Premarital Inventory

So last night we met with Father Tom. He seems to be a super cool priest - Very funny, mellow, low key. We enjoy him a lot; he may even get us to go back to church. Anyways, we had to go meet with him last night to take our “Premarital Inventory.”

On the way I said to Mike they need to give it an updated name so that you don’t feel like you are going to take a checklist of what you have and don’t have in your house. Clean Underwear – Check. Bible – Check. Cross – Check. Coffee – Check. Engagement Ring – Ooops forgot so we had to turn around and get it (although we hadn’t really gotten past our driveway yet). Joint Checking – Nope. You get the idea.

When we got to the TEST I was delighted to hear that it was just statements that you just agree or disagree with…UNTIL I sat down. There were TONS of statements on there about sex. Now…I understand if they want to ask us if we plan on having children or if we know if one or the other can’t have kids because according to Catholics then they can’t marry you (which I think is absurd because there are plenty of kids out there that need adopted) but these questions were a bit racy! I mean come on?!?! Shouldn’t those questions be for me and my fiancĂ© alone!?!?

There were also statements about money, kids, and family interference but the sex ones made me feel really uncomfortable! That makes me uncomfortable anyways and then to sit me in a room where Jesus Christ is staring me down, I feel like a priest is spying on me, and I know that whoever sees the results will be judging me for my answers?!?! Good times!

But my absolute favorite statement of all was the VERY LAST statement that asked you to agree or disagree with “I understand why the Catholic Church does not allow couples to live together before marriage.” Well, as you probably know, Mike and I live together and that’s why we had to answer this statement. There was a special section for “cohabitating” couples. Mike said at first he put agree, but I firmly said disagree! And then Mike changed his answer! Seriously…I don’t think there would have been anyway that Mike and I would have been together for 5 years (this Christmas Eve) if we wouldn’t have lived together! I think you learn a lot about yourself and your mate when you live together – good and bad and not always for the better. It doesn’t work for everyone, but I think it’s good for those who want to make it work.

And it doesn’t mean that you are humping like Rabbits just because you are living together! That’s all I have to say on that! Sorry to be so crude but some of those statements were crude!


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