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Certificate of Celibacy
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Are all who are not called to monasticism called to married life?
I have been considering a life of celibacy for about 4 or 5 years. I need specific signs indicating that this is the right direction.
If God created Adam and Eve, how come St. Paul would later recommend that people be celibate as him?
Is it feasible that someone get married and remain celibate? What is the purpose behind it? I was considering the monastic life, but was unsure if this was God's will for me. At the same time, I got to know someone who has the same desire. We have a lot in common. I am confused whether to pursue this relationship; or pursue my original intent of monasticism.
Is it wrong to view single life as a preparation for marriage or can single life be a calling in itself?
Sometimes I feel that God is not listening to my prayers concerning whether to get married or remain a celibate. I start to doubt and become afraid of getting lost. What can I do?
What are some practical steps single men and women can take to walk with Christ and also be receptive to His will concerning marriage?
What options are there other than monasticism or consecrated service (i.e., Sisters or Deacons) for single men and women?
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