Why Marriage Is NOT a Contract (It’s a Covenant)

For the past 50 years the institution of marriage has been under attack. More and more couples are choosing not to get married with the mindset that, “we don’t need a piece of paper to show that we love each other.”

And yet, that is not at all what the Catholic Church teaches about this sacrament. Today, Fr. Mike delves into the difference between a contract between two persons and the covenant of marriage that every couple is called to enter into.

Encounter the realities of Catholic marriage. Edward and Beth Sri show readers that the struggles of marriage are to be expected and, even more so, they are purifying us to make us saints.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.