How do people discover whether they are suited to each other? How important is commitment in marriage? Thanks so much.
Thank you for your question. In regards to the church and the plans you would be expected to make before marriage - this would depend on which country you are living in and the practice the local church in your own area. Perhaps the best step for you to take is to speak to the Parish Priest of your own local church and ask for some advice. Very often there is a preparation program available in parishes to help couples prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. Marriage is a sacred event in the eyes of the church and couples are encouraged to take part in some form of preparation and instruction so that they can become more aware of the commitment they are taking on and the part it plays in their faith journey. I hope this is of some help to you Larissa.
Sr. Monica, on behalf of Fr Brian, who is away in Toronto for the World Youth gathering.