Thanks Marge and Donna, but I don't agree.
When these sort of posts are in the general discussion rooms, you get all kinds of dissent, people calling you judgmental for being chaste/wanting someone who is chaste, and just like the Widowed room does not want people who don't know their experience commenting on/telling them what to do/expounding on what they don't have first hand experience with, this would be a place where those who wish to be chaste can speak freely and get support.
So that is why I stated this suggestion here.
I agree wholeheartedly with Pat on the need for an anonymous room for that type of support. Chastity is not a private issue it is a community issue that affects the body of Christ. I think to protect individual privacy the suggestion of anonymity is a fantastic suggestion. No room here provides that so the claim of redundancy is not applicable at all. I agree that when people who want to live a chaste life and seek support post in the forums as saddening as it is it is often met with derision and claims of the person thinking that they are better than someone else. However even those who desire to be chaste need support and help from our community. In CM's mission to raise up holy couples the encouragement of chastity and support for chastity cannot be left out.
I also understand and agree that the naysayers will still be able to post rude things in that room but the anonymity will still allow the person to post and receive some form of support and suggestions from those who truly desire to help. Who would want to post their struggles with chastity if their name could be tied to it.
One time in college a priest was saying that Satan gains power in sins of the flesh as they are often shaming sins that people keep hidden and therefore cannot receive healing and support from. Hence they become more ingrained and more firmly rooted in the souls of the just. By putting them in the light we are giving ourselves a chance to be free from them.
I understand where Brian is coming from but I also urge you to consider the scope of the mission of CM and how that small addition of a room may change many lives and families. Thanks in advance for not dismissing it without thorough consideration and prayer. I will be praying that God opens a way for you to do it because IT IS NEEDED.
I also think that it will also give the naysayers more exposure to posts on chastity and may bring issues in their lives and see how they are hurting their relationships to light. Basically a win win for the Church, families and souls. What is our mission if it is not to bring souls closer to Christ? What is our mission if we dismiss the attempt to bring souls closer to holiness because it is hard? Even if only one soul was won because of it, wouldn't it be worth it? Christ came to earth and died and would have done it if only for one soul.