Jason Evert, along with his wife Crystalina, started the Chastity Project, a ministry dedicated to promoting God’s plan for human love and sexuality. He emphasizes that this ministry isn’t just for teens and young adults. It’s also for married couples and people in religious life. He explains that married couples can benefit from chastity since it encourages a husband and wife to love each other the way God loves us. Father Dave points out that a common misconception about chastity is that it means not having sex, but Jason clarifies, stating that chastity is a virtue that allows people to see another person’s human value first, rather than their sexual value.
Father Dave realizes that Chastity Project’s work is similar to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, lectures which teach us about how God created us to be. Jason, whose personal hero is St. John Paul II, says that Theology of the Body can help us to understand that “if we truly know who we are as people made in the image and likeness of God, then how we live is going to naturally flow from that.” The talks are not about the do’s and don’ts of sex, rather, they’re about the vision of God’s plan for human love.
Father Dave then asks Jason about his work with “Chosen,” a new Confirmation prep program. Jason, who has a passion for working with young people, describes “Chosen” as a guide that allows them to see the true beauty of the Church. The lessons feature various Catholic authors and public figures who present different topics related to their areas of expertise. The resource also contains guides for Confirmation leaders, parents, Confirmation sponsors, and faith formation groups. Jason reminds us that adults need to be catechized, too, and that everyone can learn from the versatile teachings of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Visit confirmationstudy.com to learn more about “Chosen.”
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