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Case for Chastity: The Way to Real Love and True Freedom for Catholic Teens
     

Case for Chastity: The Way to Real Love and True Freedom for Catholic Teens

by Heather Gallagher
 

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ISBN-10: 0764811029

ISBN-13: 2900764811028

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: Liguori Publications

Chastity is that better way. Through chastity, all of us -- men and women, single and married -- can experience the best that God has in store for our lives. We can experience friendships that are fulfilling, marital sex that is satisfying, and relationships that are loving -- all through the practice of chastity. Whether the questions are: How far is too far? What

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Chastity is that better way. Through chastity, all of us -- men and women, single and married -- can experience the best that God has in store for our lives. We can experience friendships that are fulfilling, marital sex that is satisfying, and relationships that are loving -- all through the practice of chastity. Whether the questions are: How far is too far? What about pornography? What if I've already had sex? How can I experience true freedom? Is chastity practical? How do I practice it? What does the Church know about sex? this book by chastity educators Heather Gallagher and Peter Vlahutin answers these questions and more. A Case for Chastity, written as a result of bringing the message of chastity to thousands of teens and young adults, uses real-life stories as the evidence that chastity, and only chastity, is the approach to sex that leads to real love and true freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900764811028
Publisher:
Liguori Publications
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Why Should I Read This Book?xv
AAttitudes and Approaches: What Choices Do I Have?1
BBe Different: But Everybody Else Is Doing It7
CChastity: What Does It Have to Do With Me?12
DDiscovering the Unavoidable Consequences of Sex: What Could Really Go Wrong?19
EExperiencing Real Love: Isn't Sex the Natural Expression of Love?27
FFreedom: Nobody Is Going to Tell Me What to Do33
GGreat Sex: But I Want Sex to Be Passionate and Exciting40
HHaving It Your Way: Can't I Define the Meaning of Sex?47
IIf Not Sex, What Can I Do? How Far Is Too Far?54
JJust My Thoughts: Why Do They Matter?62
KKilling It Slowly: Can't We Just Use Contraception?66
LLaying Aside a Myth: Doesn't Chastity Lead to Repression?74
MMaking a Distinction (Between Homosexual Orientation and Behavior): I Can't Help It; It's Just How I Am80
NNobody But Me: What's the Big Deal With Masturbation?87
OOral Sex: Is It Really Sex?92
PPornography: How Does Looking at Pictures Hurt Anyone?96
QQuestioning the Church: What Do Celibate Men Know About Sex Anyway?100
RRespect That Builds Self-Esteem: But I Like Attention106
SStarting Over: What If I've Already Lost My Virginity?112
TTrying to Undo the Past: How Can I Move Beyond the Memories?117
UUnder One Roof: What's Wrong With Cohabitation?123
VVocation of Marriage: With So Much Divorce, Is It Really Worth Waiting?128
WWhat to Do: Chastity Sounds Nice, But Is It Practical and Realistic?133
XXX: How Can Women Live Chastely?138
YYX: How Can Men Live Chastely?144
ZZero Regrets: The Decision Is Yours152
Appendix AWhere Else Can I Turn?157
Appendix BWhat Can I Do to Have Fun and Show Affection Without Having Sex?165
Notes169

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