Catholic prayer for chastity in dating

Hi Heather - My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for a little over a year, and though we have not had sex, I know there are parts of our relationship that aren't so pure.We want to be sexually pure in all ways, but are having difficulty.

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Maybe you two can write a list of ways you want to love each other better and every Sunday evening (or whenever you regularly talk) you can check in and see how you’re both doing.

Just make sure, however, that a guy is never your sole accountability.

1.) Strengthen your relationship with Christ – I have even recently found that when I take my relationship with Jesus to the next level, He always pours out abundantly graces and mercy.

Especially when I’m going through a difficult time or just sense the need for more of His graces, I try to do something new, different, extra in my prayer life to connect with Him on a deeper level.

If you see this as, “Darn, I’ve got to do more for God,” then you might want to step back and wait until you’re ready.

Catholic prayer for chastity in dating

The way I try to see it is that I’m a pretty miserable sinner and without His grace, I’m lost, lonely and clueless. That’s why I’m always trying to strengthen my relationship with Jesus, especially when I know I need him.As a young person, making a commitment youth group or a small prayer group is another great idea.Find ways you can connect with God and take it to the next level.Living a life of chastity means learning how to love purely.Your sheer desire to love your boyfriend and vice versa should help move both of you from stage 2 into stage 3.I made a commitment to one silent hour of prayer each week in Eucharistic Adoration (in addition to my daily prayer time). I know a lot of these suggestions are Catholic, but, if you’re not Catholic, you can find other ways.Even as a Catholic, my next step is to do my own Bible Study on a specific book (still debating which one).Dear Friend, It’s good to hear that both you and your boyfriend seek to build a strong, faithful relationship that gives glory to God.That is the first step in creating a healthy Christian relationship – the desire to please God.I described this progression in one of my blogs – Do You Hate Rules? Unfortunately for him, the guy I was with did not want chastity for his own sake.However, both you and your boyfriend can turn the tide of impurity at the same time if you’re both open and desire it.


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