By Sister Kathy Bryant, R.S.C.
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Test your ability to live successfully as a celibate.
To test your ability to live successfully as a celibate, answer yes or no to the following statements:
Thank you for your comment. First of all, "crazy" is a word that can be used to refer in a derogatory way to people with mental illness and thus is not a term I think should be used in civil discourse. Second, the quiz was put together by a person in consecrated life with extensive experience in vocation discernment, and many people have found it useful. I am sorry you did not.
at 04:46 PM November 08, 2012
Posted by Joel Schorn
This is crazy. This thing just told me I would have issues living a celibate life, and I have been living celibate for 7 years now. Of my own choice I might add.
at 05:22 AM November 02, 2012
Posted by Bob
You pose an interesting question about male and female relationships.
It is important to have relationships with members of the opposite sex because it allows you to define your own identity as a female or male. It allows one to develop the ability to communicate and interact with someone of the opposite sex without all the social pressures that society seems to impose on us.
As someone who attended an all girl institution, I think it was quite beneficial to be in a single-gender environment because I was able to become more confident, understand and appreciate my self worth, and have the ability to challenge myself without the pressures of competing with members of the opposite sex. However, I did find it helpful once I went to college, that I was able to communicate and develop meaningful friendships with men without the pressures of sex.
The goal here is not to come into a friendship with the intentions of sex. It should be to have a meaningful and healthy friendship with someone of the opposite sex. By defining the relationship, not only do you allow yourself boundaries but you also allow for mutual respect among each other.
If you are still interested in this topic, here are a few interesting articles about the dynamics of female and male relationships and friendships. They are pretty informative and interesting and I hope they can be of assistance to you.
Thanks for your comment!
at 04:15 PM September 24, 2012
Posted by Caroline Hopkinson, Multimedia Editor, VISION
Why do girls need both boy and girl friends? What if I've been to a girls only school? Boys usually stay in big groups and girls in big group too. Only a tomboy or something would sit with the opposite group usually.
at 08:40 PM September 18, 2012
Posted by Bri
What does not having a life have to do with not having sex? I watch TV too much instead of hanging out with people who talk sexual, swear, take drugs, and take the Lord's name in vain.
You need to be more specific of whole definition of "a life" you mean. God's or the world's?
at 08:36 PM September 18, 2012
Posted by Brigid
some of the questions can be answered yes and no!
at 10:48 AM June 20, 2012
Posted by steve james
VISION has a number of articles on celibacy and chastity you might find helpful:
at 02:47 PM June 11, 2012
Posted by Joel Schorn, Managing Editor, VISION
Can there be more explanation after taking the quiz that indications what issues need to be considered before entering into a celibate life.
at 06:36 AM June 11, 2012
Posted by Questioner