Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wimps need not apply

Many thanks to reporter Gary Morton for writing a great review of my talk at the Wilmington, Del., Theology on Tap for the diocesan newsletter Dialog. (The story's eyebrow-raising headline: "Chastity is her mistress: After years of sexual exploration, Dawn Eden embraces a new love.") If you're looking to book me to speak to your group, his story captures a few of the major points of my talk:

WILMINGTON— Dawn Eden has a strong but simple message about human sexuality.

“Chastity is not for wimps,” she says.

Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On, shared her philosophy of chastity at last week’s Theology on Tap session for young adults at Catherine Rooney’s Irish Pub & Restaurant.

“Chastity is the most radical thing that the church is promoting,” said Eden, “because it’s not just celibacy or abstinence. It’s a whole way of viewing other people. ... Most of all, it is about living all the graces that one has been given as a human being.”

[Read the full story in the Dialog]