Catholic church view dating ie dating and marriage in 2016
The National Bureau of Economic Research has said the decline in marriage can be attributed to several factors, including an increase in educational endeavors.
Tony Hoyt, 28, a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, explained he was “dating school.” As a first year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with three more years to go, plus an additional four years of residency, finding time to date is tough. “I still feel like a child at heart and I don’t realize I’m getting older. “I feel I am not rushed because of how much I have going in front of me,” Hoyt said.
When young adults gather around to listen to their grandparents speak of their first date, it’s almost a novelty, a peek into a different world — grabbing a hot dog at the local stand, catching a drive-in movie, maybe a peck on the cheek and back by 9 p.m. Since society has changed, couples from a bygone era that have similar stories far outweigh those of couples today.
Being Catholic calls young adults to rise to Christ’s standards when it comes to dating and while no one is perfect, it is the path to ultimately find God-centered love.
We started dating when I was seventeen and we were engaged when I was eighteen.
I would gladly trade every positive moment with my teen boyfriends to have those years back as my own.