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Chastity

We try to talk about chastity (at least once) with every group we ever work with, 7th grade and up. It’s a critical virtue in such an unchaste world and we’d encourage everyone who has any kind of moral influence over teenagers – parents, educators, youth ministers – to do the same. We cannot talk about chastity enough.

But that can be a tall order… who here received good information from their own parents about love, sex, dating, relationships? Yeah, me neither. So then how can we talk to teenagers about this when it wasn’t modeled well for us? It’s possible. But it requires some courage, some honesty, and some good information.

I’m in high school, and I think I’m gay. What do I do? Step one: live chastity (we know we sound like a broken record on this one… but seriously, live chastity). Learn more about chastity, make a commitment to living it, stay away from all...

I’m totally cool with the Church’s teaching on this topic, but I have friends and family members who aren’t. How do I talk about this with them? “There are not a hundred people in America that hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people of...