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Topic 1: Self-Knowledge
Who Am I? Who Are You? We Are the Builders
Who Am I? Who Are You? We Are the Builders
Just as constructing a house requires builders, so too marriage requires builders. You are the builders of your marriage and family, the ones who, together with God, will establish and build your new life.


Who Am I? Who Are You? We Are the Builders

House Metaphor

Just as constructing a house requires builders, so too marriage requires builders. You are
the builders of your marriage and family, the ones who, together with God, will establish
and build your new life.

Main Points

  • Knowing oneself is critical to being able to fully give oneself in marriage.
  • Each of us is a combination of nature, nurture, and true self.
  • Nature: temperaments are our natural dispositions and traits.
  • Nurture: the environment that shapes our nature.
  • True self: the saint God has planned us to be.
  • Understanding and appreciating differences can build intimacy.
  • Through practicing virtue and avoiding vice, we mature and are better able to love more fully.

Blueprint 1

Know myself and my spouse and commit to grow in virtue.