Dating and Relationships

According to the Catechism, “It is imperative to give suitable and timely instruction to young people, above all in the heart of their own families, about the dignity of married love, its role and its exercise, so that, having learned the value of chastity, they will be able at a suitable age to engage in honorable courtship and enter upon a marriage of their own.” (CCC 1632)

Most people discern if they should marry someone by getting to know them through dating or by having an exclusive romantic relationship (also known as courtship). Listed below are some resources to help you live out this period of discernment in a chaste way.