Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

February 10, 2017

Seat Warming Activity on Marriage

Last week was National Marriage Week. As a seat warming activity, have your students write answers to the following questions about marriage. The first set of questions is objective questions with the answers to be summarized from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The second set of questions is personal reflections.

Objective Questions

  1. How is God the “author of marriage”? (see CCC 1602-1617)
  2. Why do some people choose virginity for the sake of God’s Kingdom? (see CCC, 1618-1620).
  3. How a Catholic marriage is typically celebrated? (see CCC 1621-1624)
  4. Who can be married in a Catholic wedding? (see CCC 1625-1637)
  5. What are the effects of the Sacrament of Matrimony? (see CCC 1638-1642)
  6. How are children to be viewed in marriage? (see CCC 1652-1654)
  7. What is meant by the “domestic church”? (see CCC 1655-1658)

Reflection Questions

  1. Do you think God destines a husband and wife for each other?
  2. How are you willing to place your bond with Christ before other bonds?
  3. What was your favorite wedding you ever attended? Why so?
  4. What importance should a couple contemplating marriage put on having a compatible religious life?
  5. What does the statement “authentic married love is caught up in the divine” mean to you?
  6. What is one important lesson you have learned from your parents?
  7. Describe one incident of joy, love, or forgiveness present in your family in the past week.

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