Have Relationships Become Disposable?
Obviously the answer is yes, they're the same as all other goods in society today. For an ethics paper, I'm on the hunt for opinions of Catholics as to why it is necessary that marriage be a lifelong commitment. What do you find are the main social benefits? Spiritual benefits? Do the benefits matter or is it based solely on something more?
In addition to your own opinions which I'd love to hear, I also was curious if any of the married-folk (or others) might know any good writings of the saints or other sound Catholic authors I could peruse.
Thank you in advance. I look forward to reading what you have to say!
I try to look at it from the will of God and not from the modern worlds' "civil unions". If you want the world to be good then fill it with good people. That is the will of God, his master plan for us, to make as many people as he can Saints. I find this my mission in life(vocation) to leave a legacy of the Glory of God through my family. Hopefully in the process God will make a Saint of me.
I don't look for any social benefit, but yes there are some. The men/woman at the chapel I go to are like brother/sisters to me. Anything I need that they can do for me, they will. Likewise I am there for them. An example of this is like when one of the mothers get sick, a woman in the parish will cook dinner for them to ease the stress. When I had to add on to my house, I had a full crew to help me get it done. I find these type of Sacrifices we do for each other increase our love for each other.
I do look for the spiritual benefits. I need them to complete my vocation and hopefully become a Saint. The increase in Graces effects everything from virtue to the power of your prayers. When we pray as a family we have the same intention, which means in my family (10 of us total currently), it's like saying 150 mysteries by saying just one complete rosary. This is very powerful as you can imagine. To run my family as a Catholic man I need virtue. From receiving the Sacraments, praying and holding fast to my vocation with God, I am able to grow the Virtue and I need.
There is many more examples I could lay out but these were some of the most important to me personally.
P.S. I will have to get back to you on the books, I need to look through my library for the complete info.