Engaged Online Sample Topic | Marriage as Mission

Father, we thank you for sending us to each other and for this opportunity to learn how to bring each other your love and joy.

Please bless this time and grant us insight and clarity of vision.

We ask this through Jesus, our Lord,


Every couple wants to avoid divorce and get along without too many fights. A successful marriage, however, is much more than just this; it is a life-long union in which both husband and wife flourish as individuals and enjoy a deep and passionate intimacy.

The Church asks you to put your whole self into this vocation, as a total commitment to self-donation.

Approaching it with a fifty-fifty mindset doesn’t really work because it leads you to hold back and to keep score. On the other hand, self-donation implies that you choose it and that you do so freely.

The Church has great ambition for your marriage! In choosing to marry in the Catholic Church, you are choosing to make marriage your mission.

5 min | If you are working on this lesson separately, you can progress to the next topic and discuss this with all discussion activities of the lesson in one sitting.

  1. What did you first find attractive about the other?
  2. What was it about him or her with which you fell in love?
  3. When did you know you wanted to marry him or her?

To find out more about the features of Engaged Online, including timing, cost, certificates and more: click here