Am I called to marriage?


#1

If I want to be married and have kids does that mean God is calling me to marriage?


#2

Perhaps, but one must pray and ask God what He wants for you. We can easily be deceived and what we want can change from day to day.

Peace,
John


#3

One of the signs of a vocation is a desire or attraction to that vocation. And most people will receive a vocation to marriage, so it is likely that you are/will be called to marriage. At the same time, desire isn’t sufficient for a vocation. For example, a man may want to be married but have impediments to marriage. A woman may want to be a nun but be rejected by the religious orders she applies to. These are good indications that such a person is not being called to the vocation they initially find most desirable.


#4

I’d say it’s a pretty good indication. :yup:


#5

I know the feeling… sometimes I feel a strong pull to marriage and sometimes I feel a strong pull to the religious life. All we can do is keep praying about it. And I try to remember that marriage is only an option once we find someone to marry. :slight_smile:


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