How Celibacy Gives This Christian Woman ‘A Higher Reason For Living’ by E. Katz

How Celibacy Gives This Christian Woman ‘A Higher Reason For Living’

(Link): How Celibacy Gives This Christian Woman ‘A Higher Reason For Living’ by E Katz

  • Lina Abujamra lives life alone and has never had a sexual encounter, but she insists there’s no reason to feel bad for her.
  • “It’s a lie in our culture that if you’re not in a romantic relationship, you’re less there — [that] you haven’t fulfilled your full potential as a human,” the Pediatric ER doctor said in a HuffPost Live interview Thursday.
  • The devout Christian subsequently lives her life without “every connection” — emotional, physical and sexual — as a means of establishing her belief in “something greater.”
  • “I believe in a higher reason for living,” she said. “I believe I’m on this earth for a purpose. I believe that there’s a thing for me to do here on this earth — I’m not just here to get a job, have three kids and die. I think that’s very glum in some ways.”
  • You can hear more of Lina’s story as part of HuffPost Live’s conversation on living a fulfilling life alone here.

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Related posts:

(Link):  Interviews With Various Adult Celibates

(Link): Virgins and Celibates are Sexual – Not Asexual and Androgynous – You don’t have to have sex to possess sexuality

(Link):  Typical Erroneous Teaching About Adult Celibacy Rears Its Head Again: To Paraphrase Speaker at Ethics and Public Policy Center: Lifelong Celibacy is “heroic ethical standard that is not expected of heteros, so it should not be expected of homosexuals”

(Link):  Douglas Wilson and Christian Response FAIL to Sexual Sin – No Body Can Resist Sex – supposedly – Re Celibacy

(Link):  Male Entitlement and Adult Virginity: Who has it worse, Male Vs. Female? (critique of post at other blog)

(Link):  On ‘Late’-In-Life Virginity Loss (from The Atlantic)

(Link): Why Some People Become 30 Year Old Virgins (Article / Study)

(Link): Asexuality and Asexuals

(Link): Virginity Lost, Experience Gained (article with information from study about virginity)

(Link): Living Myths About Virginity – article from The Atlantic