The Theology of the Body is a theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences… perhaps in the 21st century.
Hardly anyone today thinks about sex. We joke about it, dream about it, watch movies about it, listen to music about it, lust about it. But we don’t ever really think about it.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Henry Ward Beecher
No one justifies lying, cheating, betraying, promise breaking, devastating and harming strangers. But we expect and we tolerate doing this to the one person in the world we promised most seriously to be faithful to forever: we justify divorce.
The obvious effect of frivolous divorce will be frivolous marriage. If people can be separated for no reason they will feel it easier to be united for no reason.
Behind every good man is a great woman.
A wedding lasts an hour. A marriage lasts a lifetime.
The best thing parents can spend on their children is time, not money.
Marriage is the real vocation crisis in the United States… We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we’ll have all the priests and nuns we’ll need for the Church.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Parents should always remember that their children value their presence way more than their presents.
Any guy will date a flirt, but no guy will marry one.
The problem with pornography is not that it shows too much, but that it shows too little.
Saint John Paul the Great
Purity is the fruit of prayer.
Blessed Mother Teresa
Lord, grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.
If you can’t keep your hands off your girlfriend, then keep your hands off of God’s daughter.
To defend his purity, Saint Francis of Assisi rolled in the snow, Saint Benedict threw himself into a thorn bush, and Saint Bernard plunged into an icy pond… You – what have you done?
Saint Josemaría Escrivá
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous.
Every kiss is a promise.
The majority of romantic comedy movies have nothing to do with love, but everything to do with infatuation.
You don’t go to high school to find your husband; you go to find your bridesmaids.
A woman should hide her heart in God’s and rest assured that the kind of man she deserves will go and find it.
Every girl is a princess, because their Father is a King.
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues.
Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
I have little doubt that when St. George had killed the dragon he was heartily afraid of the princess.
It doesn’t matter how big your wedding ring is; the most beautiful ones are the ones that last forever.
There are few better tests for whether or not someone lives a life in submission to God than what he or she does with their sexuality. Sex is such a powerful and meaningful desire that to give it up and obey God in that area is a true sign of worship.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
If you sincerely want to know if you’re “going too far,” don’t ask yourself, “Is this bad?” Instead ask yourself, “Is this pure?”
A man will be as much of a gentleman as a woman requires.
Never be afraid that some guy is going to leave you unless you give him something sexual. Let him be afraid that he’s going to lose you unless he knows how to respect you.
Friends with benefits are neither.
I heard somebody say that you can judge your own character by the things you do in private. I’d take it a step further and say you can judge your own character by the things you do with your girlfriend.
High school male (from the book Purity 365: Daily Reflections on True Love by Jason Evert)
Women, be radiant on your wedding day. But make sure your soul matches your dress.
It is better to be single and wish you were married than to be married and wish you were single.
Father T.G. Morrow
Love can wait to give, but lust can’t wait to get.
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Instead of looking for the ideal man, become the ideal woman and let him come find you.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Don’t worry about finding your soul mate in high school. Focus on finding yourself.
If you have to ask someone if he’ll still love you tomorrow, then he doesn’t love you tonight.
When marriage exposes a person’s selfishness and sins it’s doing what it is meant to do: bringing our sins and wounds to light so we can recognize them, confess them, and begin the healing process.
Purity is not about following a list of rules so that you’ll avoid hell. It’s about wanting heaven for the person you love.
After I got over him, which took a pretty long time, I realized what I was looking so hard for before I met him: myself.
Female college student (from the book Purity 365: Daily Reflections on True Love by Jason Evert)
Your relationships should be a reflection of God’s love, not a replacement for it.
Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.
Jesus says to each man, “Look at a crucifix. This is how I got my bride to heaven. How else do you think you will get yours there?”
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Saint John Paul the Great
So many girls want a guy to save them. But a man did save them: 2,000 years ago on the cross.
If you don’t look like an Abercrombie model don’t expect me to look like Barbie.
You don’t marry someone because he’s your soul mate; he becomes your soul mate because you married him.
When you’re dating, abstinence is a greater expression of love than making love, because you’re doing what’s best for your beloved, not just what feels good in the moment.
Girls tend to get seduced through their ears. Guys tend to get seduced through their eyes.
Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.
Saint John Paul the Great
In today’s culture you might just have to “shop ‘til you drop” in order to find modest clothing.
Feminism without femininity is a sham.
Alice Von Hildebrand
Our culture typically encourages us to “Love things and use people”, when in reality we should “Love people and use things.”
From the book Theology of the Body for Teens: Middle School Edition
Your body is a temple, not a visitor’s center.
Porn is not a harmless private habit. It is a cancer that will work its way into every area of your life, corrupting everything.
