Causes & Consequences of Deconstructing Marriage 7/11/19

  • Dr. Francie Broghammer: ‘deconstructing marriage’; media articles, commentaries critiquing the institution of marriage, ‘modern marriage’, the ‘downside’ of isolation in a marriage vs. ‘freedom’ of unfettered single life, cohabitation; need to emphasize the reality of the bonds, blessings of matrimony.
  • Marriage and loneliness. Marriage is a good and there is a community that stands behind young Catholic couples.
  • Caller, Paul: intimacy before marriage clouds perspective.
  • Those who enter marriage with a “soul mate” are more isolated. Stability is not synonymous with co habitation.
  • Caller, Patrick: are homosexual unions happier?