Marriage is extremely difficult. Few people in our time prepare themselves adequately for the challenges of marriage – and the result is frequently disastrous. A successful marriage requires not only spiritual preparation (as many in the Church mistakenly believe) but also practical life skills. These skills include the ability to perform domestic duties, to deal with financial responsibilities, to form lasting and healthy relationships, to communicate effectively, and to be good parents.
In this talk, Father Kosmas explains that both spirituality and practical life skills need to be developed over the years while one is still single, not right before marriage or even after marriage. While many mistakenly consider the single life a time for fun and freedom, viewing married life as restrictive and oppressive, Father Kosmas emphasises that th ...... Read more