Give Chaste Love for Valentines Day
Byline: Bernardo M. Villegas
Whether married or single, what a person can give to his or her beloved on Valentines Day is chaste love.
Actually, chastity is not a negation. It is an affirmation of love, the strength to reject all impure desires and actions so that one can give himself entirely to the person he loves. It is good news that in a field research conducted on 4,000 Filipino youth aged 13 to 24, the idea of remaining chaste until one gets married is still the prevalent attitude. Despite all the influence of what Dr. Jokin de Irala, the Research Director, calls the "veterinary approach" to sexuality in media and some educational circles, the study showed that young people in the Philippines are not, on the whole, sexually experienced and have wholesome attitudes to sex as well as high-minded life goals.
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Publication information: Article title: Give Chaste Love for Valentines Day. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: February 8, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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