Accepted 30th April, 2015.


This paper examines some of the challenges of marriage and family life, using Gaudium et Spes as a document that does not seek to pass judgments on man's activity but rather to reveal the truth of man to man. The necessity of a dialogue, such as the one profoundly expressed in Gaudium et Spes, is important, of great assistance and supportive to the church in her ministry to feed the flock of Christ.


Keywords: Gaudium et Spes, Africa, marriage and the family