In the recent circular of Thamarassery diocese in Kerala, Bishop Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil to his faithful flocks of the diocese, advocated that late marriage can create negative impact on relation between partners and between parents and children. The priority to the career and the intention of to be in one’s own leg make the marriage late which results in less possibility of finding a suitable partner in life and an appropriate planning for family life. The late marriage even causes the declining percentage of population too.

“Our suggestion is that women should marry at the age of 23 and men at the age of 25”says Bishop Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil, as reported by UCANINDIA. Today’s youth should learn from the older generation who gave more importance on getting married and planning a family life. Individuals are free to choose when to marry was also pointed and the bishop said, ”it was only a suggestion from the parish assembly”.

 If the present situation is connected to the finding of the researchers at the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, the picture is clear. “Culturally, young adults have increasingly come to see marriage as a ‘capstone’ rather than a ‘cornerstone’ — that is, something they do after they have all their other ducks in a row, rather than a foundation for launching into adulthood and parenthood”, as reported by the Therefore, the present trend is an alarming situation to the Indian Catholic families, where each one gives much value to family and family life.


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