"Love One Another!" 16/2010 → True Love Waits - Pure Hearts
More and more courageous young people are choosing to embrace the struggle for authentic love. They are entrusting themselves to Jesus, the source of all Love, by joining the Movement of Pure Hearts. The following are excerpts from a few of the letters sent to us by our readers.
Eveline & Peter:
“Even before our paths crossed, we both knew we wanted to offer ourselves to our future spouse on our wedding day. From the beginning of our relationship we wanted to be close to God and remain chaste. It was not easy, and overcoming temptation frequently required a great deal of willpower. We both knew we could only obtain this from our Father–God, and that is why we joined MPH. We included the Prayer of Pure Hearts in our daily prayers for each other. At first we were afraid we would not be able to keep our pledges, but now we see that with the Father’s help, we really do have the strength of will to fend off daily temptations and not to succumb to what today’s world is trying to put into our heads.
This is not easy, but it strengthens our relationship; it makes our love not only a union of bodies, but even more so of hearts and souls.”
“I have decided to join MPH, because I want to respect my future husband even now. I wish to be able to look him straight in the eyes and tell him honestly that he has always been the one I was waiting for. Despite everything, I want to go against the current. Please pray for me and send me your special blessing, for I know I am weak and I do not want to pay empty lip service to God. With all my heart I want to put my words into action.”
“I am fourteen years old. When I first encountered self-abuse, I had no idea it was a sin. I often fell into this sin. I confessed it for the first time during a recent spiritual retreat. A real change began to take place in my heart a month ago, when I came across a copy of Love One Another Magazine. The personal testimonies moved me the most. I thank God that He is drawing me out of this sin. I find the Prayer of Pure Hearts most helpful. Now I go to confession as soon I fall into this sin. I know that in order for it not to recur, I have to avoid all occasions that lead to it. It is possible. I believe that with God’s help I will win this battle with evil.”