Interesting thought I had today regarding personal requirements to do works of charity and such as a Christian and how being married affects that. To be more precise, my wife and I firmly believe that when we married we two became one with Christ (a marriage of three as it were). I believe this is straight forward Catholic teaching. So, in essence, at all times now when one of us does something charitable it benefits both of us vis a vis our Christian duties. For instance, I don’t do a whole lot of charitable things but my wife does, such as helping our homeless brother to appointments and taking him food, clothing, etc. and she helps others quite frequently. She does all this while I’m working which is why I’m not so involved. So my take is that those works of mercy and charity not only apply to her own salvation but to mine as well, since we two are one. I understand I should still be doing such works and acts myself but it would be comforting to know her acts apply to me as well.
Does that make sense? Is that the Catholic understanding?