Single Life

The Gift of Celibacy – Its Meaning Today

If you mention the word “celibacy” on your local street corner today, you will probably not get a favorable response. It will more than likely spark a conversation about recent tabloid news involving sex scandals, homosexuality, or other negative publicity. Or, it may conjure up images of monasteries, cobblestone streets, and oil filled lamps. And …

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I’m Not Saving Myself for Marriage

I’m not saving myself for marriage. First, I know no follower of Christ who thinks any of us can save ourselves. Secondly, to say “I’m saving myself” when you mean “I’m saving sex” equates who you are – and therefore your worth – with sex. But your worth is wrapped up in nothing except your …

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Christ, My Wingman

The morning after my future sister’s wedding, my fiance and I attended the family brunch and were asked the question: short or long engagement? B. said “short” and I said “long” – the listeners laughed. We’ve been engaged for eight months now; four more months to go. It’s been a struggle intertwined with the joy …

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When NCB meets NCG

In the last few months since I subscribed to Auntie Seraphic,* I have repeatedly seen the acronyms “NCB” and “NCG” plastered all over the single young adult Catholic blogosphere. I was mystified at first until slowly, by examining the context and by repetition, I learned that they stand for “Nice Catholic Boy” and “Nice Catholic …

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Don’t Wait

The contributors here at Ignitum Today have been chatting a lot lately about improving our singles’ section. The idea is to give more attention, encouragement and support to young Catholics who are searching for a spouse. Honestly, though, I haven’t the foggiest idea what to offer by way of dating advice (and frankly, relationship pointers …

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Guest post by Caitlin O’Malley I just moved locations for a dream job.  I teach at a Catholic elementary school, a position I wouldn’t have considered a “dream” a few months ago, but that’s a story for another post.  Anyways, I just received my Master of Arts in Teaching in May and the job offer …

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