Oh Jennifer – such a good article. Thank you for writing this, in particular:
“I do not see women who display a blatant disregard for what their Church teaches.
Instead, I see women who love their Catholic faith, and who genuinely desire to live in accordance with its tenets.
I see women who have been bombarded by secular wisdom on human sexuality, yet who have never heard a detailed explanation of their own Church’s beliefs in this area.”
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Well this is…. very interesting. And a problem I had no idea was this prevalent in our country.
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.
Very powerful story. I just added her book to my Amazon cart in advance of her re-release later this spring. Grateful for women who have endured, and then found their voice, because they’re helping all of us find ours.
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?
Chemistry is important, but it’s only half the equation.
Such a loving and beautiful story. Thank you to Neely for sharing this poignant example of love in action!