Good advice on a Church mandate not just a counsel. However, I wish that the author of this excellent article had not used that compromising term “significant other.”
Catholic Herald, Peter D. Williams: We find ourselves approaching the end of the summer Wedding Season, and whilst many Catholics will find themselves newly-married or engaged, others will be discerning their vocation to marriage more keenly. This raises a question that is significant for the future of individual Catholics and the life of the Church herself: ‘What sort of person ought we to court, and marry?’ For many, the answer seems obvious: “Whomever we fancy”. That is not the Church’s answer however, and it never has been. Article is here.