CHASTITY IS FOR MEN | James Blanchet 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.

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This edition of CHASTITY IS FOR MEN features James Blanchet, who works for the Department of Juvenile Justice by day and plays the drums, shoots guns and ages beer by night.

He loves mass with incense, dogs with soft ears and listening to jazz on vinyl. He lives in Panama City, Fla. with his wife, Alison. And Bobby Angel once complemented his beard.

James is gracious to help prove that chastity is for men:

Why celebs who save sex make a difference.

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A shoutout I gave on Facebook.

Over the weekend, Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback, sat on stage at a church for a conversation with the congregation’s pastor. During it, he admitted: he isn’t sleeping with his girlfriend.

That’s a big deal, according to MTV, and to people who practice chastity, to Seahawks fans and Ciara fans (she’s his girlfriend) — all, of course, for different reasons.

News of the couple’s decision to abstain from sex while they date quickly spread. When I heard, I gave ’em a shoutout on social media.

Some people who saw what I posted praised the couple’s decision. Others called the couple out.

Win ‘Chastity Is For Lovers’ today.

I’ve got a couple of copies of Chastity Is For Lovers up for grabs today, and there are two ways to win (by 10 p.m. eastern time!). Easy ways.

1. Answer the chastity question in a comment on this post on my Facebook page.

and/or

2. Retweet the following tweet:

Winners’ names will be drawn randomly and to qualify, a participant must live within the United States. Winners will be contacted via Facebook or Twitter and must provide a snail mail address to claim their prizes.

CHASTITY IS FOR MEN | Everett Fritz 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.

everettThis edition of CHASTITY IS FOR MEN features my friend Everett Fritz, a chastity author, blogger and speaker.

Everett, who is a founding member and developer of YDisciple, a small group discipleship program for teens, is 31 and has been married for 9 years to his high school sweetheart.

He is gracious to help prove that chastity is for men.

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: