Your soul is at stake and perhaps a happy marriage and a possible vocation. The road to chastity is paved with prayer, the Eucharist, and reading of the New Testament.
In my days as a young unmarried Catholic, I often suffered through chastity talks or had dating manuals pressed on me.
The only textbook I have used on the topic was very poor.
The concept of boundaries is closely related to the topic of self discipline.
Follow these rules and make sure your date or companion does also and the search for a spouse and courtship can be a joy.
If you fail, have recourse to the Sacrament of Penance as soon as possible and begin again.
Chastity talks were even more painful because you had to be there in person, squirming in your folding chair and wishing the floor would swallow you as the speaker hemmed and hawed, or, even worse, was wildly enthusiastic for Purity!
They met, fell in love, dated and waited until they were married to have sex.
There seemed to be a special connection between them that made me wonder, It started me on a quest to discover what I call "practical abstinence." All of the "true love waits" messages mean nothing if they can't be put into practice.
Sexual sin is presented as crossing some vague boundary partway up an imaginary list of increasingly intimate physical acts.
So you’re dating someone, and the two of you want to do things the right way.