Hi. My name is Ian. I’m 20 years old and pledged to stay abstinent until marriage, YEARS ago.
When I was in Catechism, preparing for confirmation, we (the whole class) talked about sexuality and the importance of Chastity and remaining abstinent. Everybody in the class kept throwing science into the picture as a fight against such a pledge, and if I recall, I’m the only one who said, “Fine by me,” made the pledge, and stood by it with minimum effort. I was expecting it to be hard and with a ton of temptations down the road, maybe a few moments of weakness, but I got nothing. Thoughts are rare, and actual temptations are even rarer. In fact, I don’t care if I ever become active. It’s not the most important thing to me, it’s actually one of the least common things on my mind.
Is there a reason I have no problem with this pledge? Is it supposed to be this easy? Why is it so hard for so many people to stand by this pledge?
Also, I don’t know if this is the right place to post this in, so I apologize if it’s in the wrong place.