Recently I have been saying that if the churched lifted the dicipline of chastity, I would deffinitely become a priest. I have been dating my fiance for almost 8 years and we were going to be married this coming June so the “chastity and no marriage” thing just didn’t work for me.
I have just dicovered that she has not been honest with me in regards to a male “friend” she works with. Allthough I don’t think she has been cheating on me in the strictest sense of the word, this brings up serious trust issues. I have decided I will be breaking off the engagement and ending a beautiful 8 year relationship.
Since I doubt I’ll ever be able to love another woman (I only have one heart and I gave it to my fiance long ago), I only have two things that can be hurdles in me becoming a priest:
- I am 24 years old, is that too old to start seminary?
- I have been intimate with my fiance. Since I have to live a chaste life as a priest, does it matter whether or not I lived a chaste life before becoming a priest?
P.S. sorry if this was too much info or if I got too personal. I’m just going through a rough time emotionally and I needed to get this out. Thanks.