2016-3_LT-HowtoHeaven

How to Help Me Get to Heaven: 15 Guys and Girls Weigh In

So, I asked 15 people who I know are striving for Heaven, what guys and girls can start doing to help them grow closer to God.

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This is How to Talk to Your Friend Who is Gay

My advice to all you who are friends of guys or girls who have same-sex attraction is to simply love them. They need good same-gender friendship more than anything.

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2015-11_LT-MovingAway

What I Learned by Moving Away from My Best Friend

One moment in particular, this became extremely difficult. I found myself growing and changing in a lot of ways that were not necessarily for the better.

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How to Be Friends with a Future Priest

Moving out of high school and into college, I have some really good guy friends who are entering the seminary. How can I (a girl) keep good, holy, pure, and healthy relationships with these guys?

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Squad Goals

And my faith and how I was living my life changed tremendously. This is because I have friends that pray with and for me.

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Jesus Ruined My Senior Year

It was a Saturday night and I was completely alone. I had cash in my pocket and gas in my truck but I had no friends anymore. The phone was not ringing. The silence was a deafening reminder to how ‘sad’ my social life had become in a very short amount of time. This had never happened to me in my previous three years of high school. My senior year was supposed to be epic! Instead it was growing increasingly lonely and there was only one person to blame: Jesus.

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Dreaming of Love: What to Do if You’re Crushing on Your BFF

Q: I’ve noticed that every time I meet a new guy, and we start to become friends, I instantly start looking at our relationship as a potential “more than friends” kind of relationship. Sometimes I take it as far as imagining what life would be like if I did marry that person. I’m not sure how to get out of this. I want to be friends with guys.

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Boring Catholics

This doesn’t mean that you should just settle for boring friends. When Jesus promised to give us “life to the full” (John 10:10), He must’ve meant something more exciting than a youth group bowling trip. Have you prayed for good friendships? Ask God to provide friends that are pursuing holiness that you also enjoy hanging out with.

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2013-11_LT-FightGoodFight

Fight the Good Fight: The Importance of Affirmation

“You know, when I see these things, I always am reminded of how we need to live our lives. Sometimes I forget that,” my friend told me as we stood in front of the Twelfth Station of the Cross, the station in which Jesus dies upon the tree. “Well we […]

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The Crying Chair

The chair had a problem though. While I could sit in it, drink coffee, talk on the phone, and do homework unaffected, I was the only one. For everyone else, it was the 'crying chair.' Girls that had been frolicking through the hallway singing N'Sync (which was our One Direction) would see that my door was open and, upon entering and sitting down, would burst into tears. I would sit on my standard-issue desk chair and nod, sympathetically, while they poured out their hearts.

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