I was at the gym and the “Millionaire Matchmaker” was on TV. For those who are unfamiliar with her, she basically finds wives for extremely well-off men, mostly in LA. She takes a tell-it-like-it-is, no-nonsense approach when it comes to standards and expectations with both the men and the women. She is especially critical of people’s looks and tells the ladies straight-out that they should change this or that based on the preferences of the men. While it’s mostly superficial entertainment, the reality is, there are some things that we as humans are drawn to when it comes to choosing our marriage partner.
What does this have to do with “Family Life” and the CAF? Well, I was wondering, for those of you who are married, were there any things you found you had to change or “shape up” on before you could be open to the fullness of your vocation? Did any major life changes improve your chances or prepare you for your spouse? We tend to be told from an early age that we can just be ourselves and everything will turn out for the best…but some of us who find ourselves single at a certain age start to second-guess this attitude. So, if you were the Catholic Matchmaker, what would you tell the women and men you were working with?