Friday, February 01, 2008

"Finding Faithful Spouses for Our Children"

From Catholic Exchange, my friend Leila Miller writes about a project dear to her heart — and that of her cohort, Lisa Graas.

Their kids and their concern over their vocation of marriage.

The idea for this apostolate is simple, and it grew naturally over some time. A few years ago, I started to notice an epidemic of unhappy marriages and the ripple effect that spread a couple's misery to children, extended family, and even friends. It then occurred to me that many parents are working hard to ensure their children's academic and career success, but few are sweating and sacrificing to ensure that their children are marriageable. This is a grave cultural mistake. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that the single biggest factor in one's happiness is the state of one's marriage. And a happy marriage cannot be realized unless a parent teaches a child, by word and example, how to be a good husband or wife. We expect our children to find a spouse of worthy character, but do we make sure that our own children are themselves a "catch"?

Self-described "frustrated yenta" Leila and our mutual friend Lisa tackle this question via the a unique site called "Catholic Moms Matchmaking."

Read the article here.