Catholic dating advice
We know that the church isn't the most popular source for relationship advice among young adults today.
But the church does have a lot to say about the matter—and believe it or not, it's not all about sin.
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I’ve decided you should give girls dating advice instead. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts. ME: I still don’t know about this, I mean, what if— GOD: Geoffrey. I’ve brought fire forth from a green bush and children from a barren womb. Rather, I’m going to ramble about the practical things that often get overlooked when dealing with men.
And while I applaud the sentiment and hope good men will take Josh up on his challenge, I think an additional exhortation is in order: Catholic men, please be smart daters.
Please don't think us ladies expect you to be perfect at dating - we certainly aren't - but it might be helpful to be aware of some of the pitfalls or problems that can crop up.
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The following articles deal with the messy reality of love, sex, dating, and marriage. Sex, lies, and hook-up culture Don't believe all your friends tell you about sleeping around. Take advantage of what the church offers engaged couples, even if your path to the altar doesn't follow the ideal. You might want to listen to the church's time-tested teachings. Check out our marriage section for more articles on maintaining a happy, loving relationship.
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