Help me out here brothers. Let's be honest, a single man in this world, especially in this culture is looked at strangly and judged rashly quite often I imagine...At least in my case it has been...
Have any of you straight (I'm assuming that's all of you) single men experienced the same persecution, especially while trying to pursue the religious life or priesthood while living a chaste, single life (Oh well, I guess it comes with the territory-one of those small persecutions Our Lord permits. Blessed be God.)
Most of my friends are at that age were they are all married and having kids, and my family are beginning to wonder why I haven't started yet. I probably would be, but for some reasons I won't go into I'm not. I wouldn't say i'm persecuted because of it, but yes I know what you mean, certain friends and family members give me the impression that they find it a bit strange that I'm not going out with someone or am married yet.