– Why should I wait for marriage to have sex?
– How far is too far?
– How do I say “no”?
– What if we really love each other?
– How do I find the right spouse?
– How do I start over?
– What about safe sex?
– How do I know if this is love?
These days, virgins may be embarrassed by their lack of “experience” while non-virgins may feel that it’s too late for them. Men and women of all ages feel compelled to “take their relationships to the next level” – meaning they think it’s time to have sex, not to try on wedding rings. Chastity author and speaker Jason Evert addresses these issues, and dozens more, in “If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity.”
The questions in this landmark work are the most common ones Evert is asked when speaking about the virtue of chastity in hundreds of Catholic, Evangelical Christian, and public schools. His humorous, friendly, and blunt approach opens hearts and minds to a topic often either rejected out of hand or misunderstood.
Teens will find this book a useful guide to starting a relationship, deciding one’s vocation, one day finding a potential spouse, and maintaining purity – without forsaking love. This book will give parents and educators new insights to help teens know the difference between love and lust. They may even look at their own lives differently, because as Evert explains, chastity is not only for singles; married couples must practice this virtue as well.
“If You Really Loved Me” gives readers straight answers to tough questions. Addressing the relationship issues that today’s young people face, Evert explains the often-misconstrued virtue of chastity – not as a rejection of human sexuality, but as an affirmation of authentic love.