Dating in the catholic
Most of us understand the physical part of the problem. A romantic kiss between a man and a woman – as opposed to a peck on the cheek – isn’t just a kiss. And when we understand just how very precious that gift is, the goal shouldn’t be to use it and abuse it as much as we possibly can without getting into trouble. As I explain in the book, avoidance has always been strongly recommended by those men and women who have “St.” before their name.
The goal should be safeguarding the gift, protecting it as much as possible until we can use the gift the way God designed it to be used. That’s because avoiding temptation is a lot easier than running from it.
Thus, for a young man to take a girl out once or twice a week over a long period of time, it is clear that he is concentrating on her and that she accepts the fact.
They are keeping company whether they admit to it or not.
I seem to have a knack for picking rusty grocery carts that make clattering noises or ones with squeaky wheels that grate on your nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard. You want to go in a straight line, but the cart wants to swerve to the left and take out the cat food display.
But by far the worst kind of cart you could pick is the swerver. (And, much to our dismay and embarrassment, it too often succeeds!
Why am I talking to you about shopping carts when this book is about dating?
Editor’s note: Emily is the author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years. Just so we’re clear right up front, I’m not saying everyone should make a hard-and-fast rule to never stay up late talking to their honey or not kiss a guy until they’ve got a ring on their finger.We will try in this little exposé to give some rules regarding dating and also some advice on how to avoid the occasions of sin.By company-keeping we mean steady, concentrated, exclusive association between two people of different sexes.) The shopper who has chosen a swerving cart can have no peace.Every maneuver, from turning down the cereal aisle to gliding alongside the meat section, becomes a battle-the shoppers will pitted against the carts.