"By the Sacrament of Matrimony, Christian spouses signify and participate in the mystery of unity and fruitful love between Christ and the Church; therefore, both in embracing conjugal life and in accepting and educating their children, they help one another to become holy and have their own place and particular gift among the People of God."
- General Introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, §8
"For God, who has called the couple to Marriage, continues to call them to Marriage. Those who marry in Christ are able, with faith in the Word of God, to celebrate fruitfully the mystery of the union of Christ and the Church, to live it rightly, and to bear witness to it publicly before all... How wonderful the bond of the two believers: one in hope, one in vow, one in discipline, one in the same service... Indeed, they are two in one flesh; where there is one flesh, there is also one spirit."
- General Introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, §11