If you’re reading this, chances are you’re called to marriage. It’s also likely that you’ve never before considered marriage as something that must be prepared for. This is a little strange, as you’d study for an exam, train for a marathon, or practice for a job interview, so why not prepare yourself for this incomparably..
We always think of chastity in relation to our romantic relationships, but it applies to all of our relationships, including our friendships. Friendship is a relationship much neglected by the modern world. In TV shows, movies, and books, we witness romantic relationships placed on a pedestal for all to see, but only rarely does true..
Contraception is a hot topic in Catholic teaching. It is defined as; “The deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.” Despite how current a topic it is, contraception is nothing new. Thousands of years ago, Greeks and Egyptians used plants and dung to make spermicides…
Freedom is something everybody craves in today’s society. It’s one of the basic needs that every person requires. Freedom is in itself good, but what will we do with that freedom once we have it? Can we misuse it? Obviously, we can. So how should we use it? Well, there are two prevailing ways of..
How far is too far? This is a topic which is relevant and very important to discuss amongst young Catholics. Often this is a somewhat grey area, and the way in which this is perceived adds to this. The current state of society makes this a more complex task to perceive purity in a clear,..
Chastity is very misunderstood in today’s society, many people think of it as something that’s negative and outdated, and there are many misconceptions about it. For instance, it’s very often confused with Celibacy. Whereas Chastity is about saving sex for marriage, Celibacy is about totally abstaining from sex for life. Another common misconception is that..
Sexting is a modern trend that has exploded in recent years, especially with the introduction of smart phones. It has become so common in society but is still rarely talked about. So, what is sexting? Sexting involves people sending naked or provocative pictures or videos of themselves over their phones to their boyfriend/girlfriend, or even..
I don’t know about you guys, but in a relationship, I want a love which is true, self-sacrificing, and unconditional, that agape love. Relationships can be tricky and even relationships we thought were going great can quickly turn sour. Often we can meet someone and fall head over heels very quickly only to be disappointed..
Modesty. It’s a term that sounds outdated in our modern world, but it’s another great value that is underrated because its misunderstood. Most assume it means dressing like a granny and it only applies to women. Another misconception is that if you’re practising modesty, it’s because you lack confidence and have a negative attitude towards..
Q: What are some of the negative effects of watching pornography? Firstly, there are clear neurological effects that happen to the brain when watching pornography. During sex and sexual arousal men’s brains release chemicals called oxytocin and vasopressin. This creates a strong visual bond with what they are seeing. If we follow the Church’s teaching on..