April 2nd, 2010 - Kathy -525711 said:
Emotionally, we all like to think we are ready for marriage, but until you know who you are and have known the person your dating, their likes and dislikes,,, the environment, money, family discussions,,,, its got to be real, none of this fantasy.stuff.. (ie... like it shows on the Bachelor)
my thoughts are it comes down to trusting the Lord that we are ready and praying for His guidance; headed in the right direction...! being honest with yourself.. Put yourself outside the box by being humble;....open your eyes, heart & soul...
March 27th, 2010 - Sarah-449699 said:
I agree that you can only be truly ready to get married when you find the right person. Am I ready to get married tomorrow, no. But I am ready to find my helpmate and commit to marriage and raising a family with the right person. Who I will hopefully find sooner than later when God decides to introduce them to me. I am pass the let me go on dates with different guys who I would not marry and hang out with them. I'm more serious about it and don't want to play games. I get told by a number of people that I should go out more. If they don't have even remotely similar values to me or want similar things in life that I do, I don't see the point in dating them. So I guess what they should have put down is are you ready to find the person you want to marry and commit to a life long relationship in which you support each other through all the trouble that life throws at you. That would probably be too long though.
March 24th, 2010 - Mary-285153 said:
I agree with Daniel and Sarah. And I'm afraid none of these options apply to me. Because I can't be ready to marry someone when I'm not in a relationship with someone to consider being married to. At the same time, I'm not necessarily unprepared to be married. But as to the vocation, it cannot come to its fruition until I have someone to discern. I know I want to get married, and I believe that's my vocation, but this sacrament is so different to all the others. It doesn't just concern oneself and God. It concerns another person. so until then, how can I say I'm ready for marriage and yet I am not unready either?
March 12th, 2010 - Daniel-550538 said:
I have learned a great deal from past realtionships, as well as this time of solitude. I feel this is the right time in my life to share what I have learned and am prayerful that my soulmate will be revealed soon. I miss sitting next to that special someone at Mass, and sharing all the wonderful blessings of God.
March 12th, 2010 - Maria-92259 said:
I think I was ready since I was 16! And I think we must never stop working on some things in our life...we better ask God to show us the way to follow and be happy with the outcome.The worst part is to find out how much time we wasted pursuing something that did not exist.
March 9th, 2010 - Barb-505508 said:
If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans! I believe that only God knows if I am truly ready and with His help and in His own good time, He will show me the way. I'm know there's someone out there for me, but like the song goes, "I just haven't met you yet".