"Maybe it’s time to stop being so picky."
On the list of well-intentioned remarks married friends and relatives make to single Catholics, that sentiment is among the most oft expressed. It’s also among the most misguided.
At least, it can be … depending on what people mean by "picky."
If they’re telling us to throw out the list we’ve been carrying around since high school, enumerating all the qualities we want in a spouse, then they’re right.
If, however, they mean we need to lower our standards, then they couldn’t be more wrong.
What’s the difference?
Lists are what we take to the grocery store. They remind us to buy garlic, eggs and chicken. They’re helpful when shopping...READ MORE