As I was doing some lite reading last night, this scripture stuck out to me. Thankfully this is not an issue that my husband and I have; however, it makes me wonder how others can so easily fall into the trap.
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It took a long time to work up to this, but over the past few weeks I’ve had the need to share my personal story. I don’t know who needs to hear it, but I hope it helps.
If you’ve read about me you know I don’t consider myself a “cradle Catholic,” but I’ve been a baptized Catholic for 29 of my 36 years on Earth. Growing up my mother, sisters and I attended Mass on a weekly basis, and my dad would join us on Christmas and Easter. For fun during the summers, I would attend morning Mass with my grandfather, and sometimes at night my cousin, sisters and I would say the Rosary with him.
My sisters and I received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation at the appropriate ages. Well, I received Confirmation a year late. I didn’t understand that it was about accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. But I did know it was what my mother wanted, so I did it. Now I’m glad I listened to her.
I met my husband six months after graduating high school. Four months later we got engaged. We spoke to our priest. We took the compatibility tests. We met with our assigned married couple. We waited the six months. After doing everything asked we were not allowed to get married in the Church because we lived together. That would have been good to know in the beginning. Needless to say we were not happy with the Church. But that didn’t stop us. We got hitched by a Justice of the Peace in my parent’s front yard anyway. Continue reading