As some of you might have seen in the past, I’ve posted a few times in various forums about the struggle to help my boyfriend see the virtue of pursuing greater chastity in our relationship. We’d just gotten back from an Ash Wednesday prayer service when the following dialogue ensued.
BF - So I was thinking about what I could give up for Lent, and I don’t know where this came from, but I had a thought.
Me - Ok, what’s your thought?
BF - Well, you could cut back to just one caffeinated beverage daily and (long pause) we could give up being physically intimate. I know it’ll be difficult…but I think it could be good for us.
Me - Are you serious? That does sound like a worthwhile penance to pursue. I think it can be done!
I am just :extrahappy: right now! I’ve been praying for God to work on his heart and show him how we’re called to act as unmarried people. Please pray for us (Ryan and Jodi) that we will be successful, not just in Lent, but in the rest of our unmarried days. Also, please pray for others who struggle with living a chaste life!