Sense of Life. Articles in English. Purity is Worth it.
Welcome to the world of language jobs!
Portal for Language Professionals and their Clients.  39,000+ Freelance Translators.  7,000+ Translation Agencies.
Articles for translators and linguists - Purity is Worth it
Home More Articles About the Sense of Life Database of Translation Agencies Database of Translators Become a Member!


  Upload Your Resume
  Add Your Translation Agency
  Become a Member
  Edit Your Profile
  Find Translation Jobs
  Find Rare Translation Jobs
  Find Very Rare Language Jobs
  Find Jobs in Rarest Pairs
  Receive All Jobs by RSS
  Work for Translation Agencies
  Post Your Translation Job
  Hire Translators-Members
  Hire All Translators
  Easily Contact Translators
  Hire Translation Agencies Members
  Contact All Translation Agencies
  Obtain Blacklisted Employers
  Apply to Collection Agencies
  Read Articles (By Category)
  Read Articles (By Index)
  Read Sense-of-Life Articles
  Read Work-at-Home Articles
  Use Free Dictionaries
  Use Free Glossaries
  Use Free Translators
  Use Free Software
  Vote in Polls for Translators
  Subscribe to Free Newsletter
  Advertise Here
  Buy Database of Translators
  Buy Translation Agencies List
  Buy Membership
  Watch Out for Scam E-mails
  Read Testimonials
  Read More Testimonials
  Read Even More Testimonials
  Read Yet More Testimonials
  Read Still More Testimonials
  Become our Customer
  Use Resources for Translators
  Use Online Directory
  Read our FAQ
  Ask Questions in Forum
  Use Sitemap
  Admire God's Creations

Purity is Worth it

My wife and I have been married for 25 years. We have three children. I want to relate a fairly recent experience that brought home to us the great value of remaining chaste for marriage. It may help you in your struggle.

My wife and I were very young when we met. She was sixteen years old; I was seventeen. At that time I was far from living the Gospel values; in fact, I hardly knew the faith at all. I had not been practising it for years. I never attended religion classes and was not confirmed like most Catholics of my age. At first our relationship had little effect on my religious belief and practice; eventually, however, my future wife talked me into attending Sunday Mass with her. I did not feel the need to go. Certainly I did not go out of a sense of conviction. I just wanted to be with her. It would take many years before my attitude to God changed.

Meanwhile, our feelings for each other grew deeper – slowly, naturally, without coercion. We spent a great deal of time together, rejoicing in each other’s presence. Despite a growing need to show affection for each other, we were always aware of the need to remain pure. We placed great value on the virtue of chastity. We saw it as a gift to be bestowed on each another. The fact that neither of us had had earlier “relationships” no doubt strengthened our appreciation of this gift. Of course it was not easy, but by God’s grace we did not give in to our sensuality. So, after five years of being together, we made it to our wedding day. Going to Confession, in preparation for the event, we were spared the embarrassment of confessing the sin of impurity.

After completing theological studies, I went on to work as a catechist in a high school. I spent a great deal of time discussing chaste living with the senior students. During one of these marriage and family life classes, a student raised her hand and asked, “Did you manage to stay pure until your wedding day?” I had been asked this question many times before and I was glad of the opportunity to give my witness. Unruffled, I answered: “Look at my face. If I had a guilty conscience, I would be blushing right now. But you don’t see me blushing. Yes, my wife-to-be and I kept faith with the sixth commandment.” I said this with great pride and joy. It was only then that I realized that my eighteen-year-old daughter was sitting at the back of the class. She had been taking the course with me. I had never before had the chance of mentioning this fact to her. Now, thanks to her fellow-student’s question, I was able to bear witness to our chastity in public. Indescribable joy swept over me in an instant as I understood that chaste living had been worth the effort. At home I told my wife about the incident. That day, almost twenty years after our wedding day, we realized the full value of saving our virginity for marriage.

Friends! Stay pure! Entrust this area of your life to Jesus so that one day you too may be able to give your children the most powerful motivation to practise purity in their lives.    

A friend in Christ

Please subscribe

If you are interested to download entire issue in PDF format

The article was published with the permission from "Love One Another!"

Read sense of life articles in the following languages:
English Deutsch Polski Český Magyar Slovenský Română Български Українською Русский

Submit your article!

Read more articles - Free!

Need translation jobs? Click here!

Translation agencies are welcome to register here - Free!

Freelance translators are welcome to register here - Free!

Subscribe to newsletter - Free!

Take part in poll - your voice counts!

Please see some ads as well as other content from

Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our free newsletter to receive updates from us:


New at the Forum

Read Articles

# 2488
Rosetta Stone and Translation Rates

# 2467
Translation - an Ageless Profession

# 2466
Have Language, Will Travel

# 2486
Почему так мало хороших переводов и хороших переводчиков?

# 2479
Average monthly wage in different European countries

# 2487
Two New Chinese Translations of Hamlet Introduced and Compared

# 2475
Linguistic history of the Indian subcontinent

# 2474
Languages with official status in India

# 2251
The Database: Your Most Valuable Asset!

More articles
More articles for translators

Vote in Polls

All Polls:
Polls on all topics

Christian Polls:
Polls on Christian topics

Financial Polls:
Polls on Financial topics

Polls for Freelancers:

Poll # 104
Have you obtained at least one new client through your facebook account?

Poll # 100
What is the worst time-waster?

Poll # 099
If you work at a laptop, do you usually use touchpad or mouse?

Poll # 094
If you run a translation agency, do you ever outsource / subcontract your projects to other translation agencies?

Poll # 090
What do you like the most about

Poll # 088
Which translation portal emails you the largest number of job notifications?

Poll # 087
Which one of the following sites has the most appealing color scheme?

Poll # 085
Do you charge a fine (interest) fee for every day of payment delay?

Poll # 083
Do you have licensed SDL Trados software installed at your computer?

Poll # 079
Have you always dreamt to become a translator?

Poll # 078
Do you plan to be a freelance translator for the rest of your life?

Poll # 077
Is it necessary to learn translation theory in order to become a good translator?

Poll # 076
Will human translation be entirely replaced by machine translation in the future?

Poll # 074
Do you have savings?

Poll # 065
Do you know that the Bible is the most popular book in the world?

Poll # 063
What is the purpose of your life?

Poll # 059
How many hours per night do you sleep (in average)?

More polls
More polls for freelancers

translation jobs
christianity portal


Copyright © 2003-2021 by
Legal Disclaimer
Site Map