2018-05_LT-ToTheGirl

To the Girl Who Can’t Wait

It was a hot, dry summer in Kansas. I was the curious girl in love, going on a date with my forever crush.

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2018-04_LT-Kissing

What’s the Deal with Kissing?

You hooked up with someone. You should feel amazing.” But amazing was about the farthest thing from what I felt.

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2016-10_lt-dontgetcreative

How to Protect Your Heart: Don’t Get Creative

Emotional chastity is a commitment to allowing the other person to be who they are, rather than who I want them to be. It is rooted in reality.

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2016-06_LT-howfaristoofar

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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2016-4_LT-SameBed

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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2015-03_LT-DangerDating

5 Ugly Truths That Lead to Dangerous Dating

There are five specific dangerous diseases that have taken hold of our generation’s structure of the common dating relationship, abusively remodeling it’s makeup, just as I violently shake and squeeze the Hershey’s bottle when it’s down to the last drops because someone abused the basic human right of chocolate syrup. […]

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2015-02_LT-SharingBed

The Many Hazards of a Co-Ed Sleepover

So you’ve decided you’re not going to have sex until you get married. You’ve heard the reasons and agree with God’s plan for your body and soul. Good call. However, unless you live under a rock, you know that this is an easy decision to make and a much more […]

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2015-07_LeadMeToChrist

If You Love Me… Lead Me to Christ

Choosing to center your relationship on Christ is going to bring you the most peace and lasting happiness. I’m glad that you want more for yourself than to settle for falling into a pattern of sin.

Sometimes we, as Catholics, think going to Confession and promising it (our sin) won’t happen again will magically give us the power to stop sinning. While Confession is a great start, it is just that – a starting place. God gives us grace to continue moving forward, He offers us help to avoid sin, and we have to do our part to follow His path to holiness.

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2014-05_LT-PastMistakes

A Present Love Stronger Than Your Past Mistakes

I have great news for you: a good guy already loves you! Your value and your dignity, on your best day or after your worst decision, can be found in looking at a crucifix. Jesus didn’t lay down His life just hoping that humanity would be nicer and more deserving of Him. He loved us, and still loves us, in the middle of our shady pasts and our messy presents.

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2013-02_LT-Dating

Should We Date?

So in an attempt to redeem myself (because apparently 'Just deal with it' doesn't cut it) here are some of the ways I've learned I can change my bad day into a day in which I feel blessed.

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