‘God’s love is the very source and foundation of family life’
— Pope John Paul II.
ABOUT LOVE AND TRUTH
Love and Truth is a ministry to couples and families. It is designed to encourage couples and families facing the challenges of modern life to live in the grace of Christ.
Love and Truth is about:
- Supporting Married and Engaged Couples
- Promoting a Human and Christian vision of sexuality
Love and Truth offers spiritual and human teachings given by couples based on personal experience. These sessions give practical ideas for day to day life. Couples find a renewed hope for their marriage and their family. All couples are welcome; those in difficulty may find a new beginning.
Topics have included:
- How to cope with your in-laws
- Staying in Love
- Sacrament of Matrimony
- Prayer: Our Hope and Our Help
- So this is the person I married
- When the Honeymoon is over
Love and Truth is an outreach of the Emmanuel Community.
If you would like more information about Love and Truth, about next meeting dates or organising an Outreach in your Parish, please contact us.
“Familaris Consortio Lumen Mysteries” Letter to Families – Vatican
“How to Really Love your Child” by Ross Campbell
“How to Really Love your Teenager” by Ross Campbell
“Reviving Orphelia” by Mary Pipher (to help preteen and teen girls)
“Five Languages of Love” by Gary Chapman
“Good News about Sex and Marriage” by Christopher West
“My wife and I have attended three ‘Love and Truth’ evenings since marrying in April 2016 and as she is the first woman I have lived with in ten years there were plenty of surprises (the previous being my mother). The straightforward approach of the nights meets our chill-bang principle for Saturday nights: wine, food and people. Substantially, however, the nights remind us that we are not the only ones fighting over whether the cutlery drawer should go knife, fork, spoon or spoon, knife, fork, or whether clothes like to sprawl freely on the soft floor overnight or be cramped in a closed and dark drawer; our dilemmas are not unique and therefore not insurmountable. Furthermore, gentle instruction and reminders of what we heard and learnt in our marriage preparation courses motivate us to keep our marriage ever on the ‘onward and upward’ trajectory. “Jesus said, Ï am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” If you do, live like it and go/come to Love and Truth” – Benjamin Uphill