Contents: Preface dated 20 September 1999 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York / George Cantuar i.e. Carey and David Ebor i.e. Hope -- Why is marriage important ? -- What are the challenges facing those who approach marriage ? -- How is Christian marriage distinctive ? -- Does the Church believe that a further marriage is possible after divorce ? -- How do we know God in marriage and marriage breakdown ? -- Appendix 1: What does the Church have to say to a couple who are living together without being married ? -- Appendix 2: What does the Church have to say to someone whose marriage has broken down ?