The point is – God loves you and wants you to seek and attain His love.If marriage is your vocation and you ask God for help, He’s not just going to let you flounder around helplessly dating deadbeats ‘til you die. to be assigned to the same dorm which led to their acquaintance.
They discern if and how to pursue you, how to be in relationship with you, and if they feel called to marry you.While you can’t fabricate meaningful relationships out of thin air or force them to appear, God does help those who help themselves. John the Baptist de La Salle instructs us, “Do not have any anxiety about the future.I’m not saying if you sit at home in your yoga pants and pray that Prince Charming will show up magically at your doorstep and sweep you off your feet. Leave everything in God’s hands for he will take care of you.” Try to appreciate your journey toward marriage and savor the fun exciting – and oftentimes really amusing moments of dating.“‘Til death do us part” is, we hope, a long time, and marrying the first guy who tells you he loves you, or the guy you’re dating when you’re 30 and all-my-friends-are-married-and-my-clock-is-ticking-and-I-really-want-kids-already, isn’t going to make you happy in the long-run. But it’s just as important to keep your priorities in order and not dismiss a potential husband simply because he isn’t handsome enough, doesn’t make enough money, doesn’t share your love of Thai food, or whatever.It’s easy to be caught up in the charm of a beguiling smile or the prestige of a well-paying career, but vanities fade quickly.
There’s nothing quite as fun as watching a date come to a grinding halt when you explain that not only are you Catholic, you’re really Catholic.