Catholic church views on dating

You can leave a comment below or e-mail us a reflection for a guest blog post.Many people seem to misunderstand Catholic annulment.Church law recognizes twelve specific impediments to marriage.They include things like coercion, being too young, already being married, blood or in-law relations, having received holy orders, being under vows of chastity, or being impotent (permanently unable to engage in sexual intercourse). It means that things don’t always follow God’s original plan, and don’t turn out the way they should.The term “annulment” is actually a little misleading.It sounds like the Church is actively canceling, or nullifying, the marriage.This is especially true in cases where one spouse is abusing another.But that does not change the fact that the couple is still married.

Something necessary for a valid marriage was missing. The rest of this article explains the details of Catholic annulment. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” (Mt 19:6) That’s why we say that the sacrament of marriage is indissoluble.

We know that the church isn't the most popular source for relationship advice among young adults today.

But the church does have a lot to say about the matter—and believe it or not, it's not all about sin.

Truth be told, back when I was entering the Catholic Church, I used to think of it as a sort of “Catholic divorce.” But annulment in the Catholic Church comes from the great value we place on marriage.

Annulment upholds, rather than undercuts, the Catholic teaching on the sanctity and permanence of marriage. Real marriage, as God intended, as we feel naturally drawn to.

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