Additional Educational Resources

What is Chastity & How do we live it?

  • Respecting and choosing God's plan for sexual activity; which is in marriage between a husband and wife.
  • An attitude of mind and heart that directs the expression of sexual desire and the use of one's sexual powers to the good of another
  • Spiritual energy that helps break the bonds of selfishness and sexual aggressiveness, helping us control our sexual urges

LOVE is patient, kind, willing to endure all things. Love enables a husband and wife to care for and support one another till death do they part. Love is not high pressure and demanding. Love is much more a decision than a feeling.

SEX is a symbol of marital love and commitment. It is meant to be a renewal of the marriage covenant.

FREEDOM is the ability to do what is morally right. Freedom means being able to say "no" to temptations.

For the Unmarried, "Yes" to Love Means "No" to Sex.

Sometimes people think of God's rules as restrictions, but He actually gives us His rules to protect us from the consequences of sinful choices and to fulfill the natures He gave us.

Why Chastity?

FREEDOMS FROM:

  • Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Hurry-Up Wedding
  • Adoption decision
  • Abortion regret
  • Guilt
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Hazards of birth control
  • Being used
  • Loss of reputation
  • Broken families
  • Emotional heartache
  • Loss of dreams and goals
  • Unnecessary anxiety and stress
  • Loss of parents' trust
  • Toll of single parenting

FREEDOMS TO:

  • Develop healthy dating relationships
  • Stronger marriage
  • Complete families
  • Closeness to God
  • Healthy body
  • Love and be loved for the real you
  • Be a good role model
  • Pursue dreams and goals
  • Emotional well-being
  • Higher self-esteem

Resources

  • Healthy Beginnings
    Healthy Beginnings
  • Adoption Professionals
    Adoption Professionals
  • Children's Hospital
    Children's Hospital
  • Santa Maria Community Services
    Santa Maria Community Services
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
    Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • Catholic Schools
    Catholic Schools
  • Covedale Center
    Covedale Center
  • Cincinnati Landmark Productions
    Cincinnati Landmark Productions
  • Kroger Plus Card
    Kroger Plus Card
  • Jet.com
    Jet.com
  • Smile.Amazon
    Smile.Amazon
  • Brackets for Good
    Brackets for Good
  • Cincinnati Gives
    Cincinnati Gives
  • Eve Center
    Eve Center
  • Heartbeat Intl.
    Heartbeat Intl.
  • Ruah Woods
    Ruah Woods
  • Cincinnati Right to Life
    Cincinnati Right to Life
  • Ohio Right to Life
    Ohio Right to Life