In accordance with the request of General Synod, the Sub-Committee on Marriage and Related Matters revised the pamphlet. Bishop Mitchell and Ms. Gladysann Bryce presented the revised draft and responded to comments.
Text of motion
That this National Executive Council expresses its appreciation to the Sub-Committee on Marriage and Related Matters for its work on this difficult matter as expressed in the pamphlet "Emerging Patterns of Wholeness in Marriage and Family Life", but does not approve of its publication at this time, and
That this Sub-Committee consider a more comprehensive education process to present the Church's vision of marriage in the context of present societal practice and experience. CARRIED #4-11-86