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Marriage and Family as Vocation

This course explores the moral and religious dimensions of marriage and family, with particular attention to resources within the Catholic Christian tradition. It addresses such questions as: What does it mean to place the marriage commitment and the wider commitment to the family in the context of a relationship to God; what does it mean to consider marriage a vocation and sacrament; how does the vocation of marriage develop over time; how do careers, children, aging parents and other obligations affect the marriage relationship; what does it take to sustain a lifelong marital commitment in our culture; and what are the distinct characteristics and responsibilities of Christian family life.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: CI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0