Post # 1
Fiance & I are meeting with our priest (catholic) to hopefully get a date set this week. I am sure he will be asking us why we want to get married. Well, we know why…but what exactly is he looking for in this answer? Kind of nervous and don’t want to give the wrong answer and have trouble getting approved for marriage.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
Don’t sweat it. My FI and I had our first meeting with our priest a few weeks ago. He simply asked us how long we’ve known each other, how long we’ve dated, what we do fme our careers, etc. He never flat out asked why we want to get married. If yours does, I would say something along the lines of wanting to share your lives with each other, become a family, etc. Its more of a getting to know you session rather than a grilling you and trying to trick you into answers.
Post # 3
Well, you want to make a life long commitment to each other, one which will include a family. Because the Catholic church teaches that marriage is the next step to take when you find the person you love, want to share the rest of your life with, and create a family with. That you realize that the rite/sacrament of marriage in a Catholic church is the step you are both ready and wanting to take.
The priest is looking for honesty and to be sure that you aren’t entering into this sacrament lightly.
Post # 4
Thank you both very much for some very helpful insight.
I’m sure it will go well, I’m just a little nervous.