Strength in the Face of Ridicule

When I was in college, I was in a relationship with a guy I will call Jake.  I was committed to a life of purity and had wonderful friends who were as well.  Despite these great friendships, I knew that I was far from being in the majority when it came to my views on sexual morality.  For example, my weekends involved sobriety and good choices, and I went back to my own dorm and slept alone in my own bed every single night.  One night, during the fall semester of my junior year, I was hanging out with Jake at his on-campus apartment, when his roommates came in.  Although I don’t remember specifically what they said, I do recall them mocking me for not spending the night.  To make matters worse, my boyfriend, frustrated at times with my purity stance as well, didn’t even stick up for me. I tried to laugh it off and ignore them, but to this day, even though Jake is no longer a part of my life, I haven’t forgotten about it.  It’s something that I will always remember.  

So, why am I telling you this?  It’s because I know how difficult it can be to be a young person in today’s world who believes in chastity.  I know what it feels like to be made fun of for desiring purity and to be constantly pressured by a significant other to push the envelope.   I also am well aware that I was one of the lucky ones, because I actually had a group of friends who supported me in my choices.  A lot of young people don’t have that.  That’s why Carolyn’s Place is holding a very special contest to support and encourage young people who have chosen to live a life of chastity, even when they feel alone in their decision.  Teens and young adults from all over the country can make a video of themselves answering questions about the importance of chastity in their lives and submit them to us.  Two winners will then be chosen to receive an iPad as a prize!  We hope that you will consider participating in or spreading the news to others about this contest!  All of the details can be found via the link below.

As always, please email nicole.carolynsplace@gmail.com, call 203-695-3999, or comment on this post if you have any questions.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JnTpQLbTRfjb0S0TJMETdhsqhxu19iHpHzZ0ls5H4A0/edit

 

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