Does Hooking Up Work?

by Jim Manney

Rick Malloy, SJ, VP at the University of Scranton, prods students to ask some questions:

Will a man or woman who had multiple sexual partners make a good husband or wife? Is hooking up good training for life?

There’s an old saying in Jesuit circles: We form our habits and our habits form us. Those whose sexual practices militate against fidelity, monogamy and meaning during their late teen and young adult years will not easily settle down once they marry in their late 20s or early 30s.

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Jim Manney

Senior Editor at Loyola Press
Jim Manney is a popular writer on Ignatian topics (God Finds Us, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer) as well as the editor of many books on Ignatian spirituality, including What Is Ignatian Spirituality? He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Stephanie October 19, 2011 at 5:50 am

great insightful article but what if we do not meet our life partner in our early 20′s?


Lady.Rosary October 20, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Our past decision shape who we are and who we will become. But we still decide for ourselves who we want to be. We can either let our past affect who we want to be or not. It’s merely a decision to become the best version of our ourselves.


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