Easter Eggs and Marriage Beds: Why Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

eastereggpileA lot is made of Americans’ need for “instant gratification.” Think fast-food, credit cards, and the endless supply of mindless entertainment available on the internet. In my latest piece, I apply modernity’s compulsive qualities to two distinct, but interrelated areas: holidays and marriage. In both instances, we seem to have an inability to “wait,” too often “celebrating” the occasion long before the Big Day has arrived. The results are predicable: dissatisfaction and unsustainability.

Of course, the Church has a more refreshing take on things, an approach that leads joy that’s more authentic and longer-lasting. Because some things are worth the wait.

Click here to read the piece over at Ethika Politika.

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One comment

  1. Annik Greco · · Reply

    I agree with you.
    But I think that it’s not just with holidays and marriage that people get like that. I think we are so used to imagine how life would be if every thing could be like we choose that we create expectations about everything so we get disappointed when it doesn’t work like imagined.

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