On Delayed Marriage and When the Perfect is the Enemy of the Good | Archdiocese of Washington

Some people want their marriage to be ideal, and if there is any ordeal, they want a new deal.

And the problem is the ideal, the insistence on the perfect. It doesn’t exist. There are no ideal marriages, only real marriages; marriages between two imperfect sinners with “issues.”

Marriage statistics today are very alarming. In 1974 there were just over 400,000 marriages in Catholic Parishes. In 2004 there were 197,000 marriages. Currently of women under 35, only 40%…

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