Playing House Cohabitation About this Life Night The night will begin with a game between a guy and a girl modeled after “Family Feud.” This fun and interactive game exposes teens to some humorous conceptions of marital relations between men and women, and misconceptions about cohabitation. The final round of questions is set-up to transition directly into the Proclaim. The Break splits teens into groups by gender and gives them an opportunity to openly discuss the Church’s teaching on cohabitation and chastity. During the Send, Core Members will pray over teens for strength to live out their calling to chastity as the foundation of their future vocation. This time of prayer is also coupled with a time of worship music; invite your music minister to participate in this Life Night at least two weeks prior to the night itself. Goal of This Night This night will emphasize the foundational nature of chastity to our vocation and provide the Church’s teaching on cohabitation. It will challenge the teens to find freedom in being obedient to that teaching, and stress the need to protect the Sacrament of Matrimony. Catechism # 2363 # 2338 - 2350 # 1782 - 1785 Scripture Ecclesiastes 3:1 -5 Matthew 19:4 -6 John 4:4 -42 1 Corinthians 6:18 1 Corinthians 7:8 -9 1 Thessalonians 4:3 -6 Hebrews 1:3 -4 Church Documents familiaris-consortio 11 familiaris-consortio 51 gaudium-et-spes 48 Key Concepts The practice of cohabitation is an offense against the Sacrament of Matrimony. Despite reasons that seem to indicate that cohabitation is harmless, and in some circumstances even preferable, nearly all research on cohabitation has demonstrated that it has negative impacts that are far-reaching and harmful to marriage. Church teachings are given to us as a means of freedom, not enslavement. It is important to form one’s conscience and to seek the Truth in every situation, especially those in which the opinion of the Church and that of society are opposed. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.