Chastity abstinence and dating
Fifteen There is a Taylor Swift song called “Fifteen” that contains a lyric that deeply resonates with me: “In your life, you’ll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team. I reached for my pocket to check my phone for a text.
I didn’t know it at fifteen.” Twenty-five used to feel old to me. Everyone around me was still there, but for that moment they ceased to exist.
Throw a little something called “chemistry,” or romance, into the mix, and the whole process becomes as tricky as a chem lab experiment. There was a time when I would spend hours analyzing a single text message that perhaps contained five words.
Other times, I would find myself scrolling through an entire text conversation trying to decipher if this guy was interested in me or not. We say that the dating world is so confusing, but I think Read more…
You may have a picture in your head of your ideal future – a dream of the way you would like your life to go.
This may involve a spouse, a dog, six children, and a white picket fence, or it may look more to you like a life spent deep in prayer and service, or even in total isolation Read more…
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good ol’ girl gushing sesh, but it hurts me Read more… When it happens, the feeling that comes stings like a jellyfish (although I’ve never been stung by a jellyfish to know).In this blog I’d like to share a huge lesson that I have learned through my own life experience and Read more…I’m probably not the only single Catholic who’s read the Book of Tobit and swooned over the notion that God has set someone apart for me since the beginning of creation.The upside, however, is that many young, single Catholics continue to actively strive for chastity and understand why it is necessary.We have heard so many amazing accounts of what it means to give and receive authentic love, and we are always able to Read more… or are currently letting your heart take flight into the unknown of falling in love, which is terrifying but also pretty exhilarating at the same time.