Catholic men dating
Dating is an awesome, terrible, challenging, great, heartbreaking institution. It can leave you floating on air or crashing back to earth.
The Situation: Things seem to be going pretty well – and then all of a sudden it ends with one line: “It’s not you, it’s God.” Sometimes, well-intentioned Catholics will use God to get out of a relationship they don’t want to be in anymore. Those are both decisions that we made for ourselves, but they sound way better if God told us to do it.
The Solution: Chastity is not primarily a no to sex, but a yes to God’s plan for sex and our sexuality.
His will is that sex would be about life and love in the commitment of marriage – not that we would use another person for temporary pleasure.
Just don’t name-drop God because you think that will hurt the other person less… The Solution: It is important to be a person of prayer and do your best to follow God’s will in all your relationships.
But ALWAYS be up front with the person that you’re dating: if you don’t want to date them anymore, don’t date them anymore.
If you’re not having sex with your girlfriend but you are watching porn, that isn’t chastity. She Says: We’re not just bodies – we’re bodies, hearts, minds, and souls.
So it’s important to remember that what we do with our bodies (the way we dress, talk, joke around, date, kiss, etc.) impacts our souls.
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