Catholic church views on dating

09 Apr

Many happily married folks I know have remarked that they would not want to trade places with young adults and set foot into the dating scene again, especially today.

With so many mixed messages in our culture that speak to the contrary, how many young adults understand that dating should be for the purpose of finding a spouse?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.If you’re running from it, you’ve already seen it, and its power to stop you dead in your tracks is immense. If you don’t buy or bake any, you’re not going to blow your diet. If you don’t put yourself in situations that can easily lead to sins against chastity, you’re going to have an awful hard time sinning against chastity. The book just came out a few weeks ago, so thus far no one has rolled their eyes to my face. It can be all of those things in the same week, even. And because we’re here to help you, we want to briefly address five of the most challenging aspects of the Catholic dating world. Dating is an awesome, terrible, challenging, great, heartbreaking institution. It can leave you floating on air or crashing back to earth.