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God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is a marriage preparation supplement that offers engaged couples a more complete understanding of God's glorious plan for marriage and human sexuality than perhaps any program available in the Church today. Based on Saint Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, this supplement is not a replacement to current diocesan or parish programs. It is intended to enhance a key component of marriage preparation: catechesis in the theology of marriage and the gift of human sexuality.

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage can be implemented as a one-day seminar, or over multiple evenings.

Here's What Diocesan Officials Are Saying:

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is an ideal way to introduce engaged couples to the beauty of the Church's vision of marriage, as proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in his Theology of the Body. In the Archdiocese of New York we are happy to be able to offer this program to our engaged couples and we’re expecting great things to happen in their lives. The God’s Plan program provides a full catechesis in the Church’s teaching, in an uplifting manner that resonates in the human heart. Our couples will learn how their love mirrors Christ's love for the Church, and how entering into the life-giving love of the Trinity through their marriage will bring them the happiness and fulfillment they long for. I strongly recommend this program to anyone who works with engaged couples.

Sr. Mary Elizabeth
Family Life/Respect Life Office
Archdiocese of New York



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