In or near Naples, FL?

In or near Naples, FL? Then I’ll see you tomorrow! I’ll chat about practicing chastity in a culture that calls it crazy at Theology on Tap at St. John the Evangelist. Deets:

Date: June 2, 2015

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Event: Theology on Tap

Sponsor: St. John’s Young Adults

Venue: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Location: 625 111th Ave. N., Naples, FL

What a woman should do when she likes a man.

Co-written by Bobby Angel

This post is co-written with Bobby Angel, my friend Jackie Francois Angel’s husband.

Last year, I (Arleen), wrote a post called “When a man likes a woman” for the Catholic Match Institute’s blog. It listed what men should do who are into a woman:

Ask questions. Use words. Seek counsel. Follow through. Save sex.

After they read it, several readers wondered: But what should a woman do when she likes a man? I think she should do the same stuff, I said. But I also thought a man ought to answer that question. So, I asked Bobby Angel. Here is his insight:

How to want what God wants before you know what it is.

I am a Roman Catholic Christian. A “God person,” according to the not-so-into-God kid who called me that when we were students at the Protestant school I attended for fifth through twelfth grades.

Church is my jam. I pray. I underline stuff in the Bible. I believe that God is good, that providence is real, that Jesus is my homeboy – you know, the whole bit. So you can imagine my own surprise the night I realized that I had never actually wanted what God wants for me.

Click here to read the rest of this post, which I wrote for a vocation/calling series on fellow author Tyler Braun’s blog.

CHASTITY IS FOR MEN | Shane Blackshear edition.

This post is one in a series designed to combat the belief that it’s “impossible” for men to save sex (or sex from now on) for marriage. Each edition features a man who was a virgin at marriage, who proves that belief wrong, who uses his experience to encourage both men and women who practice chastity.

kate-amp-shaneThis edition of CHASTITY IS FOR MEN features Shane Blackshear, a blogger and host of the Seminary Dropout podcast.

I was a guest on it last year, and so appreciated that during my episode, while we discussed Chastity Is For Lovers, Shane candidly acknowledged that he was a virgin at marriage.

Shane, who was married at 25 and is 32 now, is gracious to help prove that chastity IS for men: