I haven’t joined this forum yet, but the idea is intriguing.
Mom as matchmaker? It sounds archaic to modern ears, but the method is tried and true. In fact, in this age of divorce, the concept of moms (or dads) playing matchmaker for their children is making a comeback. After all, who knows a child better?
If your child is a practicing Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium (no Cafeteria Catholics, please!), and if he or she feels called to the vocation of marriage, come on in and chat with other like-minded parents. Geography should not be a barrier to building strong Catholic families.
Let's get to know each other, let's help our children find true and lasting joy through holy marriage, and let's help build up God's Kingdom!
I know that when my college sons visit my mother and attend Mass with her, other grandmothers often drop hints about their Catholic granddaughters who are available. And if I am truly honest, I admit I have my eye on some of the young ladies and young men in our parish as “mommy-approved” candidates for future spouses. However, I don’t know how receptive my children would be if I tried to take an active role as matchmaker.
I do know that every single day, as I pray for my children, I specifically pray:
If you will call any of my children to the vocation of marriage, I ask you now to send your Holy Spirit to their future spouses. Give them the grace to be open to you. May they and my children journey together towards Heaven through your One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Amen.
I suppose I could also add, “And may the Holy Spirit guide my matchmaking!”
H/T to Kelly for the link.