in a family is reasonable and manageable.
* Parents should not reproduce carelessly, having many children yet failing to give the care they deserve
* Married couples must discuss and make decisions together regarding the regulation of birth in the family
*The family is the original cell of social life
.*The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God. And make good use of freedom.
*Family life is an initiation into life in society ( CCC 2207 ).
*The family is the cradle of life and love where they are born and grow.
*The family has a crucial role in society by being a model of love for their children.
responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation".
have to be reminded that there is "no one who is poor, that he has nothing to give and no one is so rich that he cannot receive."
The Joy of the Gospel" (220) "responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation".
children's awareness on social concerns
Part of the responsibility of parents is to open their ________ and eventually encourage them to participate in charity works and political activities.
Positive contribution of family to the society
family is the bedrock of society
The man as father should be a living model of patience and kindness.
The husband-wife relationship should reflect the love of Jesus for His church.
The woman must portray the exemplar of being the refuge, comfort and teacher that children are entitled to have.
man as father
should be a living model of patience and kindness.
should reflect the love of Jesus for His church.
must portray the exemplar of being the refuge, comfort and teacher that children are entitled to have.
Pope Benedict XVI
the love between a married couple can be fully understood in the light of the love of the crucified Christ
image of the relationship of God
Marriage becomes _______ the and his people. God's way of loving becomes the measure of human love
Major keys to happiness in marriage:
family must live according to the teachings of the church and should take steps to ensure that laws and institutions of the state are supporting and safeguarding the rights and duties of the family.
family must promote marriage as sacred, which is exclusive for a man and a woman as ordained by God in the story of creation.
is a sign of true conjugal love. To put down one's spouse is to degrade him/her as a person.
greatest gift a father could give to his children is to love and to be faithful to his wife. This may also be his way of showing respect to his wife's dignity as a person and to the family as a whole.
"Both the state and society must defend the family and respect its identity and its autonomy as a way of fulfilling the requirements of the principle of subsidiarity".
Christ's pattern of love
Spouses must love each other according to ______ which is kind, patient, cherishing and nourishing each other.
is the greatest blessing that they could have for each other. Spouses must love each other according to Christ's pattern of love which is kind, patient, cherishing and nourishing each other.
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