Jesus Christ elevated the marriage of the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. Our Lord made sacramental marriage a lifelong, sacred indissoluble union of husband and wife, by which they exclusively give themselves in complete surrender to each other and to Christ. Christ is the third partner in every sacramental marriage.
Christian marriage is the union of a man and woman who agree to totally share life, love, and Christian faith with one another and with God. The loving relationship of spouses in marriage is the sign through which God shows His love and communicates His life.