Finally, care must be taken to avoid the pitfall of believing one’s personal preference—dating or courting—is the “only way” and looking down upon those who make the opposite choice.
Does God have one specific person for you to marry? What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
If a couple is never alone together, they never have that one-on-one opportunity to relate and get to know one another in emotional and spiritual intimacy.
In addition, some courtship situations have led to borderline “arranged marriages” by the parents and have resulted in resentment in one or both of the young people.
Please see the end of this piece for a small table of contents with links to the other conferences.) Last week, we spoke about choosing a partner. One is the choice of an ideal partner you would like.
This is setting your standard: He must be a Catholic, firmly dedicated to the Faith and to raising a family well.