"They are no longer two, therefore, but one body." Matthew 19:6
Marriage is a sacred convenient between a man and woman. This loving commitment of a husband and wife speaks of family values and God's love.
Since this convenient is to not be entered into lightly, the Diocese of Little Rock guidelines state that there will be a 6 month period between the initial meeting with the pastor and the ceremony itself. During this time period couples will not only prepare for the ceremony but for the day to day relationship they will live throughout their married lives. Couples will be involved in catechesis, interviews, premarital assessment tools, a retreat, and planning a wedding according to the Rite of Marriage of the Catholic Church.