Here’s my situation: I am discerning a vocation to become a religious sister. I don’t have a Spiritual Director, and don’t really have the opportunity to get one. When I was younger (I’m a teenager), I loved thinking about romance and falling in love. As I got more into my faith in my early teen years, that fell away. In the past year or so, I have had no attraction to any kind of romantic involvement. The idea of dating or liking someone (or having them like me) freaked me out a little bit and didn’t appeal to me. Then, I went to a new parish, and there was a boy there that I started developing a crush on. I avoided him for months by going to different masses than him, but more recently, the feelings have come back strong. I know it isn’t really the best idea to be discerning a vocation to the religious life and have a crush on someone. On top of that, it is very confusing. I’ve never talked to him (yes, it is a juvenile crush, not one based on things that matter), and I would never ever pursue ANY kind of relationship with him. However, this crush is distracting, and I am not sure how it fits into the whole plan. I’m have not completely decided on the religious life, and in the past couple months I’ve warmed up to the idea of mature courting (in the late 20s!), and getting married when I’m older. So, my question is, what do you suggest I do? I know there isn’t much I can do…I pray for purity and for these feelings to pass from me every day as I would really prefer not to have them! Thank you for your time, and for reading this! Stay warm!