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
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:
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.
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.
This 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: