Faithfully carrying out the teachings of the Catholic Church is not easy, especially when so much of modern culture is contrary to what we believe. The person you marry should want the same basic things out of life and marriage as you do: to live in a way that brings you closer to God and ultimately prepares your soul for admittance to the Heavenly Kingdom.
It can be easy to fall into the habit of talking yourself into a guy who seems “good enough,” but remind yourself what it is you really want from marriage and what you want in a husband. If the guy you’re dating doesn’t share the same outlook on life as you do, and certainly if he rejects your beliefs outright, you know it’s time to call it quits.
” You may question God’s decision to keep you from marrying a certain someone you just Remember that every human experience has the potential to move you closer to sainthood.
Try thinking of a few relationships you really admire that exemplify strong, Catholic matrimony.
Keep them in the forefront of your mind when evaluating your relationships.
“‘Til death do us part” is, we hope, a long time, and marrying the first guy who tells you he loves you, or the guy you’re dating when you’re 30 and all-my-friends-are-married-and-my-clock-is-ticking-and-I-really-want-kids-already, isn’t going to make you happy in the long-run. But it’s just as important to keep your priorities in order and not dismiss a potential husband simply because he isn’t handsome enough, doesn’t make enough money, doesn’t share your love of Thai food, or whatever.
It’s easy to be caught up in the charm of a beguiling smile or the prestige of a well-paying career, but vanities fade quickly.
The point is – God loves you and wants you to seek and attain His love.
If marriage is your vocation and you ask God for help, He’s not just going to let you flounder around helplessly dating deadbeats ‘til you die. to be assigned to the same dorm which led to their acquaintance.
In the song (“Unanswered Prayers”), Brooks talks about running into his old high school flame years after they’ve graduated and they’re both married to other people.
He recalls how all he wanted in high school was to be with this girl forever, and, seeing her next to the woman he did eventually marry, he thanks God for not giving him what he so desperately wanted when he was a teenager.
But there is one downside to dating a Catholic man, a downside that is actually a positive, but in my experience can be frustrating and downright painful.
This con contains lots of “opportunities” to die to self, and to rely on God.
Which brings me to the point of this blog: there are many pro’s (and one pseudo-con) to dating Catholic men.