My newly chaste life began when I put on the yoke of Christ and surrendered this area of my life to Him. I subjected my sexuality to the authority of Christ so that (at least in this area) I have become a “slave of Christ”—and I couldn’t be happier.
This is the beauty of Christ’s love; He created us and He loves us. He’s not concerned with who we were. But He cares deeply about who we can become—saints.
It’s tempting to think that chastity is either a quaint idea from once upon a time or else an impossible goal in a sexually depraved culture. In both cases you’d be wrong. Chastity is not only real and possible today—no matter your age or station in life—but it alone leads to healthy relationships and is available to all with the grace of God. It’s never too late to live a chaste life. I should know. I’ll be 47 this month and just now beginning my life of chastity.
What do you get when you combine Lenten sacrifices with New Year’s resolutions? My 3 Easter Resolutions to grow in mind, body, and spirit.
Let’s admit it guys, the single life can be fun. Outside of work, we pretty much get to do what we want, when we want, without anybody telling us otherwise. Outside work, there’s no one that we’re really responsible to and no one who depends on us for anything. Many single guys just fist-pumped, “FREEDOM!” Pretty sweet, huh? Well, I’m here to tell you that being single can actually be (wait for it…) emasculating. OUCH! Yes, in a very real sense, being single prevents a man from truly living out his calling as a man, which is to lay down his life for those he loves.