Saturday, February 2, 2008

Matchmaking

I was intrigued when a friend sent me a link to an article on Catholic Exchange. It is about a group of mothers who are getting together online to help their children find potential spouses. In the history of western civilization, parents always played a role in the matchmaking process, and in many traditional cultures even now. The new mothers' group makes it clear that they are not about forcing their children into arranged marriages or anything like that. But since parents help their children in attaining to careers and academic success, then certainly it is also a duty of parents to provide some guidance and give assistance in the choice of spouse, a choice which can mean a lifetime of happiness or of misery. It is almost barbaric that we leave the most important decision our children will make to random encounters. Yes, there have been many happy marriages that happened "by chance" and there will continue to be, but I think that parents banding together to help each other and the young people is a very worthwhile endeavor. Share

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this idea---told a group about it last night---mothers loved it.....

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, several people I have mentioned it to are quite interested. This is something that is really going to catch on.

de Brantigny said...

Absolutely this is a good idea. While we did not have a hand in my youngest daughter marriage, we insured that she went out with
the right man. He was and is a gentleman, cares for my daughter, provides her needs, and supports her. David receives from Genevieve the same in return. I am proud of them both and unlike Marie and Frank Barone we dont bother them or interfer.

elena maria vidal said...

That is wonderful, Richard, how you and your wife guided your daughter!