Hello! This is Chantal-Marie.
I like to share a little story with you and why I came to be so passionate about sexual purity.
My story begins on my 19th birthday.
I was a student in Paris, France.
It was 1971 ~ the Sexual Revolution was raging out there.
In my room, far away from home, I was facing the reality of my life.
Here I was, a student with excellent grades, respected among my peers, and part of a dynamic team of friends. But internally, things were quite different. I was lost.
I felt that I was nowhere close, to where I had envisioned myself to be, by that time of my life. You know, when we were 10, 11, or 12 and dreaming of climbing the ladder to 19 and 20… or was it just me?
At 19, I knew that something was not right. I didn’t know what I was really doing; and I didn't know where I was going. I was confused ~ and desperate for an answer.
But let’s go back a few years prior to that time.
You see, my parents were hard workers and very diligent in many ways; but, like most parents, they didn’t feel confident to teach their children about sexual matters.
So, when the teenage years hit, I had no clear path to follow. I was left on my own. Moved around by my emotions, I went from one crush to another.
On the other hand, I was fearful of the sexual revolution's mentality. So instead of high school, thanks to my parents' support, I chose to attend an all girl Catholic school where I felt safe. I loved it and it was fun.
When I look back on that, I think that God protected me from a promiscuous lifestyle where I would have probably gone, without knowing better. I never got to be promiscuous, because I was not tempted. I can see now, that was the path that God had for me, even back then, so that today I can be together with you, with this important message for our Time.
But let’s go back to my 19th birthday. That day I had a show down with God. In tears, I reached out to Him and begged Him for an answer ~ and little did I know that He was listening.
Just a few days later I was introduced to, what we call today, The Purity Revolution: an unusual group of mostly young people who were clear and pure. Among them I felt safe and free. It was like being back home, among people I had never met before: a bright sunny island among the dark raging sea out there.
Those young people were giving lectures - and that’s where I learned the beautiful value of sexual purity ~ not from dos and don’ts ~ not just from a few Biblical verses, but from an explanation that made the greatest sense to me.
For the first time in my life I was understanding where I came from, how to live, and where I was going ~ in the realm of love. I was not confused anymore. I was learning what I wished my parents would have taught me, but couldn’t – because they, themselves, didn’t know.
From that time on, I prepared my heart and character for marriage. A few years later I married the man of my life - a man with the same values as mine and the same ideal. This was 36 years ago and I am so grateful to him. We have the same purpose, the same dream. We raised four amazing children.
Today, when I spend a minute or two reflecting on my past, I have not the shadow of a doubt, that if I had not met The Purity Revolution and studied its teaching, I would have been one more casualties of the sexual revolution.
Unfortunately, we still live in a society where more and more people get confused about sexuality. And those who are not, are unable to clearly explain ‘why’ sex is meant for faithful marriage only.
So, the sexual revolution goes on and on. It never stopped! Ready or not, here it is! Sex is everywhere: up into the media’s very fabric, down to the classroom and the playground. While so many parents are still trying to figure out their own lives, in the classroom kids are being taught how to put condoms on.
To help take care of the damage, we comfort ourselves by giving money to charities; while the real problem, the core problem, the one troubling us the most is not being addressed.
In hopelessness, we are witnessing an entire new generation breathing in a cultural atmosphere we don’t approve of – one that is suffocating their very soul.
Is there a solution to this tragedy? Yes, there is!
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT ?