Item description for A Case for Chastity: The Way to Real Love and True Freedom for Catholic Teens; An A to Z Guide by Heather Gallagher & Peter Vlahutin...
Overview In twenty-six short topical chapters, teens and young adults share their questions and real-life experiences about sexual relationships. Their questions range from "How far is too far?" to "What's wrong with cohabitation?" Two questions posed by many people of all ages both within and outside the Church are also treated: "Chastity sounds nice, but is it practical?" and "What do the Bible and celibate men know about sex anyway?" Teens will find A Case for Chastity a readable and informative book, and their parents and teachers, particularly catechists and DREs, will find it an invaluable resource.
Publishers Description In twenty-six short topical chapters, teens and young adults share their questions and real-life experiences about sexual relationships. Their questions range from How far is too far? to What's wrong with cohabitation? Two questions posed by many people of all ages both within and outside the Church are also treated: Chastity sounds nice, but is it practical? and What do the Bible and celibate men know about sex anyway? Great Sex Through Chastity promises substance, and the reader is not disappointed. The responses to these and other questions include practical advice given by both single and married, people, and reflect the Church's understanding of sexuality and the value of chastity. Hope also given to those who may want to reaffirm their virginity. Teens will find Great Sex Through Chastity: A Teen Guide to Real Love and Deep Passion a readable and informative book, and their parents and teachers, particularly catechists and DREs, will find it an invaluable resource.
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0764811029 ISBN13 9780764811029
Availability 0 units.
More About Heather Gallagher & Peter Vlahutin
Gallagher is employed as a staff member and Chastity Educator of the Reap Team. She has been involved in youth ministry for over eleven years.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Case for Chastity: The Way to Real Love and True Freedom for Catholic Teens?
Parents be aware! Dec 20, 2006
This lady has a blog where she says things like that:
"You might be wondering...does Heather have a boyfriend? Well, yes I do (he's a hottie, too, from my Looking for Hotties blog)"; "I like to party, drink and have a good time. Does this sound weird coming from a youth minister" [Yes definitely]; "On a retreat recently (with amazingly holy Catholic young women!) [what is a holy Catholic young woman?], I said something that shocked me - I told them I was looking for a hot guy in my life."
And this one is really shocking: Wouldn't it be great if all wedding gowns of white contained a pure vessel, ready to receive their true love for the first time - both spiritually and physically? Wouldn't it be great if every bride could honestly say, "Fill me with everything that you are - I purely desire to receive and love you for eternity"?
This girl talks by the devil to the youth!
excellent Jun 21, 2005
As a youth minister, I am aware that very few teens really understand the virtue of chastity; they tend to think that the Christian position on the topic of sexuality is simply 'don't do it'. In this book, Gallagher and Vlahutin clearly articulate the many reasons WHY we should live this virtue of chastity. Anyone who reads this book with an open mind will, I believe, become convinced that God's plan for our sexuality is for our good and makes sense. I recommend this book on many different levels - a great gift for teens as they struggle through the turbulent adolescent years, a welcome addition to any library (secular or religious), and a must read for parents - since in my work I have found that very few parents understand the virtue of chastity, and therefore find it nearly impossible to articulate a message of sexual purity to their teens.
Great for teaching! Dec 14, 2004
I used A Case for Chastity with my high school juniors and they really enjoyed a new perspective that's contrary to our culture. They read the book and then we had many lively class discussions about chastity. It helped all of them to reconsider what it means to love love someone. Many of them seriously considered chastity for the first time. Others said it confirmed their decision to live chastely. Almost every students said they would recommend it to a peer. I would definitely recommend this book for teachers to use in the classroom, or for any teenager.
Finally, a resource we can use for our kids! Jun 15, 2004
Besides the fact that one of the authors was my college roommate...
Having known Pete, this book shows that the authors preach what they practice. Pete gave me this same advice when we were in college together and my marriage is better off for knowing him.
This book is also refreshingly faithful to the teachings of the Magesterium. (Thanks, Pete and Heather.)
Probably the best part of this book is all the testimonials that Pete and Heather compiled. This shows, in the words of teens themselves, what kind of impact chastity can have in the lives of real people. Their testimony along with countless others, bears witness that chastity is possible!
To paraphrase Chesterton, chastity hasn't been tried and found wanting. It has been wanted and found trying.
Be a part of the generation that shows that chastity is the only way to true freedom!
The Best Present Ever! Apr 5, 2004
I highly recommend this book not only to people who are unsure about chastity but those who already have chosen it because of its positive encouragement. Through reading this book and the personal stories, I am ready to take on the challenge of living true and full chastity. I will definitely be buying two more copies for my seventh grade male cousins!