Chastity

“Chastity, as far as I can tell, is one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. People think it’s repressive, degrading and unnatural. But nothing could be further from the truth! Instead, chastity says that sex, our bodies, and our desires are so good that they are sacred, thus they deserve to be respected and revered. Chastity isn’t about saying “no” or making rules—it’s an enormous YES to authentic love.” Continue reading…

Resources

 

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Chastity Project – Some of today’s best Catholic speakers have teamed up to bring you this amazing website, packed with information about chastity.

 

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John Paul II Renewal Center –  A local resource dedicated to spreading the teachings of Saint Pope John Paul II, especially his works on Theology of the Body. They offer a variety of speaking engagements, classes, seminars, study groups and resource materials for various age groups including teens, young adults, engaged and married couples.

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JoyTOB: Proclaiming the joy to be – JoyTOB is a teaching ministry dedicated to proclaiming the joy of being made in the image and likeness of God, male and female. Using St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and seminal documents on marriage and the family, we proclaim the joy of marriage and family, encouraging and educating with the best of theology, Sacred Scripture, philosophy, biology, and psychology. Engaging people wherever they are in their faith journey, Joytob leads with the joy, wonder and awe of God’s amazing gifts of love, grace, and mercy offered to us.

YOU Study from Ascension Press – YOU is a life-changing experience for teens on Life, Love and the Theology of the Body.  Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.

Image result for men women and the mystery of loveMen, Women, and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri – A fantastic book that can help all of us – single and married – understand and live chastity more fully in our lives.

 

 

 

Image result for courage ministryCourage – A Catholic support system which assists men and women who experience same-sex attractions in living chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love.

 

 

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 Eden Invitation: Celebrating personal integration and promoting solidarity beyond the LGBT+ paradigm – Who I am, who you are, who we are together is simple.  We are willed, loved, unrepeatable men and women created in the image and likeness of God.  We are adopted daughters and sons of the Father.  We are redeemed through the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ.  By the sacramental life, we are animated by the wild abundance of the Holy Spirit. We’re human persons.  Disciples.  Dreamers.  Wounded.  Graced.  Striving.  We’re not experts, therapists, doctoral theologians, activists, or “bi.”  We’re just complicated people.  Kind of like you. Eden Invitation is our project.  Welcome to the adventure!

TOBET: Theology of the Body Evangelization Team – TOBET seeks to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, spread hope, and, by word and example, draw all people into the Communion of Persons of the Blessed Trinity by instructing others about Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body for the renewal and sanctification of the family, the Church, and the rest of society.

 

 

Image result for ruah woodsRuah Woods – A “first of its kind” Theology of the Body education center located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Every day we bring this profound teaching to life through onsite and offsite classes, conducting retreats and discipleship programs, hosting renowned speakers, providing psychological services for people who are hurting and authoring curriculum for our schools. We’ve been at this labor of love since 2009. Our verdant campus and growing body of on-fire disciples of Christ is testimony to the beauty of this teaching and this mission.

 

LoveEd – LoveEd helps parishes and schools empower parents to teach both the theology and science of human sexuality within the context of God’s plan for love and life. It helps young people discover the beauty and the purpose of their sexuality, which is fully articulated in Catholic teaching. LoveEd doesn’t just teach the facts of life, but the meaning of life.