Hi, I am out of my 40's, never married and chronically alone. To get to the point, some are given strong impulses to enjoy companionship without having the opportunity. Finding a suitable mate in today's world is horrible. So after decades of dryness, how can one consider celibacy to be a gift when it feels like torturing a soul that is already alone. Genisis 2:18 PS - To be honest, I have heard all kinds of versions of "have faith". "keep praying". Can you pray hunger and thirst away? Thank you.