Advice For the Single Christian…

... All of which I have heard from well meaning friends, and is promptly followed with some clever retort like "how but a nice hot cup of shut the hell up". … [Read more...]

Nobody has ever died from not having sex…

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... One of the first lessons I learned as a young woman was that just because a man sexually desires you does not mean he loves you. It's a hard lesson for so many girls to learn. "Why would he kiss me if he didn't like me"? He kissed you because boys like to kiss. Girls like to kiss too, but for completely different reasons. Girls kiss because first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Suzy with a baby carriage. A boy will kiss simply because some girl let him.Somewhere through the … [Read more...]

How does a single woman handle her sex drive…

... OK, since she asked first I'll bring the question to you, good Catholic readers. How does a single Catholic woman handle her sex drive in a healthy way?For some people this really isn’t an issue—just go get some! But for me, this is issue. I am virgin, and have the conviction to stay abstinent till he, whoever he is, “puts a ring on it.” But with this sex drive, I have had plenty of thoughts of abandoning this conviction.What I’m trying to say is that I want to know how to have health … [Read more...]

it’s not the Church’s responsibility to see to it that you have a fulfilling social life…

... My previous Patheos column was about married sex and last week Simcha Fisher wrote about single Catholics and asked them what they needed from the Church. Talk about role reversals.I can write about being single, and I do from time to time, but too much just starts to sound like whining. It's also not good for me to continually harp on the obvious fact. Harping won't change the situation other than to call it into attention. I don't want to write it anymore than you want to read it. … [Read more...]

When you’re single you can have cashews and Yoohoo for dinner while watching Say Yes to the Dress and there’s no one around to remind you how fattening cashews are or how tv rots your brains…

... Having no one to impress really does have it's advantages. Today I am looking at the bright side of things. Tomorrow may be another story, but today I'm enjoying the freedom to have the TV remote to myself and to eat my dinner from a can of nuts.For the most part I'm content with where God has me right now. In between periods of contentment I have hissy fits. I hear this is normal though. Whatever mood I may be in - good, bad, or completely indifferent - I will always react poorly … [Read more...]


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