Monday, May 05, 2008

Stop the soul-mate search

Wisdom from Busted Halo.
For Catholics, marriage is a sacrament and a vocation—and married life (ideally) is a visible image of the love that God has for us and the bond that God has with us. While words like sacrament and vocation are increasingly unpopular ways to think about marriage among young people, these traditional teachings may be the better bet to make your relationship last. The idea that your spouse is your soul mate is a very individual-focused way of looking at marriage. Thinking of your marriage as a vocation within the Catholic community may offer the community support that a long-term relationship needs.

1 comment:

St. Elizabeth of Cayce said...

Appropros of the Busted Halo article: Izzy and I have known Mark Regnerus, who was quoted in the article, for some time. Mark has a book called Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers, that might interest anyone working with young people. His article How Corrosive Is College to Religious Faith and Practice? may also strike some chords with you.

Just some summer reading suggestions.