How does the vocation of marriage fit into this? I will occasionally hear priests talk about praying for vocations to the priesthood. While I do think we are in a great crisis right now with the lack of priests, we are also in a great marriage crisis. Too many people don't take their marriage vows seriously. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce! I'd say that's a crisis right there! I'm not saying there are not legit reasons why some people are divorced-some didn't want the divorce while the other spouse did. Some are victims of domestic abuse or some did not understand what it took to make a marriage to begin with. So many people don't view it as a sacrament. So many people, even Catholics, are on the birth control pill to prevent births of children. So many people are co-habitating. Then there are so many of us who would do this the right way and feel they are in a "limbo land" of sorts being of marriage age but not being married.
I guess I don't really have a conclusion. It is more like a rant from a fed up single girl who hasn't fullfilled her calling. If I do get married someday, I would do it with the intention of doing it the right way by raising my kids to God's glory.