There is a growing trend in the traditional and conservative Catholic world of returning to a "courtship" style of meeting/socializing with members of the opposite sex.
In such a scenario, the contacts between the young couple are highly supervised, and the couple forgoes some of the more common "near occasions" that are usually found in the normal dating scenario.
Whether it is physical, emotional, or spiritual, it will test our faith.
There’s nothing quite as fun as watching a date come to a grinding halt when you explain that not only are you Catholic, you’re really Catholic.
And while you may not actually wear a chastity belt, you might as well because, by golly, you are waiting until marriage! Nothing puts the breaks on burgeoning new romance quite like those conversations will.
As the parent of 37 children, I have occasionally contemplated the prospect of how to handle the spouse-finding process for those three children who won't be priests or nuns.
As my eldest daughter nears end-stage marital eligibility, I have been contemplating it more and more.