Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

November 5, 2012

Assign a Thesis Paper on Marriage and Family Life

Ask your students to choose one of the following thesis statements around the topic of marriage and family life to serve as the foundation for a five paragraph essay.

Tell them to introduce the thesis in an opening paragraph and then support it with at least three body paragraphs that includes examples and evidence. They should summarize their position in a concluding paragraph. The paper should be about five-hundred words.

  • Married couples who follow the teachings of the encyclical Humanae Vitae have a happier and more satisfying marriage.

  • There are several examples of married saints worthy of emulation.

  • Because of Christ and the founding of the Church, women were given more esteem in married life.

  • Divorced Catholics have served the Church well in ministry.

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