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– Tired of Being Single Dear Tired, First of all, I get where you’re coming from.When you meet someone you really like, it’s easy to start making compromises on some of the things you were originally looking for. Growing up in the church, I thought I had a solid understanding of how my story would play out. No matter how you choose to word it, being single was never in my plans.[…] Continue Reading » In reaction to the increasing physical immorality spreading through society today, and in an attempt to counter the message constantly being sold through advertising, movies, music, and even best-selling books that says sexual intimacy is not only okay, but expected, outside of marriage, the Catholic online world has been buzzing with all sorts of articles […] Continue Reading » I’m sure you’ve heard it.Your Spanish or French or German speaking friends have mentioned that English is just lacking when it comes to “love.” Maybe you heard in a homily or a talk at a retreat all about the top three Greek words for love (philia, agape, eros), or the seemingly endless list of Latin terms […] Continue Reading » If you are a warm-blooded, sentient, and rational American who desires to love and be loved, then you have probably experienced at some point in your life a profusion of emotions in the days leading up to and on Valentine’s Day. From the time of our youth and continuing all the way through adulthood, there is […] Continue Reading » “Choose someone God-fearing, and make God the center of your relationship.” When this advice was given in a talk for college students about dating and marriage, a girl in the audience asked, “If we’re going to be thinking of God all the time, how can our relationship be exciting?
And since dating is the first step toward marriage, it follows that Christians should not date non-Christians either. I have met so many believers who—when times got tough or lonely—ditched that rule and started a relationship with an unbeliever. “My boyfriend acts more like a Christian than my Christian friends do,” they say.Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. 1600, “sameness, oneness, state of being the same,” from Middle French identité (14c.), from Medieval Latin identitatem (nominative identitas) “sameness,” ultimately from […] Continue Reading » Dear Future Husband, I wonder what you are doing at this moment. Maybe you’re chatting with friends, or are laughingly lost in a field of dandelions. The story also allows us to see our Blessed Mother’s intercessory influence, Jesus’ approval of human marriage, and His care for humanity to the point of assisting us even with the more mundane items such as wine at a wedding […] Continue Reading » I’ve noticed that so many young Catholics have an inordinate amount anxiety about their vocations. When I understood that my vocation was to the married life, it felt like I spent every waking moment worrying about it. Was this other particular person […] Continue Reading » “Become the woman of your dreams, then you will attract the man of your dreams.” -Sarah Swafford Emotional chastity is not to prevent love, it’s to give you authentic love.Emotional chastity, like physical chastity, requires discipline.I’ve been single for years, but I recently met a guy I hit it off with right away.I’m interested in getting to know him more—the only problem is he’s not a Christian.