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Marriage, in three sentences

posted by jmcgee

The always-interesting blogger/priest (or priest/blogger?) from Washington, Msgr. Charles Pope, sums it up very succinctly. Read it and see if you don’t agree. Then share it with someone you love — or, maybe, someone who is planning to make that trip down the aisle.



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ray

posted August 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm


are you posting your sunday homily this weekend;)!?
[Sorry, but no. Even preachers sometimes have to take a vacation :-) Dcn. G.]



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cathyf

posted August 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm


Like most who’ve never been married (and lots who’ve never been successfully married) Msgr. Pope does not get the difference between “two become one” and “one becomes both.”



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Civitas Occiduus

posted August 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm


cathyf,
I don’t see where your comment follows from what Monsignor Pope wrote. I read and agreed with what he wrote. Would you mind elaborating on what you’re saying? — especially since you seem to have a worthwhile point.



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Andre John

posted August 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm


PROP8 or not, marriage still is hard 2 do…?!
goodluck Mr.Obama for the mess comming ur way.
Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/deaconsbench/2010/08/mark-wahlberg-i-love-golf-and-i-love-church_comments.html#ixzz0xOFWb1HE
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Andre John

posted August 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm


Three Sayings on Marriage
By: Msgr. Charles Pope
1. “Some want their marriage to be ideal and if there’s any ordeal they want a new deal.” =nobody’s perfect.
2. “Honey, if you ever leave me, I’m going with you.” =spend more quality time together, to get to know each other better.
3. “Marriage makes two people one. The trouble comes in determining which one.” =know and be yourself first, then, you can spend more time with her together truthfully, no secrets, be TRUSTworthy with each other.



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