Economics and marriage Admin Friday, October 3, 2014 Sure it matters to women that a marriageable man has a good job, and it matters that good jobs are hard to find, but the main reason marriage is in decline is that its sacramental character is ignored. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.