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The Positive Virtue of Chastity

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016

Chastity, not just a list of "don'ts" but a positive "to-do" list, with serious benefits. 

So says, Samantha Schroeder, a 2012 graduate of  ITAF= "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village," The Ruth Institute's national student leadership conference. I'm so proud of her!

In an age when morality is known more for its rules and regulations than for the beauty of a morally excellent life, our focus should be not on what chastity forbids but on the positive human values that a chaste life affirms: personal discipline, a confident sense of self-worth, psychological wholeness, freedom from disease and fear of pregnancy, and an increase in marital stability and satisfaction, to name only a few.

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