Once again, Matt speaks truth in a simple and direct way that I appreciate about his writing. Worth the read for anyone, but particularly for those who struggle with commitment, and / or a constant feeling of inadequacy in relationships.
There are obviously other issues at play that can affect someone’s not-feeling-ready, but generally speaking a societal shift towards cohabitation and not-marriage is worth examining at it’s root; fear.
This woman writes well, and speaks about understanding the dignity and beauty of the human body apart from the procreative act that so much of our culture is obsessed with.
“Many of us spend our energy looking forward, focused on something that is “not yet.” We feel discontent and impatient. We compare ourselves to others. We’re afraid to share our struggles with chastity. We are caught between a hyper sexualized culture and a marriage-obsessed Church community.”
As a single woman, this resonates true with me. I’m curious what others have to say?
Excerpt from this amazing article:
In other words, when most people hear the word “love,” they no longer think of this:
Instead, they think of this:
And that’s a problem.
Because when we value most what we should value most, that right ordering has a trickle-down effect, illuminating how we see and go about everything else. When we value the wrong thing most, however, the same trickle-down effect occurs, only it brings darkness not illumination.
This is true in business. A businessmen who values profit over serving the common good, respecting his employees, or making a good product, is far more likely to sacrifice integrity, honesty, and quality. Because he values the wrong thing most, he’s more prone to failing at everything else.
The same is true in love.
This, is awesome. Such simple instructions, but not as commonly followed. This is an awesome post.
Men, read this.
Women, don’t be like this.
Kudos to you, Mr. Everett.
“The star of the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love blazed a trail for gay actors when he came out as homosexual 20 years ago.
However, he has been criticised by gay rights groups after giving an interview in which he decried same-sex couples who have children.
The 53-year-old told the Sunday Times Magazine that his mother Sara had met his boyfriend but “still wishes I had a wife and kids.”
“She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her,” he said. “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.
“Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion. — The UK Telegraph”