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So dude, do you have a girlfriend yet?. – by Jack Kuplack, via Ignitum Today

A message from a teen to teens, he nails it! Looking back, I was able to grow and experience a lot of great things by utilizing my singleness in a productive manner, and it’s made my courtship experience all the more precious and wonderful. As the nuns taught me, “Patience is a virtue that builds character.” =)

Scripture – On True Love

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Set me as a seal upon your heart,

as a seal upon your arm;

For Love is strong as Death,

longing is fierce as Sheol.

Its arrows are arrows of fire,

flames of the divine.

Deep waters cannot quench love,

nor rivers sweep it away.

Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love,

he would be utterly despised.

– Song of Songs 8:6-7

A Favorite Quote from C.S. Lewis

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Looking forward to reading this book because of this quote!