What seems to be universal is the fact that people don’t stumble into chastity–they work for it.
It’s not just about rules, it’s about building your relationship with Christ first and foremost; purity is just a means to that end. Be strong when you can and when you’re weak, let Christ be strong for you.
After last week’s post on chastity, some of you might be wondering how on earth people do it.
From what I’ve gathered, it generally involves more than just a strong will; it involves prayer and guidelines and communication and mercy.
After 2 degrees in theology and 5 years in the classroom, I quit my 9-5 to follow Christ more literally.
Given current cultural trends, a faith-focused approach to love is sorely needed.
There are many ideas I can write down for you to consider, but I honestly think the best three resources I can offer you are the following: which you can order on-line off this website.
I really believe the combination of these three resources will not only help you to overcome the battle for purity now at the engagement stage of your relationship, but ultimately open the path for you to have God-glorifying romance in your marriage.
I hope I can offer you some practical ideas and encouragement to help you win the battle for purity.
She had been involved in some heavy foreplay but it took her a while to find someone in the Church to tell her that was seriously sinful.
The purpose of this leaflet, then, is to lay out clearly what sort of behavior is sinful, and what alternative behaviors are warm, healthy and foundational for a good marriage.
But as the relationship progressed it has become increasingly harder for Him and, I feel, a bit easier for me to live out chastity.
But I feel bad because he says he wishes I had the same passion and desire he does.