1. Get a passport. Married people aren’t exempted from getting passports. My sister-in-law, engaged before she was 23, took a road trip across the US and then went to Europe the following summer with her husband.Well said, Joy. Happy Valentines Day everyone!
2. Find your thing. I haven’t lost anything I didn’t intend to lose. I have a collection of paintings, embroidery, stories, and pictures of cakes that I’ve made AFTER I was married.
3. Make out with a stranger. After marriage, the only person in the world you will want to kiss is your spouse. Can kissing my husband be my new “thing”?
7. Get a tattoo, it’s more permanent than marriage. Make a vow to God, it’s more permanent than a tattoo.
8. Explore a new religion. Visit the Holy Land. Far too many of us operate on bad interpretations of the Catholic Church’s teachings and are sorely misguided. The major news outlets make a huge profit on these errors, so they’re invested in spinning the truth.
9. Start a small business. I’m one of many self-employed young mothers, and I have been for the last five years. The flexibility is great for family life.
11. Date two people at once. I’ve never been so bored that I felt the need to create drama, like dating two people at once. We don’t even own cable; there’s never a dull moment in a household of small children.
15. Disappoint your parents. As a parent now, I can reassure you, you’ve already accomplished this by age 5.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Here's a brilliant response to the ill-famous essay known as "23 things to do instead of getting engaged". While the author of the latter believes that there may be things that are "more fun" than family and marriage (and showers the audience with ideas to mess their lives), Joy Kubik presents a Catholic alternative to those perverted advices: