I have met numerous couples recently who said they met online and they are happily married. Put your energies into becoming that kind of person.
50 Questions to ask before you marry — its on our website, and actually it may be easier to find in the ebook.
Today’s reflection comes to us from the timely wisdom of Thomas Merton.
“I am more and more impressed by the fact that it is largely futile to get up and make statements about current problems.
Horan, OFM with […] This video was recorded “on location” in the side chapel of the Mercyhurst University Chapel in Erie, PA.
Just minutes after Pope Francis delivered his historic address to the joint session of Congress, I had the great honor and privilege to preside and preach at the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which kicks off the academic […] In what was already the most widely anticipated speech of Pope Francis’s pastoral visit to the United States this week, the Pope’s references to two American models of Christian living — the renowned author and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement Dorothy Day — have surprised many.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
A podcast listener named Nathan writes in to ask: “Is online Christian dating a good way to meet a future spouse if you don’t meet anyone through your church family?
Now what this means is a Christian woman won’t just look for a man who has a cross tattooed on his shoulder, but a man who is ready to die daily in the sacrificial calling of leading a home.I think it is at the Desiring God website, 50 questions that couples should ask.And they can be asked, you know, on the internet before you even meet the kind of things that really reveal what people are committed to. I am fine with meeting someone online and learning as much as possible about them. The great question is: Are you mature enough to discern a worthy spouse?” I say that the biblical issue here is not how you meet, but whom you marry. Let’s just get this clear and then I will circle around to the other.A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if her husband dies she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. So biblically the bottom line for the follower of Christ is: Will you marry only a believer.At the same time, I know that silent acquiescence in evil is also out of the question.I know too […] That Pope Francis named Thomas Merton as one of four key American figures in his important address to the US Congress last September was perhaps more fortuitous than many people realized at the time.So the IDEA of dating a man who was after God’s heart sounded fantastic.I focused on God, healing and continuing to try to grow more into the kind of woman God calls us to be. He’s not like most guys I’ve experienced in that I…So a Christian is not free to marry outside the Lord. And what saddens me, Tony, is how many believers get so entangled emotionally with unbelievers that they either throw away their convictions or they stand on their head to see the other person as a believer when he is not. A mature believer will want his or her spouse not just to profess some kind of creed or be willing to go to church.What they will want is not just a marriage that is minimally Christian, but a Christian marriage.