I’m still exploring vocations and am open to marriage and religious, but if both don’t turn out, I will most likely live a single life. I see some advantages to the single life over marriage - extra time and money to devote to God and others.
I have some ideas:
- Join a a religious community as a third order
- Live a life of poverty by living off the minimum of one’s paycheck, spending the rest on others (charity, scholarships for students to attend Catholic schools, etc.)
- Be active in your parish
- Use that extra time/energy to excel in something that would benefit others (like scientists trying to find a cure, etc.)
Any other ideas?