Seventeen magazine publishes some of the most miraculously stupid advice ever known to man.
It’s easy to love a thousand women. What’s hard is to love one woman a thousand different ways.
Porn promises us freedom, but we become enslaved; it promises us intimacy, but we become isolated; it promises us excitement, but we become bored; it promises us “adult entertainment,” and we become increasingly juvenile. Pornography, as is the case with all sin, promises us many things, but leaves us with less than we had in the first place.
To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more noble her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, and goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Marriage was never supposed to be easy, but it’s the path that leads couples to Heaven.
A bad relationship will make you feel more alone than when you were single.
Married couples, may we never forget that when attacks come the grace of the sacrament is eternally stronger than we are.
If more husbands and fathers would put as much energy into their marriages and families as they do their jobs, the world would change.
Fatherhood: How God blesses you out of your selfishness and floods your soul with love, all while reminding you how little you know…
Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in manure. You’ll get attention, but mostly from pigs.
What you win a guy with is what you keep him with. If you win him with your body than you’ll have to try and keep him with your body. The problem is that every girl in the world has a body, so any girl in the world can lure him away. But who YOU are as a woman… No other woman in the world has that.
All the sacrifices you made will melt away when you look into your spouse’s eyes on your wedding day.
Sex is not a tryout. If she fails to live up to your expectations in the bedroom, will you love her less? If so, you can be certain you never loved her to begin with.
Compatible comes from the Latin “compati”, meaning “to suffer with”. If you are not willing to suffer with someone until death do you part, then you are not compatible.
Once you realize that you are a human being with a body and soul, it should change how you use your body. What you do with your body, you do with your soul.
It is the duty of every man to uphold the dignity of every woman.
Saint John Paul the Great
It breaks my heart when couples focus more on being wed than being married. Two become one doesn’t happen without work, humility, and sacrifice.
If the person who says they love you is unwilling to sacrifice for you it ain’t love.
It’s easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Saint John XXIII
If true love were only about feelings, Jesus would have been hugged to death for our redemption. Thank God for His cross this and every day.
Honestly, I don’t think Victoria has too many Secrets left… might be time to prayerfully consider a name change.
The following is a phrase we don’t hear enough but that I sincerely mean (and our culture needs to hear more often): I love being married.
Porn is like chocolate covered dog poop. It might taste great at first, but in the end the joke’s on you.
As a father of young girls, I want to publicly thank all women who dress and carry themselves like ladies. Your example is a gift.
It’s ironic that people chase after love yet forget or ignore the fact that Love (God) is chasing after them. Let yourself be found.
What you do online impacts your life offline.
If any guy ever asks you to send him a revealing picture of yourself I urge you to send him a picture of your completely bare hand waving goodbye to him.
In an age of sexual confusion and disorder, calls to chastity are not just unwelcome, they’re despised.
Archbishop Charles Chaput
There is a big temptation for guys to constant bachelorhood. A temptation to live your life for yourself and not give it away.
Father Marc Paveglio
As a guy I really need to ask myself: Are women’s bodies billions of temptations from Hell or billions of reminders of the beauty of Heaven? We need to relearn how to look at the human body.
Chastity includes an apprenticeship in self-mastery which is a training in human freedom. The alternative is clear: either man governs his passions and finds peace, or he lets himself be dominated by them and becomes unhappy.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2339
It seems like today 1/3 of the people are dating, 1/3 are not dating, and the other 1/3 don’t even know if they’re dating or not dating. And then 1/2 of the people that are dating don’t even know why they’re dating. There is so much confusion about dating today.
Your significance does not depend on having a significant other.
Today holding hands with someone means way more than hooking up with them.
Ironically, one of the reasons our society is so sex-saturated is because we are so transcendence-starved. Unable to reach the heavens, we go under the bed sheets.
Parents, can you “waste time” with your children? It is one of the most important things that you can do each day.
Isn’t it ironic that James Bond, the supposed “man” of men, doesn’t bond with anyone?
Women are not thousands of temptations to Hell. They are thousands of reminders of the beauty of Heaven.
Never enter a relationship looking for the love that only God can give you. Otherwise the relationship becomes an idol. And all idols are meant to be broken.
Boyfriends do not get husband privileges.
Dating tip: Run as fast as you can towards God and if someone keeps up, introduce yourself.
Pixels can’t love you back.
A lot of guys have been brought up with the notion that you become a man by conquering women for yourself when in reality a true man conquers himself for the sake of a woman.
Parents need to consider what they want their children to be exposed to, and this necessarily means being concerned about who is providing their entertainment, who is entering their rooms through television and electronic devices, and with whom they are spending their free time.