I feel a strong calling to be married. I have a gut feeling that the Lord has my bride picked out just for me, that I was meant to be with her. But here’s the thing…
I don’t want to end up like my parents.
My parents (both non-Catholic Christians,) divorced while I was still very young and it put me through so much Hell growing up. My mother’s parents divorced (also non-Catholic Christians) many years ago. I’m just so scared that divorce is inevitable for me, that I will never escape this vicious cycle. But I know that there is hope for me.
I have prayed many novenas to St. Raphael the Archangel for guidance and assistance but I feel that his intercession will come later than sooner (for who am I to question the timing of the Lord?) Is there something that I’m doing wrong? What can I do to learn from my parents mistakes? What can I do to learn from those who have been married for quite some time?