Catholic Husband

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Marriage Without Love

The first few months of your marriage are wonderful.

You learn that your new wife has some habits that annoy you, but all-in-all, it’s a sweet life.

Then, as time goes on, it becomes the new normal. It is your life and you move through it with the same attention to detail that you used to.

There’s only one small problem.

That plan won’t work.

I was watching a video recently that had two Evangelical Christians discussing how the Catholic Church teaches that the faithful merit Eternal Life by Works alone. Aside from the severe doctrinal inaccuracies of the statement, it got me thinking.

Faith, without Works, is dead. What good is it to have the gift of Faith and not do something with it?

In the same way, Marriage, without Love, is dead. Love is an action verb. It’s not how you feel. It’s a state of being.

Love in Marriage is the complete surrender, a daily life of joyful self-sacrifice. Love in Marriage is the active reminder to your wife why she is the only possible woman in the world you could ever enter into a lifelong commitment and raise children with.

It’s everything.