Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Sanctity of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Marriage is like a beautiful gilded bird cage. All the Little birds on the outside want to get in, while all the Little birds on the inside want to get out!

This saying, by an author unknown to me, summarizes accurately the state of marriage today. Marriage is still an attractive and useful institution, and millions of couples each year begin the journey. At the same time, however, at least half of those who enter the “gilded bird cage” find themselves wanting to get out, their marriage ending in separation and divorce.

Check out the rest of this wonderful article at CNA: Matrimony: Is it Still Holy? by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin


SQUELLY said...

I was just writing a post about heading off to a friend's wedding next week- a timely article. Very insightful!

Jean M. Heimann said...

Thanks for your kind words, Squelly!
They are very much appreciated.

Enbrethiliel said...


My favourite quote about marriage is still G.K. Chesterton's:

Marriage is a duel to the death, which no man of honour should decline.