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on the street, you’d be led to believe that it’s a relationship founded on sexual compatibility and romance. If the sex goes bad or the romance dies, then the couple can walk away from the marriage. How do you work out whether you are sexually compatible. Well, of course, you try before you buy! You make sure you have a sufficient number of sexual partners to work out what you like and what you don’t like so that when Mr. or Ms. Right comes along, you’ll know he or she is the one for you as soon as you sleep with him or her. You live together before you’re married, often before marriage is ever mentioned or contemplated, and often for several years before deciding to marry. You judge the strength of a marriage by how romantic it is: how often does he bring home flowers

unexpectedly, how often do you go away for romantic weekends at luxury hotels, how often do you get breakfast in bed, how often does he tell you he loves you? These days, we define ourselves by our “sexuality” and our view of sex is warped by the omnipresent, omnipotent eroticism of the media.(McLachlan 2). The Catholic marriage is supposed to be hallowed, yet in today’s world Catholics often abuse marriage. We have made a mockery of a sacred gift from God. Our minds are polluted with lustful thinking and we often allow ourselves to mistake lust for love. We must work hard at finding the right spouse and be sure that is the person we want to spend our life with. Every man needs a woman and every woman needs a man. Works CitedMcLachlan, Paul. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Online. The Catholic Pages. Internet. 3 March 1999. Available: http://www.catholic-pages.com/marriage/sacrament.asp.Matrimony. Online. Internet. 3 March 1999. Available: http://www.cbn.org/apology/catholic/ap060700.htmThe Marriage Institution. Online. The Urantia Book. Internet. 3 March 1999. Available: http://209.24.252.40/urantiabook//ppr083.htmThe Seven Sacraments. Online. Internet. 3 March 1999. Available: http://www.acctgandmgmt.com/mathimon.htm