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Pope Paul presents the Church’s basic teaching on marriage.
8. Married love particularly reveals its true nature and nobility when we realize that it takes its origin from God, who “is love,” (See 1 Jn 4. 8) the Father “from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.” (Eph 3. 15) Marriage, then, is far from being the effect of chance or the result of the blind evolution of natural forces. It is in reality the wise and provident institution of God the Creator, whose purpose was to effect in (people) His loving design. As a consequence, husband and wife, through that mutual gift of themselves, which is specific and exclusive to them alone, develop that union of two persons in which they…
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