And can you give me something more substantial than, “be patient, keeping praying, and wait for God’s perfect timing!” (Which, by the way, are all good places to start! Clement, I had the chance to answer this question in 30 minutes or less as a part of their “A Shot of Theology” speaker series.
It means trusting that God has my greatest happiness in mind.
There is a lot of advice that I could serve-up in a short amount of time, but for this burst of “highly concentrated Catholic theology” I focused on the Four F’s of Catholic marriage – Free, Faithful, Forever, and Fruitful – from a single person’s point of view.
(There are some variations on the four F’s, but you can look up Question #3 for the official criteria here.) So, let’s take a brief look at how the church’s teaching on marriage can be beneficial to singles who are hoping to make a lifetime commitment with someone they love.
So, beyond simply being free to marry, how are you doing with freedom? I can choose how to spend my time, where to travel, which friends to hang out with, and what time to get up in the morning.
However, true spiritual freedom is more than doing “whatever I want, whenever I like”.