Originally Posted by FlyGap
AQHSam, I'm a Baptist/Luthren/Christian yeah, messed up huh! But I and other protestant's believe marriage is a Holy sacrament and binding with God. I'm not sure what's going on with that?
We joined in a union under God, what God brought together, let no man divide...
Don't Catholics have a way to get forgiveness?
Thanks for the religious lesson! Yes. We can go through the sacrament of reconciliation and ask for absolution of our sins and perform our penance. My last penance was 25 hail mary's. I was a baaaaaaaaad girl.
One reason I didn't think the Protestants considered it a sacrament has to do with the Catholic form of record keeping.
I had to send of for my baptism record and it has each of the sacraments I have participated in (baptism, communion, confirmation and it lists my non-Catholic marriage annullment. (cough cough). After April, it will officially list my marriage as a record of sacrament.
Come to think of it, I guess the root of marriage did stem from the idea of a financial contract between families.
Huh. Going to think on that one.