“So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them, and God said to them,
“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.”
Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24 ¹
“Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
First Letter of John 4:8
For this is the will of God, your sanctification:
that you abstain from sexual immorality;
that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor,
not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God.
First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians 4:3-5
“Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way.”
First Letter of St. Peter 3:7
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church.
This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself,
and the wife should respect her husband.”
St. Paul to the Ephesians 5:25, 32-33
Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger,
but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
St. Paul to the Ephesians 6:1-4
“He who spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves his son is diligent to discipline him.”
Book of Proverbs 13:24