My latest post is up at "Being Catholic" --
In today’s world, I am nearly a statistical non-entity.
It’s not that I’ve done anything all that extraordinary or impossible. I haven’t set a world record, achieved the highest SAT score, or discovered a life-changing cure.
Rather, when I married this summer, I had not cohabited with my fiancé, had enjoyed a chaste dating and engagement time, and now, in marriage, am not using contraception.
The three C’s – chastity, cohabitation, contraception. The first we assume is a dinosaur of age’s past, and the second two we assume are the proud actions of everyone.
I know that I’m not the only woman in the world – or even in the United States, Ohio, or Cincinnati – who has evaded the statistics of living with a boyfriend, popping the Pill, or jumpstarting a sexual relationship before vows are said. But to hear the world tell it, we’re an extinct breed. And to hear the political landscape today, these are the only things women want.
Read the rest here.