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Can Same-Sex Couples Adopt?

Last night my boyfriend walked up to me and shut my iPad. “Please hang out and talk with me!” he implored… begging me to pause the TV show that has been eating up all my free time. In that moment, I had a choice. I could say no, claim I […]

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Asking: How Far is Too Far?

Enquiring minds need to know: what is the virtuous, unmarried Catholic man or woman to do, when they like someone and want to show it? Sexual desires are a normal, healthy part of being human, right? So if chastity is about respect for sex and our sexuality – and there’s […]

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How to Master the Art of Conversation

Just recently, I realized there is a common denominator between the following: Flying on an Airplane, Waiting Rooms, and Grocery Lines. Take a wild guess… no really, don’t scroll down yet… you should guess… The answer: Picking up my phone and scrolling aimlessly through whatever I can. Yes, you know […]

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That Post-Retreat Parent Conversation: Here’s How to Handle It

They know you well, and they want to know what’s new in your life, whether it’s orthodontics, a crush or the Holy Spirit.

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What to do When the Person You Like Isn’t Catholic

When you’re interested in dating someone, the biggest question you should ask yourself is why you want to date that person. What’s your motivation?

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Dating Gracefully: Advice for Girls

Knowing that God loves you just as you are allows you to be yourself on a date. Since you are loved by Him, there’s no need to question whether or not you are lovable. Knowing that you were uniquely created, with your own beauty and mystery, will help you “guard your heart” and not feel like you have to share every detail of your life early in the dating process. Knowing that God wants us to love others will guide you to be respectful and thoughtful on a date.

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The Emptiness of Me, Myself, and I

Trust me, I’m the first to admit that it can be tempting to buy into the “me, myself, and I” anthem and get carried away with taking care of me and only me.

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Is it Okay to Share a Bed When You’re Dating?

If we’re striving to live the virtue of chastity, and be pure in all of our relationships, there’s something to be said for common sense here.

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That’s True Love.

He admired a love that was willing to sacrifice for the good of the other. He admired a love that was authentic and joyful in that sacrifice.

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Love and Baggage: How to Forgive Him or Her for the Past

I recently entered an “official” relationship, and after entering dating status, he revealed to me that he is not a virgin. My heart hurts so much right now.

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