The idea of starting this thread popped into my head as a result of things that were discussed in a few other threads. We all ponder why are still single, but the flip side of that is there are people are married, with no discernible reason WHY. :shrug:
I used to be under the impression that one had to achieve some sort of perfection in order to be married (you can thank the “What I am looking for” blurbs of men on the Catholic singles site), and that you had no hope of finding a husband otherwise. But then my family and friends started getting married (like 20 weddings in the past 9 years or so), and I assumed, ok, these women have obviously figured out something that I have not. And these are all faithful Catholics who have been married in the Church. But then, I started seeing them be themselves that I had always known who still have all their faults, they weren’t any sort of saint or angelic being after all. :eek:
But there was one thing they all had in common except for one of them, but I am going to hold off mentioning it just yet.
I am curious as to whether you think that finding a spouse means you have somehow attained some sort of sainthood? And if not, then what is the difference between married and unmarried people? Because in my experience, it isn’t because married people have perfected any of the following: charity, spirituality, mental health, or selflessness (indeed, I have found married people to be much more selfish than unmarried people, go figure, I know everyone says it’s the opposite, but I have never found this to be true).
Curious to hear what you all think.