Cursing the darkness is necessary sometimes, but this article is a nice, common sense candle that sheds real light. I thank him for it. Excerpts, with a few emphases of my own:
...Consider: Marriage is that natural human relationship established by God as the normal way for nearly all adults to live most of their lives. God blesses marriage and assists married persons to live in accord with this beautiful state in life. When, moreover, baptized persons enter this quintessential human relationship, Christ adds the special graces of a sacrament and assists married Christians to live as signs of his everlasting spousal union with his Church.