The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting on Mr. Right

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Three parts sexual license, two parts corporate I ladder, with a dash of Monolo Blahnik. If a woman's single years were a cocktail, that would be the f culture's preferred recipe.

Alternatively there's two parts husband-hunting novena, one part weeping and gnashing of teeth, with a generous splash of "Offer It Up", which makes for a more sanctifying albeit equally unsatisfying brew.

Then, there's this book.

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Overview

Three parts sexual license, two parts corporate I ladder, with a dash of Monolo Blahnik. If a woman's single years were a cocktail, that would be the f culture's preferred recipe.

Alternatively there's two parts husband-hunting novena, one part weeping and gnashing of teeth, with a generous splash of "Offer It Up", which makes for a more sanctifying albeit equally unsatisfying brew.

Then, there's this book.

Equal parts fun and faithful, The Catholic Girl's Survival Guide dishes on dating, sex, finances, work, depression, and more, offering women who are navigating the years between college and "I do" a recipe for the single life that's honest, spirited, and ultimately hopeful.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937155346
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 294,018
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About This Book ix

Chapter 1 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Vocations and the Single Life 1

Chapter 2 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Who She Is and Who She's Called to Be 17

Chapter 3 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About The Dos and Don'ts of Dating 35

Chapter 4 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Sex, Chastity, and the Biological Clock 57

Chapter 5 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Being a Career Woman 77

Chapter 6 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Married People and Their Children 95

Chapter 7 Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About What to Do When It Hurts 115

Conclusion: Everything the Catholic Single Girl Needs to Know About Moving Forward 129

Acknowledgments 133

Bibliography Essay 143

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    A Support System for all Good Girls

    For single girls who want to be single, at least for the present moment, this book is a great guide. When peer pressure makes single life an abnormality it is nice to find help that says you do not have to "measure up to some over-sexed, under-sexed, or completely idealized conception of womanhood." In other words it is okay to be a single woman. Being single is not just a holding zone until getting married. Single life is a perfectly valid life for as long as "you" want it to be.

    Emily Stimpson offers counselling not so much to convince single girls how to live (or be good Catholics)but rather support those single girls who "want" to do it right. She offers support of vocations, career women, and the single life; helps her recognize who she is; suggests do's and don't's in dating so she remains who she is (not what someone else wants her to be); discusses those tough issues of sex, chastity and the biological clock; etc.

    Is it easy being single? The author says "Sometimes being single just plain stinks." And no matter how good you do it "...there will still be days when you feel like Job; afflicted, persecuted, abandoned, alone." But the nice thing, she says, is "that's normal." Actually it sounds the same as how you feel at times even if you were married. And she suggests that if no one brings you flowers "....buy some pretty flowers"... yourself.

    The book also deals with nuts and bolts stuff like IRAs, owning your home vs renting, student loans, etc. You can do all these things yourself even if you catch some flak from those you deal with who think this is up to the guy to handle. Maybe the greatest danger to the single girl's life style is being taken advantage of by guys or business people and certainly not being taken serious. Read this book if you want the support that says you are okay as you are. The author offers some support specific to Catholic single girls but other single girls will also gain from this book, immensely. In fact this book is really a great read for all women (even guys).

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    A Great Encouragment

    This book is written in a very open and accessible way. Stimpson uses her own honest voice. Not once does she make a single person feel sad about their status. Reading this book is like talking with a single friend. She shares her own personal stories and her mothods for remaining optimistic and growing in a relationship with God. Plus, this book explains the Catholic teachings on being single. Stimpson makes it clear that God's plan is the best and being single and lonely is not His plan for anybody.
    The illustrations also make this book appealing. They are cute pencil sketches that give the pages a warm feeling.
    The formatting is nice as well. It is broken up into chapters and the text of the chapters is broken up with quotes and short-stories in seperate boxes. There are "Letters to the Single Girl" as well where she answers pressing questions. It is almost like reading a magazine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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