Holiness is setting a greater standard than that of the flesh or the world.It’s a choice to be set apart as a couple for God’s purposes.Physical attraction is trumped by the pure love of God that couples can show one another.True love is willing to wait and patiently allow the relationship to grow in God’s timing.Those experts must all have lots of money or access to free babysitters because there’s just no way we can afford to pay someone the going rate to watch the kids every 2 weeks. We both know that the main point of spending this kind of time together is to return home with a lot of new knowledge about one another.What we do instead is wait until all the kids are at school on a Monday or a Wednesday and we set out on a midday date. We like to head to a favorite restaurant and split a sandwich and an order of 4-cheese spinach dip. And when we head home we know we’ve had a good date if we’ve learned things about the other that we didn’t know before. But it’s not at all how we gauge the success of our dates. We just need to be together, enjoying one another’s presence.Holy Mother Church protects, guides, and transmits the truth of the beauty of this sacrament.
Many Christian couples struggle in their relationships because they forget the core principles of godliness, purity, and unconditional love that is modeled in scripture.
We judge the success of our time with the Lord by what we get out of it, by what we remember, by what we’ve learned.
We consider our devotions a success when we learn some new fact about God or about the Bible.
The mystery of the human person, as created by God, is manifested in a particularly powerful way through the covenant of holy matrimony.
The love of husband and wife, which gives life to a new human person, is a reflection of the love of the Blessed Trinity.