My Chaste One-Woman Marriage

I had a chaste, one-woman marriage. And we had four wonderful children. In fact, we had five children, until one of them was adopted—which is precisely why we chose a Catholic faith. In my…

My Chaste One-Woman Marriage

I had a chaste, one-woman marriage. And we had four wonderful children.

In fact, we had five children, until one of them was adopted—which is precisely why we chose a Catholic faith.

In my columns last week, I concluded that Catholic babies grow up better educated, have less substance abuse problems, and are less likely to become drug addicts. They are likely to marry a doctor and get educated.

Maybe that’s true, maybe it’s not. Whatever the case, I couldn’t disagree more with your argument that the church condemns the same-sex sexual activity that we baptize, teach in the Catholic school system, feed, wash, and give to our children. Our church has always taken an aggressive stand against that.

Perhaps it’s true that the church frowns on gay and lesbian relationships. Perhaps that’s why the institution of marriage has been so thriving.

But perhaps it’s not true. That may be because people who want to marry get married, and don’t have children. It’s a way to reach two different audiences: the ones you’re marrying, and the one you’re divorcing.

Maybe the church is on the right side of the issue when it comes to giving the institution of marriage a fighting chance.

Whatever happens, I wish you much peace, love, and happiness.

Dan Viets lives in Colorado Springs, CO, and is the founder of E-Lance. He is the author of the book “The Catholic Road to Happiness,” and he hosts the online talk show “Life After the Catholic Church,” which you can find on Catholicism Today.

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