So… this is really interesting.
“Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm.”
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?
What a joyful testament to the love a parent has for a child. Wow.
A beautiful way to remind us that we matter.
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!
Incoming college students next fall will begin receiving information during orientation to raise awareness about unplanned pregnancies.
Interesting article, and I’m just wondering how they’re factoring abortions into this overall. Birth control and abortion are not the answer to reducing teen pregnancies.