Qualities of Married Couples

By: Adyson and Shane B.

Qualities

1. Finances

- This is important so you will be able to provide for your family.

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2. Loyalty

- It is important that you love only them and do not cheat on that person.

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3. Understanding

- It is important to be able to know what and why that person thinks what they do.

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4. Love Themselves

- This is important because you have to love yourself before you can love another person.

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5. Respectful

- This is important because if you don't respect your companion you can't love them.

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6. Caring

- This is important because when you are married you have to show affection towards that person.

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7. Patience

- This is important because being able to wait on something means that you care for that person and would wait on them forever.

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8. Life Plan

- This is important so you can successfully plan everything out from marriage to death to live a happy life.

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9. Compromise

- This is important because being able to settle something by agreeing to something in the middle is a good way to build a strong relationship.

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10. Intelligent

- This is important so you can make good decisions for your family and their future.

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Top Three Qualities

1. Loyalty

2. Respect

3. Life Plan

Articles

http://www.marriagemoments.org/index.php?p=loyalty&s=content

Young couples often dream of growing old together. How can you really stay together for a lifetime? Are feelings of happiness the kind of “glue” that keeps people together? Not likely, and certainly not alone. What about commitment? Does it take a strict sense of duty and conscious decisions to make a lifetime marriage possible? That’s part of it. But there is something more.


- When we married we made a commitment. Loyalty is both this powerfully binding feeling and the quality of our actions, both with our spouses and with others, to strengthen our ties and keep us together forever


http://www.globalethicsuniversity.com/articles/RespectStartingPoint.htm

Every kid has heard the statement, "Respect your elders!" Of course your mom was not only referring to grandparents and uncles but to your bossy older cousin who sometimes picked on you. It didn't matter what the cousin did, "respect your elders" was the mandate to show a certain level of respect for someone based on age no matter what. As a kid it seemed absurd.

As you got older and smarter, you discovered the principle that said, "Respect must be earned." If someone didn't earn it or deserve it, they didn't get it. That took the pressure off. Your whole view of respect changed. Now there were strings attached. As a result you developed two categories for respect: things you respected and things you didn't.
From then on it was easy and convenient to simply put things in the "no respect" category and let your feelings be your guide. Unfortunately, as time went by, rather than making life easier, it got harder. Moral ambiguity and ethical gray areas seemed to be everywhere.

Herein lies the critical connection between ethics and that unconditional respect that prevented you from kicking your cousin in the shins when you thought he deserved it. What your mom was really saying was that you must show everyone and everything a certain level of respect. Respect is more than a feeling but an obligation. You were to respect your friends and your enemies. You were to respect your own toys and your neighbor's.


This is saying you were being taught that respect equals good behavior and good behavior equals respect. You were also being taught from a young age to use this around other people or even you significant other.

Reasons For Marriage

Two main reasons for Marriage:

-unity between husband and wife

-procreating and educating children.

  • These reasons relate to loyalty, and respect because the unity is unconditional love and a life plan includes having children and their future.

Marriage Preparation

Marriage preparation is important in our society because you figure out if you really love your companion and you start to figure out your plan for the rest of your life and sit down and talk about kids and the future. This preparation gives you an idea of what that person will be like for the rest of your life and it will determine if it will lead to divorce.

What Should Happen?

Before:
  • develop a plan
  • meet with priest
  • see if you want the same thing
During:
  • help each other through the faith
  • communicate

Vocab:

Nuptial blessing: means "wedding." The nuptial blessings sanctifies the marriage covenant of the bride and groom. It takes place after the couple gives their consent to be married.

  • This deals with loyalty and promises their love for one another.
Parochial School: a private school by a parish. Catholics and other Christian denominations run parochial schools to educate children in the Faith.

  • This deals with the life plan because it is a requirement to have children in the church and planning on carrying on the faith is important.