Thursday, July 10, 2008

A priest's advice on finding a spouse

It is funny how UNcommon it is to find COMMON sense in the world. But here is advice from a celibate, unmarried priest on what to look for in a spouse. It comes not from direct experience, but from watching happy and miserable parishioners. Funny how simple and logical it all is.

“Don’t marry a problem character thinking you will change him. He’s a heavy drinker, or some other kind of addict, but if he marries a good woman, he’ll settle down. People are the same after marriage as before, only more so.

“Take a good, unsentimental look at his family — you’ll learn a lot about him and his attitude towards women. ...I remember counseling a pious Catholic woman that it might not be prudent to marry a pious Muslim, whose attitude about women was very different. Love trumped prudence; the annulment process was instigated by her six months later.
What do our married (and formerly married) readers think? Good advice? Do you have any more for we singletons?

1 comment:

quizwedge said...

I keep trying to figure out what to say in this comment... I feel like I have something to add, but just can't seem to figure out what that is. :) So, I'll stick with, I think the priest is giving good advice.