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5 Ways to Get Better at Practicing Chastity

Last edited 12th January 2016

Chastity is for lovers. That isn’t solely the title of my book, but a truth I believe with my whole heart. It’s a virtue for all of us—single, married, priest, nun—that creates conditions in which we can do what we were designed to do: love God and each other.

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Is Porn Cheating?

Last edited 21st December 2015

Bobby Angel, husband of Catholic musician and speaker Jackie Angel, talks about the serious spiritual effects of pornography on men and women. He explains how porn hijacks our natural ability to love and replaces it with a less dignified sense of ourselves and of others. Bobby also recommends several powerful weapons against porn: prayer, acts of charity, and asking friends to hold us accountable.

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Why Choose Celibacy? A Gay Catholic Speaks Out

Last edited 20th December 2015

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.

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Create in Me a Clean Heart A Pastoral Response to Pornography United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Last edited 18th November 2015

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has written a document denouncing pornography and its harmful effects on society.

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Porn's Effects on Marriage: What The Experts are Saying

Last edited 15th November 2015

Jason Evert has said that porn is the perfect way to shoot your future marriage in the head. Strong words, but true. In case you think he’s exaggerating, here are ten findings from the experts on how porn negatively impacts marriage.

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Get Married

Last edited 9th November 2015

Many of us have been dreaming about our love story since we were young. But now that we're grown and dating living, breathing men, we realize that our beaus are just as flawed and complex as we are. When faced with the possibility of marriage, we can rightfully start to worry that we don't have all the answers to the mystery of sharing a life with someone forever.

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When to Guard Your Heart: Proverbs 4:23

Last edited 9th November 2015

“Guard your heart” is a phrase we throw around a lot in my community. For me, it was especially important while I was on a dating fast. During that intentional time away from dating I ended up very closed off and guarded because I wanted to guard my heart not only from evil but also from pain and suffering. Guarding your heart from evils is a great thing in order to learn temperance and strength in times of temptation.

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Keep Dating Your Wife: 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her

Last edited 8th November 2015

Men marriage is a sacrament, just like confession or the Eucharist. A good marriage can literally give us spiritual life and grace. Isn’t that amazing? And yet despite this fact, many of us treat our spouse casually and irreverently, as a nuisance, or worse, as an enemy. How sad.

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Date a Man Long Enough

Last edited 4th November 2015

In the book Song of Songs, the woman says to her lover, “Your name is like purified oil.” In the Hebrew language, the word for name is best translated to be etched. In this day, a name was much more than what people would call you. A name was your character, your virtue; your hidden life with God. Proverbs says, “A good name is better than silver and gold.” A name spoke of a person’s core, the kind of person they are when no one is looking. She is saying to Solomon, “Your character is holy.”

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Porn is harmless? Think again

Last edited 28th October 2015

For young people, viewing sexually explicit web sites increased the likelihood of having more than one sexual partner in the last three months and for using alcohol and drugs during sexual activity. (26) The recent phenomenon of teenage sexting (the sending of sexually explicit photos, images, text messages or emails using a mobile device) has been linked with pornography exposure.

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