[quote="johnsmith2025, post:1, topic:287962"]
I was wondering, is the desire to be someone's husband a worthwhile goal, or is just selfish?
Even though I'm single and not currently dating anyone and don't have a particular woman in mind that I know, for some time I've felt the desire to be a good husband to a woman and do what I can to support her and make her happy, and fully provide for her so she doesn't have to work.
Does the wish to be a husband count as something that is worthy Catholically as a goal?
Or is it just selfish that a man wants to do that?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
I have been discerning priesthood for some time and I can say that mysteriously this desire to become a good husband for a woman sparked my desire for the Church. Indeed I would go so far as to say that my desire to love and serve the Church is founded upon this very normal and good desire to love and serve woman.
So no, there is nothing wrong with it. But I would have to ask, what is it that you think could be selfish? In desiring to be a good husband you are desiring to give your whole life. Inspect your heart as deeply as you can to understand what other desires you may have that may not be formed in charity.