An Academy of Truth and Freedom

by | Feb 14, 2017 | Family Life, Marriage, Parenting, Society, Spirituality

An Academy of Truth and Freedom – Marriage is the only school where you get the certificate before you start. It’s also a school where you will never graduate.

It’s a school without a break or a free period. It’s a school where no one is allowed to drop out. It’s a school you will have to attend every day of your life. It’s a school where there is no sick leave or holidays.

An Academy of Truth and Freedom – It’s a school founded by God:

1. On the foundation of love.
2. The walls are made out of trust.
3. The door out of acceptance.
4. The windows made out of understanding.
5. The furniture made out of blessings.
6. The roof made out of faith.

Be reminded that you are just a student, not the principal. God is the only Principal.

Even in times of storms, don’t be unwise and run outside. Keep in mind that this school is the safest place to be. Never go to sleep before completing your assignments for the day.

Never forget the C-word: Communicate. Communicate with your classmate and with the Principal.

If you find out something about your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate, remember that your classmate is also a student, not a graduate. God is not finished with him/her yet. So take it as a challenge and work on it together.

Do not forget to study the Holy Book (the main textbook of this school). Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way.

Sometimes you will feel like not attending classes, yet you have to. When tempted to quit, find the courage to continue.

Some tests and exams may be tough but remember; the Principal knows how much you can bear, and it’s a school better than any other.

An Academy of Truth and Freedom – It’s one of the best schools on earth; joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day.

Different subjects are offered, yet love is the major subject.

After all the years of theorizing about it, you now have a chance to practice it. To be loved is a good thing, but to love is the greatest privilege of them all. Marriage is a place of love, so love your spouse.

Edmund Adamus

Edmund Adamus

Edmund Adamus, MA. Cert. Thl. TEFL. Dip.Th, is the Professional Adviser to the Episcopal vicar for education in Portsmouth Diocese, UK. Edmund married Catherine in 2005 in Paris. They have two children: Paul, 7, and Beatrice, 3 and live in the county of Surrey. Edmund is a recognized authority on the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sacrament of marriage, marriage preparation, St John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body, and marriage healing. He has spoken at conferences across Europe, North America, South America, and Australia, offering his expertise in these domains to thousands of people regarding the pastoral care of married couples. In 2006, Edmund introduced CatholicMarriagePrep.com to the U.K., the first Online Marriage Preparation Program; he is still actively promoting the program. Edmund also offers a refreshing, complete and joyful view of the Church’s wonderful teaching on marriage and sexuality-one that truly embraces, and even celebrates, God’s glorious plan.    

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