Sacred Sexuality: Energising the Prophetic Role of Matrimony

Sacred Sexuality: Energising the Prophetic Role of Matrimony – Dr Byron & Francine Pirola

How does one present the wisdom of the Church to mainstream Catholics and families in today’s culture? Since the Second Vatican council, the social landscape has changed dramatically making the transmission of Catholic values more difficult. Open hostility from the secular media and misrepresentation of Catholic teachings, together with an increase in interfaith marriages make the conversation with Catholic families more complex. The secularization and sexualisation of the culture competes with the message of the Gospel and the practice of the faith, leaving many families ill-equipped to pass on the faith to their children.

Drawing on key insights from their work in marriage and family spanning two decades, this workshop will explore the practical ways to evangelise through marriage and the family in the current cultural climate. The role of Matrimonied couples as prophetic leaders and agents of evangelization will be discussed and practical strategies for empowering married couples to be forces of evangelisation through their relationship explored.

Dr Byron Pirola, PhD & Francine Pirola, MA, are the Executive Directors of the Marriage Resource Centre

Francine & Byron Pirola

Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links. For Media Enquiries Please Contact us here

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