I always thought I would be an absolute pro at dating. I had read all the books on the subject – everything by Jason Evert, everything by Joshua Harris, everything by Dawn Eden – and I felt totally prepared. That feeling lasted until exactly five and a half months ago – the moment I actually … Continue reading The Most Important Conversation When You Start a Relationship
If you had to pick one defining feature of Christian dating, what would it be? Coffee-dates after the Sunday service? Sending each other your favourite worship songs? Leaving room for the Holy Spirit? Pondering how great you’d both be at married ministry? If I was going to pick just one, it would have to be … Continue reading Stop Pretending Physical Attraction Doesn’t Matter
Dear Young Catholic Men, I’ve never been on a date. That’s not to say I’ve never been in a romantic relationship; I’ve been in several. I’ve just never been on a classic get-to-know-you date, outside of an official relationship. At the release of Part-time Prophet’s article Young Catholic Men, Why Aren’t We Dating? I couldn’t … Continue reading Young Catholic Men, Why I’m Not Dating You
Young Catholic men, we have a problem. It’s a problem that is going to require all of our courage, confidence and creativity to solve. It’s a problem that affects many of our friends; it might even be affecting you. Finally, it’s a problem that’s frustrating many of the beautiful, wonderful, young Catholic women in our … Continue reading Young Catholic Men, Why Aren’t We Dating?
At some point, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” I have. I’ve gotten it from a friend justifying a spontaneous hook up with some guy she barely knew at a party. A couple of times, I’ve heard it from people who made a habit of leading others on, just … Continue reading Hate the Game
About three months ago I was sitting on a couch, listening to a couple of my friends discuss the idea of marriage. Neither of them took what could be called a “traditional” view on the subject and it was probably mere moments before I began raining my Catholic opinion down upon them like the ten … Continue reading Love is simple.