“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I dedicated you” (Jeremiah 1:5). That scripture verse is often associated with the pro-life movement, underscoring the dignity of the human person at all stages of life. God has a plan and a purpose for everyone from the moment they are conceived. However, how many of us when we hear those words think, God has plan and a purpose for my life?
The question of God’s purpose suggests the idea of vocational discernment. Given St. Paul’s great treatise to the Corinthians on love (love is patient, love is kind…) proclaimed at about every other wedding, what about our marriages? We often tell the story of how we met, but do we ever wonder why we met? If God has a plan your life, and He brought the two of you together, God must have a plan for your marriage, too.
To discover that, we need to ask a more fundamental question: what is God’s plan and purpose for marriage overall?
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