I like movies with happy endings when the boy gets the girl.
Liberal Christians (they do exist, unlike unicorns) get a raw deal thanks to some particularly insane branches of Christianity. Here's a guide to the 10 most common reactions I get when I tell people "My boyfriend is going to be a minister." Yes. Our entire relationship is just a last ditch effort for him to get in as much sexy time as possible before taking that vow of celibacy. Because of the specific nature of my boyfriend's career path, I'm often met with the assumption that I must be doing the exact same thing with my life.
Even on a day like Valentine’s Day, you probably won’t find us celibates crying ourselves to sleep feeling all alone.
There’s a degree of loneliness that comes and goes in any person’s life, no matter their vocation in life, and it’s no different for seminarians who are discerning celibacy and the priesthood.
Others don’t find a big deal at all, as it comes and goes by pretty quickly, unlike holidays like Christmas that seem to go on for longer.
But what may surprise many people is that, to most seminarians (who are all intentional celibates), not being compelled to celebrate Valentine’s Day comes almost as a relief.